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13 years ago @ Scrapiana - Gingerbread party bags · 0 replies · +1 points

Ah, what a night that was. The music was very special. Michael Billington characterised it as suggesting "a Tyrolean Tom Waits". Cellos played sideways like guitars!

14 years ago @ the knackered hack - is it worth it? · 0 replies · +1 points


That's very kind.

I went the extra mile to find the beige Cortina image.


14 years ago @ the knackered hack - NASA show and tell · 0 replies · +1 points


I was not there. Looks like a backlash, if I picked up on what you meant. But if you check out Taleb's homepage, he is saying his comments on climate change and crashes were misrepresented. For a long time, I've heard his mantra to be "don't mess with a complex system" implicit in which is a deeply ecological/environmental engagement. I suppose these reactions reflect his increasing popularity and perhaps an inevitable involvement in the media and politics. My cautious advice in that regard would be "don't mess with a binary system" ;-)


14 years ago @ the knackered hack - how to spell heuristics · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Dan,

call it a monkey with typewriter moment. The next one may be a long time coming.


14 years ago @ the knackered hack - NASA show and tell · 0 replies · +1 points


I am poised to do the same, although rather worried about the large number of other things in that Amazon basket :(

15 years ago @ Online Journalism Blog - Blogging journalists: ... · 0 replies · +2 points

This is fascinating. Would there be enough data for a separate study aimed specifically at finance journalism. This would be very topical. Here you are dealing with a complex phenomenon which the bureaucratic structures have shown themselves unequal to. Has journalism floundered too? Has the blogosphere done better?