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50 poor forecasters… Part II – #history

Part 2 – the final 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

50 poor forecasters… Part I #history

Part 1 – the first 25: 50 reasons, spanning 500 years, that clearly illustrate that we humans are poor forecasters. The lesson? Never go into print with a forecast! ῀… Read more »

Blackbird song

Woke to this wonderful sound: ῀ Not sure what the fantastic range of its song means – but it sounds joyous and uplifing.Great way to wake up to what looks… Read more »

Smelly stuff…

These are some of my nostalgic smells – what are yours?   FOOD SMELLS Just opened a jar of coffee and couldn’t help plunging my nose in to it to… Read more »

Makes you think…

I’ve always been a huge fan of Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide etc) and something I was doing today made me look at several of his quotes, couldn’t stop myself posting… Read more »

Ustinov on Franco…

An Evening with Peter Ustinov, years back I went to a theatre to listen to this unbelievably talented and interesting man. He told the story of General Francisco Franco being… Read more »

Two catastrophic inventions #history

Thomas J Midgley Jr has a unique place in the history of inventions – two of his wreaked havoc on the world! ῀ Historian J R McNeil said that Midgley… Read more »

How the Kindle ‘charts’ work…

Came across a site that had done a great deal of research and established the following data for fiction titles sold on Kindle in the USA. Note – this doesn’t… Read more »

Favourite books

The fiction books that have shaped me the most are: Shogun by James Clavell – I read this in the paperback 1600-page version and found it far too short. When… Read more »

Oi BBC! Get real on Scotland!

The Sun‘s view of how the Union Jack might look without Scotland’s St Andrew’s Cross Listening to the campaigns and debates on the 2015 UK General Election I wonder why… Read more »

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Energy sapping #fracking

Image source: telegraph.co.uk I confess a resigned sort of anger, albeit quickly repressed, when I hear two shadow front-benchers, Caroline Flint and Angela Eagles, are delaying fracking. Apparently not because… Read more »

 

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