Monthly Archives: October 2008

I’m Still Here

I see that ten days have passed since I last wrote anything on the blog. I think that is probably the longest hiatus since the blog began back in February 2005. Nothing untoward, I’ve simply been busy with other things. … Continue reading

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A while back, I mentioned a collection of photos of the world’s most beautiful libraries. It seems to me that Jay Walker’s personal library can be added to that list. Quite stunning.   And on an associated note, I see … Continue reading

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Turning a Blind Eye

A couple of stories this week made me think of how privileged some of us are, and how we ride on the backs of others. First up was Carole Cadwalladr’s piece in last Sunday’s Observer on the social strata and … Continue reading

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Homemade Wireless Keyboard

How not to make your own wireless keyboard. The scary thing is that it took twenty seconds for the penny to drop.

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Good Science

Having mentioned Ben Goldacre’s book Bad Science in my previous entry, I just wanted to emphasise how good his book is. Really, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of this book to buff up your bullshit detector. … Continue reading

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Statistics and Lies

I see from today’s Volkskrant that Lucia de Berk has at last won the right to a retrial of her case. De Berk is a nurse who was convicted in 2003 for the supposed four murders and three attempted murders … Continue reading

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Pot, Kettle, Black..

I think my irony meter has just exploded…

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