Monthly Archives: December 2012

Getting Inside Cells

For the past 20 years, on and off, I’ve been building computer simulation models of growing populations of strange imaginary living things, many of which were very like biological cells. I was still doing it last year. But as I … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Smoking Ban

H/T Furor Teutonicus on the UK-style Bulgarian smoking ban. Prog also commented on it 10 days ago. First this on 4 Dec 2012: Bulgaria’s Parliament considers easing the full smoking ban in closed public spaces that was imposed in the country on June 1, … Continue reading

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Real Cancer Sticks At Last

A few news items caught my eye. All doom and disaster stories of one sort or other. The USA is about to walk off a fiscal cliff, it seems: Markets fall amid fading hopes of last-minute fiscal cliff deal Stock … Continue reading

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The Usual Barking Madness

I’ve spent the last three days lying half asleep in front of a TV set. It hasn’t given me any wish to own another one, though. Today’s comments were food for thought. From Magnetic: “For the next few months, strive … Continue reading

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Rose Is Back!

Great news! Rose has got herself a new computer, given to her as a Christmas present (I think). Her last one died three or four months ago, and there had been silence ever since. We were all getting very worried. Junican … Continue reading

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Certainty and Uncertainty

We seem to be living in a new age of conformity. Everyone must conform. Plurality of opinion is increasingly disallowed. The mass media plug one particular orthodoxy, and nothing else. Everyone is being ‘nudged’  or bullied into conformity. Three particular … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Have a Happy Christmas everybody, and a Prosperous New Year. According to Simon Clark, antismoking zealots have been editing out Santa’s pipe. And I leave you with news that Female traveler ‘goes nude’ at Beirut airport to protest smoking ban … Continue reading

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