The Drake Dating Equation

Why I don't have a girlfriend: An application of the Drake Equation to love in the UK, by Peter Backus, Warwick University Economics Dept.
The Drake Equation is used to estimate the number of highly evolved civilisations that might exist in our galaxy. I have used this approach to estimate the number of potential girlfriends in the UK. The results are not encouraging. The probability of finding love in the UK is only about 100 times better than the probability of finding intelligent life in our galaxy. Find out the details here.
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Skinless Zeppelin

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Tivo done me wrong.

Every time Tivo inexplicably fails to record a program and I have to resort to torrenting it, I think, "Come on baby, why you gotta treat me that way? You're gonna miss me when I'm gone."

Then the torrents are all shiny and HD and arrive in 15 minutes, and Tivo's sitting there all SD and mopey and I'm all, "Wow, really? Is the magic gone?"

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