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Boolean operators and programming lessons for babies

A couple of days ago I was aimlessly clicking around looking at interesting stuff on the Internet when I stumbled across something very rare indeed: a news item that I am qualified to have an opinion on by virtue of having a PhD on … Continue reading

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On the homeless and other noble savages

I suppose it’s not very original, but I’m a great fan of Shane Claiborne. His book The Irresistible Revolution is one of the most challenging and inspiring things I’ve ever read, despite the ubiquitous descriptions of Shane’s eyes filling with … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey and Dominique Strauss-Kahn: the point of view of the privileged

I’ve been watching a lot of Downton Abbey over the holidays, although, as the series progressed, my reasons to keep watching gradually reduced to just Twenties Fashion + Maggie Smith. I could complain about the weird discrepancy between narrated time … Continue reading

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