Monthly Archives: January 2018

Night of the Mini-Tornadoes

I kept being woken last night by sudden blasts of wind against my window. I’d doze for about 15 minutes and then get woken by another sudden blast slamming against the window. The very powerful blasts of wind would only … Continue reading

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The Psychologists

A month or two back somebody emailed me some links to Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor or psychology. He’s apparently well thought of in conservative circles, for resisting some daft new politically-correct language rules that his university was trying to … Continue reading

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Cultural Degradation

From Nisaki:man: The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. … Continue reading

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The Chain

I’m still trying to get my head around something I read a day or two back. “Chain migration” definition: Chain migration is a term used by demographers since the 1960s to refer to the social process by which immigrants from a particular … Continue reading

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How Did They Manage It?

The morning’s thought today was: How on earth did they manage to get smoking banned in almost every country in the world in the space of barely 10 years? It’s an extraordinary achievement. I think that even North Korea has … Continue reading

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As Above, So Below

I’m currently building models of asteroids. Computer simulation models. The asteroids (or maybe they’re comets) are dirty snowballs made of radioactive dust and ice. The radioactive dust warms the snowballs very slightly, and I’m wondering whether, if the snowballs are … Continue reading

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My Way or the Highway

Caught in passing: …the celebrity signalled her distaste for the preferences and habits of the vast majority of ordinary Britons when asked: “what law would you change if you could?”. Responding, the millionaire vegetarian stated: “I would make smoking illegal and … Continue reading

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