Monthly Archives: January 2009

How bad could it be?

I have, for many years, been involved with business projects.  Some small, some huge, some amazingly smooth, ands others, well, less so! One of the things I’ve found interesting is how poorly thought through their views of risks are, and … Continue reading

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Here isn’t the news – UFO didn’t hit wind turbine

A couple of weeks ago there was a story about how a UFO might have hit a wind turbine (see my post here with links to source stories).  It made the front page of the Sun, the BBC and various … Continue reading

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Fooling yourself – everyone does it

I’ve long been intrigued in the difference between how people think they think and how they actually think, and the risks that come from this lack of knowledge (e.g. see here and here). In that vein, there was an intruiging … Continue reading

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Good UK source for low sulphite wine

As I’ve noted before, I have a problem with wine and foods with sulphites as preservatives (e.g. see here).  I’ve been searching for wines that are low in sulphites, but so far it has proved hard to find out cleanly, … Continue reading

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Foucault’s pendulum – a real vocabulary expander

One of the books I bought over Christmas was Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco.  It’s basically poking fun at conspiracy stores like The Da Vinci Code, albeit that it is not on the bandwagon as I first thought – it … Continue reading

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