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Hello brave new world!

Apologies if your rss feeds just went a little mental, I’ve just migrated my blog from b2evolution to wordpress. I had been meaning to do it for a while (approx. 6-18 months). Never quite got round to it. I thought … Continue reading

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Fodor on meaning of life

“I rather doubt that life has a meaning. If I thought perhaps it did, and I wanted to find out what its meaning is, I don’t imagine I’d ask someone whose credentials consist of a PhD in philosophy.” – Jerry … Continue reading

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technically illegal

GLORIFYING TERRORISM (Rackstraw Press) is, technically, illegal – because every SF/F story in this anthology breaks the current UK law that bans the glorification of terrorism. Whatever that is, of course. – Karen Travis Technically illegal is practically my middle … Continue reading

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Outlook for some Londons

To put the fanastically varied weather we’ve been having into perspective, here’s the weather in some Londons this week. London, Nigeria wins for the electrical storms, with London, Burma a close second, whilst London, Russia looks to be in for … Continue reading

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Similar and dissimilar others

We just had our weekly journal club discussing: Mitchell, J.P., Macrae, C.N., & Banaji, M.R. (2006) Dissociable Medial Prefrontal Contributions to Judgments of Similar and Dissimilar Others, Neuron 50, 655-663 It’s a moderately neat scanning study that purports to show … Continue reading

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a great privilege

Here we see the Queen (of England) being introduced to ME. Look how pleased she is!

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Bodidharma’s Eyelids – Chapter 2

Chapter 2 London, Tuesday 17th December Doctor Whittard, the chief Librarian, was not a happy man. The biggest problem when running a government department that does not officially exist is the filling in of forms. Government runs on paperwork and … Continue reading

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Sprachenschule

Before I came here I thought I’d learn some German before I arrived.. I bought Michel Thomas’s excellent 8 hour course and another crap nine hour course that seems to be mainly designed for american tourists who want to complain … Continue reading

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my impressions of The Impressionist

The Impressionist – Hari Kunzru Urban75 March bookgroup choice. The Impressionist met with widespread approval but lacked a champion. we all agreed that it was well written, inventive and much more besides but no-one offered it unconditional love. he was … Continue reading

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tom holt = york city

comic novelist tom holt tries hard but will never amount to anything.. i read one of his books.. i forget which (they do seem to have a certain sameness about them) it was mildly diverting with quite a steady rate … Continue reading

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