Monthly Archives: February 2008

Great site for cool and unusual technology

It’s kept me entertained for an hour or more.  Link to top level is here.  Worth a look are the stairs, floating buildings, and extreme kitchen gadgets … but really, there are loads more that are entertaining. Advertisements

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Photos from skiing trip

I’ve loaded some photos from our trip onto Flickr here. Some of the kids are friends and family only. One of the most entertaining for me was of a runaway snowboard, and a couple of seconds later the owner running … Continue reading

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Using embarrassment to improve use of statistics in politics

There is an interesting article in the Economist (here).  It details how there will be increased oversight of how statistics are used in politics.  Amongst other things it notes how there will be an official channel whose role is to … Continue reading

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Miracles are becoming more common (apparently)

Broken arm restricts longer posts, so I’ll keep this brief. I saw this item on the BBC about how the Catholic Church is making it beatification bar higher. The Cardinal in charge is reported as ‘Stressing the need for a … Continue reading

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Raquetteing

Since my boarding has been curtailed, I thought I’d try some of the non skiing activities, one of which is raquetting – or snowshoeing. I did think it might be a gentle stroll through the snow with an elderly group. … Continue reading

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