Monthly Archives: October 2021

Scientific Genius

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Football as a metaphor for everything

‘And probably mixed feelings for Tony Blair there,’ said the commentator. ‘Being reminded, perhaps, that sometimes, winning is the easy bit, it’s the aftermath that is the real challenge.’ ‘Very much so, Barry. And that’s as true in football as … Continue reading

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The long transition from Victorian technology

The transition from Victorian technology is accelerating. Their technologies are embedded into 21st century Britain, which has been shaped by them. The transition will be revolutionary, disconcerting and will be resisted by broad swathes of society. Background Victorian technologiesare pervasive: … Continue reading

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Painless Warfare: for the rich

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Police Racism Satirised in 1979

Sergeant:Savage, why do you keep arresting this man? Constable Savage:He’s a villain, sir. Sergeant:…A villain. Constable Savage:And a jailbird, sir. Sergeant:I know he’s a jailbird, Savage, he’s down in the cells now! We’re holding him on a charge of being … Continue reading

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Accountancy Ethics

An accountancy student asked his boss to explain ethics in accountancy. After thinking for a while he related the following: “Mr Jones, a client, came in last week and paid me his bill. His bill was £1,000 and he paid … Continue reading

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Book Review: Volker Kutscher ~ The Fatherland Files (2019) (Translator Niall Sellar)

Fans of Philip Kerr and his wonderful series featuring Berlin policeman Bernie Gunter will warm to this German version. The book reeks of authenticity in its depiction of pre-Nazi Berlin and the insidious take-over of the police by them. The … Continue reading

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A pet spider

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Commercialised Gluttony

For 25 years, Fat Boys Cafe [Croydon, London] has been serving up the Blow Out breakfast challenge. It consists of two sausages, six slices of bacon, a slice of fried bread, mushrooms, beans and 1.25kg of chips, and is thought … Continue reading

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Pets: They really love you

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