Monthly Archives: Apr 2020

Looking for the silver lining in all the wrong places

There’s wrong and then there’s that. — Do you wonder why South Korea has been so efficient in dealing with COVID-19? Maybe it’s because they had the experience from the less contagious but far deadlier MERS (also a coronavirus) in … Continue reading

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Un-lessons from a study on happiness

You might have seen this TEDx talk about the longest study on happiness: (ted) The lessons were that good relationships keep us happier and healthier: Social connections are really good for us and loneliness kills It’s the quality of your … Continue reading

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Unrelated, yeah right

The Tudors used to treat venereal diseases by injecting mercury into the ‘affected area’. Mercury is, of course, poisonous and these days nobody with any sense would suggest treating a virus with a deadly poison… #History #Unrelated — The Mary … Continue reading

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Working for the greater good, I mean, profit. And good.

Imagine a pharmaceutical company developing a cure for COVID-19. They could sell it at a great margin and make a lot of money, and if you take a limited view of the company and its incentive, you might expect that. … Continue reading

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Picking locks

Every once in a while videos from LockPickingLawyer pops up in my feeds and after viewing one, I’ve found them to be fun and even soothing. There’s no sensationalism here, just fact and demonstration. That makes them very short. Also, … Continue reading

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Prepped but not for that

I mean you have to admit it’s hilarious that the people who have spent their entire lives stockpiling beans & ammo and publishing newsletters about preparing to shelter in place during a global crisis are the ones having meltdowns because … Continue reading

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A good thing and a bad thing regarding Trump

Well, I am kidding. Both are bad, but in very different ways. First of all, I appreciate how much more difficult republicans will have it in Denmark. Imagine trying to remove a monarchy now and argue that having a president … Continue reading

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The role of journalism

From Jeff Jarvis’ “The Open Information Ecosystem“: Media are no longer the deliverers of information. The information has already been delivered. So the question now for journalists is how — and whether — we add value to that stream of … Continue reading

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Thin air

Here’s an analogy for organisational hierarchies: The lower you are the more your vision is obscured by hills and mountains. The higher you are the thinner the air is.                  

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Cheap oil

Well, it doesn’t get much cheaper than less than zero, does it? Yesterday oil futures for May traded at a significant negative price, which is a bit confusing. Trading oil futures goes a bit like this: One way to think … Continue reading

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