Monthly Archives: December 2009

A fight at home and ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Last week started off really badly. I got a rush of blood to my head and ordered a rather expensive telescope without consulting my wife. It’s something I’ve been hankering after for a while, but only just got around to. … Continue reading

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Geminid meteor shower

I got my eldest daughter out of bed at midnight last night to watch the ‘shooting stars’. The Geminid meteor shower didn’t disappoint! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geminids Hopefully the sky will be clear tonight because my son wants to see it too.

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More taxes, YEAH!

Hmmm…OK it’s not easy staying really positive with that headline. 1) More taxes mean less annoying gadgets in my home to go wrong2) More taxes mean the UK economy stands a better chance of staying afloat3) More taxes mean…oh this … Continue reading

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The fight against ignorance

Today I present two prizes. For their continued (and likely to be long-lived) fight against ignorance: The New Scientist – My favourite periodical. Sometimes, but not often, it gets the facts wrong and on very rare occasions the science inside … Continue reading

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Members of Parliament are wasting time!

Our elected officials here in the UK are wasting valuable parlimentary time debating whether McKinnon should be extradited to the US to face charges. He knew he was doing something illegal when he did it and he would have known … Continue reading

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