Monthly Archives: November 2007

A Storm in a Teacup

The case of Gillian Gibbons is a salutary example of how truth is stranger than fiction. I admit, that when I saw the headline that people were demonstrating against her sentence of 15 days for allegedly insulting Islam, I thought: … Continue reading

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Here’s a nice post from Ebonmuse that captures the feeling of connectedness with the world without the pollution of religion.

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Cost/Benefit Analysis

Here’s a terrific little video on a quick and dirty analysis of Climate Change, and what we should do about it. Needless to say, I support his argument. I really don’t want to live in the world of Cormac McCarthy’s … Continue reading

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Ramachandran Webcast

I see that VS Ramachandran is giving a talk at the Royal Society tonight. Even better, it will be webcast. I’ll be watching.

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DG’s Classical Music Store

I see that Deutsche Grammophon has launched an online music store. It’s notable for a number of things:   it offers MP3 format without the curse of DRM (Digital Rights Management) the music is encoded to a very high quality … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mo discuss the wilful ignorance of second-year students at Dundee University. Emily Mackie, get a life – no, first get an education, then you might understand what life is about.

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RIP Verity

Damn, Verity Lambert has died. While she’s best known for producing the first two series of Doctor Who, she left her mark on many other notable productions in British TV. She will be missed.

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