Monday, November 19, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Here is a technical drawing of the reinvented aperture wheel of the Octopus 900 research instruments. The apertures were designed in the Goldenpass scenic train from Montreux to Lucern while being distracted by cows with shiny bells and very clean bottoms. Some of the apertures are big enough to accommodate even the most discerning customers...
Andrew Turpin and colleagues at the University of Melbourne have implemented the Open Perimetry Interface for the Octopus 900, a beautiful instrument that will now be heavily misused for boring "scientific" experiments rather than Cash for Too Few Questions (CTFQ, otherwise known as TOP). Here is an example of what these people are up to... Simply abominable. The Ministry of Silly Fields will be consulting with its lawyers to consider legal action against this group.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Perimetry is a serious visual field. However, despite the most careful instruction and advice, some people continue to violate the rules -- sometimes deliberately and out of sheer rebelliousness, but often because of ignorance or boredom. Visual fields from such subjects make a mess of our most loving calculations: between February 2008 and March 2012, approximately 17.67% of visual field statistics turned out to be meaningless. Governments around the world have now acted, and, in collaboration with industrial and academic partners, have established the Ministry of Silly Fields and endowed it with substantial funds.
The Ministry of Silly Fields will pursue violators of the law (Fechner, 1860) and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the criminal code (Bloch, Ricco, Piper & Associates). This site has been created to keep the public, government and funding bodies informed about ongoing actions of the MSF.