Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Sad Day For Hedgehogs Everywhere

Ronald Dworkin has died. By coincidence, I listened last week to the podcast of Thinking Allowed, originally broadcast on 26 January 2011. In it, Dworkin discussed his book Justice for Hedgehogs with the philosopher A. C. Grayling and the sociologist … Continue reading

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What’s Sauce for the Goose…

…is sauce for the gander. Not being a Catholic, I have little skin in the game. However, given that Pope Benedict has little time for us homosexual secularists, and has made it plain enough, I just thought that I would … Continue reading

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What’s Changed?

And so the British Parliament finally decided to see sense. Not without the usual grumblings from the bigots and homophobes. Even Jesus and Mo seem surprised at the lack of divine retribution. Welcome to the 21st century. Meanwhile, we’re heading … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Media Apps and Media Services

I’ve written before about the issues I’ve had with the “Play to” function in Windows 8. Paul Thurrott wrote an article yesterday: The Sad Tale of Play To and Windows 8, with much the same conclusions. It is worth reading … Continue reading

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Carmen – “Habanera”

…as you’ve never seen it before…   Strangely, I seem to have remembered the same odd places from the 1970s as well… August Schram – clearly someone who has the same odd recollections, even if he is too young to … Continue reading

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You Might Think That…

…but I couldn’t possibly comment. Ah, that immortal line, uttered by Francis Urquhart MP in the BBC’s masterful adaptation of House of Cards. Fast Forward twenty years or so, and we have House of Cards – American style. Actually, I … Continue reading

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