Monthly Archives: Mar 2022

Russian propaganda that I fell for

First time I heard of “Ukrainian being Nazis” was in 2014 but I already had enough information to know that it was untrue. It has surprised me how many people actually continue to believe this lie. And then I fell … Continue reading

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Violence

Violence to defend the life or limb of another person may be justifiable. Violence to defend the honour or dignity of another person is not justified.                             … Continue reading

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What have the Romans ever done for us?

This was tweeted from her smartphone, just after a global pandemic for which we sequenced the genome in a couple of days and developed a vaccine against in about the same amount of time. (via) Some say the age of … Continue reading

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Who knew logistics could be important?

Well, everyone that has actually tried getting something done. Or perhaps I am just predisposed to thinking like that, given my family background. The Russian war on Ukraine has brought a lot of things into focus that we ordinarily don’t … Continue reading

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A Russian joke

I truly hope this isn’t too soon: According to Putin the special military operation is really a conflict between Russia and NATO about World dominance. What’s the situation now? Russia has lost 15,000 troops, 6 generals, 500 tanks, 3 ships, … Continue reading

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Mobile games are time wasters

You know all the “2048” games on smartphones? They are actually simplified clones of an original game called “Threes“, that some indie developers spent a very long time perfecting. And I have to agree with Yahtzee, mobile games are – … Continue reading

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A quick note on censorship

Did you know that the LinkedIn community guidelines are interpreted in a way that makes it impossible to discuss a current employment case that’s currently being presented to a tribunal in the United Kingdom? Curious, as LinkedIn is supposed to … Continue reading

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Whatever Justice and No Debate

When people call their pet project Whatever Justice, like Social Justice, Racial Justice, Climate Justice, etc., it is an attempt circumvent debate about that project. And if you’ve been following a recent political movement in Britain that has openly adapted … Continue reading

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Putin has already been defeated

I agree with most of what Francis Fukuyama says here: Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine. Russian planning was incompetent, based on a flawed assumption that Ukrainians were favorable to Russia and that their military would collapse … Continue reading

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This is what success looks like

Sure, Omicron turned out to be somewhat of a blessing in disguise – I am still not completely convinced that it is – but this is how the infection fatality rate evolved: (via Eric Topol and Financial Times) Getting a … Continue reading

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