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I thought I should remind the pillars of democracy

USA, of course, how democracy is supposed to work. Australian elections yesterday. The government...
21325May 22

Playing the magic square puzzle...

...with my 10 year old Vietnamese student as an exercise in numeric thinking and logic. These puzzl...
31740May 20

Hundertwasser - Wellington NZ 1970s

Back then as program manager I used to visit Wellington every now and then - installing equipment, i...
544May 18

Walking out today, I slipt

the word recalls a Chinese translation - 'slippery floor beware of landslide' seen in a hotel bathro...
24922May 9

Well the computer service attendant said

"you must be the luckiest guy in the world" And in this one case I rather concurred. A rogue compu...
1146May 13

A blog judger

And one who blocks comments to boot! I can scarcely contain my excitement! But I won't bother cont...
1456May 5

My long time friend and student is a contralto I think

Though I am no expert. Yet her voice is a rare pleasure. (F3) to two Fs above middle C (F5) and is...
471May 4

Watched 'Mark Felt: The man who brought down the White house' tonight.

Somehow I had missed the news of the 2005 Vanity Fair article. Interesting what the world's greates...
821Apr 30

Christmas eve in Xujiahui

Soft snowflakes falling as I ventured out shopping That Christmas eve 2018 Dodging the deliveries...
722Apr 28

On watching the history of Nazi invasion of Norway

Of Quisling I was aware but not so deeply. Of the separation or dissolution of the Swedish/Norwegia...
911Apr 28

Anzac day yesterday. Uncle Norman died in 1943

as a sailor on the Hospital Ship Centaur of 332 just 64 survived, and Norman was not among them. No...
610Apr 26

My Mathologer 'Feynman point in pi' t-shirts arrived yesterday

You may notice the 999999 sequence in red occurring at the...
782Apr 22

So USA excludes China from space cooperation but permits and depends on Russian participation

Bizarre isn't it. China has developed its own space stations and cooperates with Russia and Germany...
14813Apr 17

Julian Assange - late night live with Julian's father

633Apr 18

Sadly I see she has deleted her profile again when she is the only one writing of feelings

so this is what I wanted to post:...
2145Apr 17

A little science for those here who tout ivermectin

Some history presented by the wonderful Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Great Moments In Science. The discov...
1184Apr 13

Tomorrow both new and old students

The first I suspect will become an old friend (how can we know that) and the other already a friend...
1748Apr 3

MY RUSSIAN STUDENT WILL drive 19 hours this week - Ufa to Moscow

Makes you realise how huge Russia is. He went skiing (it is still snowing there, flying first to N...
1075Apr 7

Two times I regret not having asserted myself

High-school prize-giving - my ex French teacher objected to my jacket. Some junior walked up on sta...
16010Apr 6

The so called 'new atheists'

I was listening to a debate on 'new atheists' tonight... The New Atheists are authors of early tw...
1,01552May 2020

So the chemistry lesson went well

very well! a lovely personable ESL student, she understood everything except perhaps atomic weight,...
941Apr 3

Unfinished expression.

He's finished but I haven't. To arrive at rational values of the expression somewhat deeper analysi...
1838Apr 2

As vice-regent of India

Lord Mountbatten was no hero of mine, but assassinated, murdered back then in 1979 it was indeed a s...
1010Mar 31

Interesting 'Repair' correspondence

Late last year my Lenovo all-in-one 27" touchscreen computer out of warranty started playing up with...
1080Mar 30

Solo-trekking in China - Longsheng Titian (Rice terraces) - (1)

2012 I returned to Guilin, planning to go trekking for 3 days in the Longsheng rice terraces. By bus...
2685Dec 2020

Words of the day - Petrichor Geosmin and argillaceous

'Petrichor' drifted through my consciousness early this morning, 4am'ish, from the faint radio - and...
790Mar 29

Idiots who ask questions but disable comments?

Well what can one say? Rhetorical questions are they?...
37323Mar 28

Four foot five, 32, from New York

and the photo shows up in Romancescams and at Vipergirls - native American. 4'5" really? And she l...
3085Dec 2020

Hi handsome - good morning to you

Hi handsome (she needs glasses for sure) 35 Good morning to you 42 How are you doing 30 I admire...
29510Mar 16

Inverse squares, pi, Euler and lighthouses

Euler pops up everywhere, doesn't he!? What a genius! Here is a nice geometric demonstration of his...
1185Mar 27

Falling powers and what happens next (Mathologer)

This is nothing political - simple high-school maths but Mathologer is a lovely youtubist! This is...
1,285163Mar 2

War as failure

This war is glaring in how it demonstrates inability to compromise, don't you think? I have little...
18510Mar 26

Completeness Consistency and Decidability

A nice clear youtube presentation of a deep concept - Kantor Hilbert Goedel and Turing...
770Mar 20

From my 15 year-old high-school student in Kiev this morning via SKYPE:

Hello, how are you doing? I with my family moved to Central Ukraine. We moved because the village ne...
1190Mar 18

The Russian people

Have a dreadful time ahead. I know Ukrainian people have it right now, but it is also happening day...
990Mar 17

From Garrison Keillor

But our nation is divided as it was not in 1940. I wish Joe Biden will show mercy to individuals who...
14410Mar 16

Mass spectrometry

I have to admit it is not an area of expertise for me, but that is the topic of the moment with my l...
20110Mar 13

Staggering really

How bad the standard of English here is The likes of dedorix we understand Speak it like using t...
43520Mar 7

Music from another world, from left field

I always admired respected lusted for yoko! haha...
25921Mar 7

It's not his language

I am thinking But the nonsense he speaks that is stinking Someone who habitually speaks of big...
1580Mar 7

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