- Were we in the Dodecanese? We were . . . at Καστελλόριζο. Peter and Elly were there too on an 8 year escape from Arnhem in a small boat [reading matter, some snaps].
- Foodie heaven: comparing prosciuto, jamon, mortadella, salami . . .
- Some people eat durian Durio zibethinus fruit - mixed results, some barfing. Alfred Russell Wallace [prev] opined that it was "a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds" which makes you wonder if some of his olfactory receptors were shot off in the war. Because, for others it evokes very old onions, garlic, off eggs, turps, and untreated sewage. I'll stick with mangoes buy me mangoes.
- Men in skirts, gals in trews. Fusion Fighters do post-Riverdance celtic storm-trooper hop & skip. Quite disturbing on several levels.
- Hydraulic press makes short work of gunk: ooblek, cheese, crayons.
- New (to me) youtube channel SimonOxfPhys by Simon Clark
- Advice section to PhD or not to PhD
- Going all heavy intellectual are we? How about Lisa Goldberg addresses the Hot Hand a well known fallacy in the world of statistical economics. Except that the classic paper (by Amos Tversky of Kahneman [multiprev] and Tversky no less) proving the fallacy is itself statistically flawed.
- Years ago at the Birth of the Blob, I confessed to being a crap programmer who used GOTO statements
- Here's David Brailsford riffing on GoTo
- and here he is talking ancient history (1980s) with
godBrian Kernighan [briefoprev]
- Jonathan Pie is my Go To for political satire - mostly UK, some trump-slaps
- Here's a recent interview of his creator.
- And push-back from the right [you have to watch both sides or neither side]
- Red Bull FlugTag Jeu sans frontiers /It's a Knock-out style glider competition, heavy on the (hilarious, natch) fails
Sunday, 6 May 2018
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