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Strong or weak Jet stream

I actually thought this was correct: Global warming has been used to explain that the Jet Stream would weaken, bringing more extreme weather to the temperate zones. But I kept seeing a meteorologist saying that this was wrong. Not just … Læs resten

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Ad Astra

I didn’t really expect Ad Astra (“to the stars”) to be good and yet I managed to be disappointed. The trailer gave me a sense that it wouldn’t be good but I kept seeing good reviews and thought, I’ll give … Læs resten

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Horsey

This starts OK and then goes off the rails. Mind you, it’s a slightly Irish horse. This rugby interview is one of the best sports interviews I’ve seen, as it keeps getting delightfully weirder as it goes on. pic.twitter.com/6ua2P5FxET — … Læs resten

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Learning from our mistakes, escaping the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect

Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. […] You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or … Læs resten

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Being a field biologist can be scary

As an example, go read Emily Taylor’s thread: […] I remember staring at the stars, just starting to drift off. That’s when I heard the sound. It was close. It was coming from a wash on the other side of … Læs resten

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Wife

This did not age well: There are countless examples of this still occurring and it has always been stupid.            

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Watching Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood“, it took me 145 minutes before I got what this movie was about and then 10 minutes later the point was hammered home as the credits started to roll. I think you … Læs resten

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No, *our* conspiracy is sane

There is something wonderful about Flat Earthers fighting among themselves as to which branch is so ridiculous that they are obviously a government controlled false-flag operation, designed to discredit the other Flat Earthers. He has a few things he wants … Læs resten

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Harbingers of failure

It may be that there are groups of people whose behaviour can be used as a reliable indicator that a product will fail, a political candidate will lose or investments will perform subpar. In “The Surprising Breadth of Harbingers of … Læs resten

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The Nazi Generals

From Smith & Jones: A very different sketch but related through the topic is Mitchell & Webb’s:              

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