Yearly Archives: 2010

The Secular Solstice Superlative is here!

Those of you that were here last year may remember Winterval Wonderful. Well, it worked so well that I’ve decided to do it again this year. If you have been paying attention, you may have noticed the new page that … Continue reading

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Wait for it…

Every so often I have a quick Tim Minchin catch up and he never disappoints.

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If bus drivers never made a U-turn…

I’ve never really understood why we demand out politicians be stubborn and inflexible in the face of a constantly changing world.

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Save our BBC?

I’ve just been to the BBC News website for the first time in ages; I’ve been getting my daily fix of world events from all over the place but mostly the Grun, Indie, New Statesman (my new fave), NYTimes, Al … Continue reading

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A quick post about tuition fees

The Government’s website factsonfees needs to be more widely known about. It busts some prevalent myths and makes it clear that, for the vast majority of people, the new system about which we are all so upset is actually better … Continue reading

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What Kraft holes!

Kraft are moving a few key Cadbury jobs to Switzerland so as to avoid paying the UK treasury £60 million in corporation taxes, which is exactly what they did last year with Kraft’s own UK management, so it should have come as no … Continue reading

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Road trip!

OK, it wasn’t a road trip, it was a rail tour, but road trip sounds better. Our route was Tokyo -> Nikko -> Nagoya -> Hikone -> Nara -> Hiroshima -> Osaka -> Hakone, and we travelled on many trains … Continue reading

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You’ll find me in two, three and, occasionally, seven.

The above image from Neuroskeptic details the nine circles of scientific hell with the punishments the author deems reasonable. Neuroskeptic makes the point that in Dante’s original poem there was space for all men in Hell because even good people … Continue reading

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What? It can’t be that time again already?!

No, you’re right, it isn’t – but it’s not that far off. If you think you know what this is all about, keep schtum. If you don’t have a clue, well you’re just going to have to wait a bit … Continue reading

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I blog and I don’t pull my punches when I do so. So far, my blog is too small to attract much attention and I have yet to write any posts seriously attacking the kind of people who sling libel … Continue reading

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