Individuals who lost more than £50,000 in the Landsbanki collapse certainly let greed get in the way of good sense, and certainly don't deserve the generous bail-out terms that the government has given them. However, that pales into insignificance compared to the 20+ local councils who've lost tens of millions between them in Landsbanki deposits. … Continue reading Anything the global financial system can do, local government can do worse
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If you wish to spend your afternoon making intrigued-but-appalled whimpering noises, this is the link for you (SFW). Especially this one.
So, that new search engine Cuil? It's completely rubbish. Let's take an obvious example: here. If you're searching for "john band", is it more likely that you want a chap named John Band, or is it more likely that you want the Elton John Band but can't remember its lead singer's first name? Clue: Cuil … Continue reading Cuil isn’t
Mr Eugenides is an extremely offensive and ranty, but also highly entertaining and generally honest, blogger. I disagree with him on most things, and sometimes feel that his commentary on female Labour MPs' stupidity goes beyond the stick they deserve for their actions into misogynistic territory, but overall he's a principled and reasonable right-libertarian. Unfortunately, … Continue reading On knowing a man by his friends
Sorry - this is actually why the future was invented (mildly NSFW).
This week I've seen the best cartoon parody ever, and an entirely new concept in music video. Scarily, they're both made by the same fat Australian political activist. Good work Mr Ireland.
On the grounds of 'what goes around comes around' [*], as well as on the general grounds of free speech, let me join the chorus of people supporting slightly demented Decent Left blog Harry's Place in the libel suit that Hamas UK brought for calling them antisemitic. Normally, calling somebody antisemitic is a pretty horrible … Continue reading Jumping in slightly late
From these fine people, here is a word map of this site. It's kind-of cool - excerpt here: "People", "knife", "crime", "statistics", "public" and "law" seem to be pretty high up. Since the main point of this blog is to use stats and logic to highlight when general commentary on a major issue is wrong, … Continue reading Word cloud
Are you aware of all Internet traditions? If not, why not try this handy slideshow? (also, this)