What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-13

RT @RadioKate Arriving at my home tube station late last night I was greeted by this fantastic/unexpected sight! http://twitpic.com/sebvd # Excellent piece from Unity at LC on the distinction between AGW sceptics (good) and deniers (crazy): http://bit.ly/7QO71y # Bring Back Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: http://bit.ly/3kHra - after 1,000 series, the BBC will have almost atoned … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-13

Profiting from the right kind of idiots

Gambling companies draw a lot of stick for profiting from people with psychological or emotional problems and people with learning difficulties. At their worst, they can offer vestiges of hope to the damaged that lead them into a spiral of addiction and ruin. However, not all attempts by gambling companies to profit on the stupid … Continue reading Profiting from the right kind of idiots

Legal guidelines for photographers in England and Wales

In the wake of the Guardian newspaper's treacherous attempts to photograph the secret, hitherto unseen building at 1 St Mary Axe, everyone considering taking photographs in public places in England and Wales should really ensure they're aware of the complex legal situation surrounding photography. A conventional reading of the law can be seen in this … Continue reading Legal guidelines for photographers in England and Wales

Two questions on Iraq

1) If the UK had lined up with the rest of Old Europe in opposing the war, how likely would it have been to go ahead anyway? 2) If the war had gone ahead as a unilateral US operation rather than a US/UK operation, would the outcome have been any different, for better or worse? … Continue reading Two questions on Iraq

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-06

LHR most destination is JFK according to BAA website, Paris not in top 5 http://bit.ly/1F3EkB (@hackneye @leylandrichard) # People who use the word "personally", in the context of "that's not what I personally like" etc, should be hanged. Personally. # I hate people who occupy seats on crowded trains with their bags too, but this … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-12-06