Monthly Archives: Mar 2021

Medicine and sex

It has long ago been established that medicine works differently on male and female persons – this is not discrimination but biological fact. We also know that immune responses are different in male and female persons. If – and it … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why playing fair is good for yourself

I believe in playing fair from a moral reasoning, but there is also a reason for those that forget to include those they disagree with, or compete with, with those they want to treat fairly: Any weapon introduced into battle … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Management | Tagged , | Leave a comment

I think we’ve all had days like that

                       

Posted in Other | Leave a comment

The Good Old Days

Here’s a list of causes of death and disease for a town in 1632: Obviously, being a small child in those days was very dangerous; Chrisomes is death within the first month and infants is death with the first year. … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged , | Leave a comment

If you doubted the intelligence of whales

Back in the 19th century, sperm whales met a new predator, the human. Unlike orcas, humans could kill the giant whales even when they were grouped together in tight circles. In fact, the grouping only made it easier for humans … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elton John and the oven manual song

This is a fun exercise by Elton John in front of a celebrity audience: (Youtube) It looks to be part of the “An Audience With … Elton John” from 1997.                     … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rediscovering Mike Oldfield

When I was young I listened a lot to the music of Mike Oldfield but at some point, less so. Recently I started again and I still love the music. Tubular Bells (1973) is of course the original work of … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick thoughts about national security, Germany, and Russia

I believe that a nation needs to be self-reliant in order to be secure. I acknowledge that “nation” can be a larger group, like the EU, provided that group can be trusted to act correctly and in unison. Sometimes “nation” … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The annual Bitdefender idiocy

If I didn’t like Bitdefender the product, Bitdefender the company would have turned me away a couple of years ago. Annually I cancel my subscription because cancelling it gives me a great discount. So, Bitdefender works like a tax on … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mechanics

The Formula 1 mechanics are famous for their quick tire changes: (Youtube) But I admit that I am also impressed by this repair job on a rally car that is – slightly – damaged: (Youtube)           … Continue reading

Posted in Other | Tagged , , | Leave a comment