Category Archives: … wait, what?

Old MacDonald’s climate change

Old MacDonald had a farmEe i ee i oAnd on his farm he had a floodEe i ee i oWith some drowned cows hereAnd some drowned cows there.Here a bull, there a calf,Everywhere an oh no.Old MacDonald had a farmEe … Continue reading

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The future is now, and it is us; we must choose to act.

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We really must rethink everything

I have no time (I shouldn’t even be writing this), so this will be a very short wibblette. I’ve been dwelling on my own cognitive dissonance reflected in my recent post ‘The cake is a lie‘. The original post was … Continue reading

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Nonviolent living

At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled. Marshall Rosenberg (1934–2015) This video by Marshall Rosenberg is less than 6 minutes long, but in that short time it packs a message that would change … Continue reading

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The cake is a lie

After I scheduled this post, I heard about the massive earthquakes in Turkey/ Siria. And it got me thinking: by comparison with the hardships now faced by those affected by that catastrophe, my original post makes me sound like an … Continue reading

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Lord of the Dance

I have no post prepared for this week (too much to do, too little time). Esme posted this gem a short while ago; I’d noted it for a ‘reblog’ for an occasion such as this, but her post doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Who wrote Robert Heinlein’s ‘The Door into Summer’?

That’s obviously a trick question. Or is it? If there are any of Heinlein’s novels I’ve not read, I’m not aware of them. His mid-1950s yarn ‘The Door into Summer‘ is one of my favourites, and speaks to me in … Continue reading

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Illustrating exponential growth using movement towards a target, revisited

The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. Professor Albert Bartlett (1923–2013) Back in May, I used a series of photos taken at regular intervals along a footpath in an attempt to illustrate … Continue reading

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The day I broke the machine

I read an article on The Conversation the other day about a new prototype chatbot called ‘ChatGPT‘, and decided to shoot the breeze with it. It didn’t go well…. Are you alive? No, I am a computer program designed to … Continue reading

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[SOLVED – finally!] Windows 10 installation has failed

The beginning of the end (of Windows 8.1 – and my sanity) If you have a PC running on Windows 8.1, you currently have less than a month to do something about that, because Microsoft support for it ends on … Continue reading

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