Monthly Archives: April 2006

A subbing error

I posted a version of the Cannibal Blogger piece down the page a little, before sending it off to the Guardian. It got held up there by the spam filters — this seems to happen to my copy quite often … Continue reading Continue reading

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Passive smoking

It’s quite common to see people in wheelchairs smoking at the entrance to hospitals, Usually they are in wheelchairs because they have had feet or toes amputated as a result of diabetes; if there is one thing guaranteed to worsen … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Science without worms | 13 Comments

a note on nuclear power

There is an “aerated letter”:http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,,1755555,00.html -in the _Independent_ today- from a Lib Dem spokesman in the _Guardian_ complaining that the Finnish government is buying French nuclear reactors. This only makes sense, the writer says, because of huge state subsidies on … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Cannibal Blogger

I just filed this to the gdn, and I am afraid that they will think the end, which is the whole point, is too strong. So I post it here anyway, below the fold, for tidyness, and also so my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Oops

If anyone reading this thinks they are having lunch with me on Tuesday 18th, could they make themselves known? I seem to have a blank appointment in my diary then — at least an appointment with a comma. It may … Continue reading Continue reading

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Vienna notes

I didn’t have a very cultural time, since I had a nasty ear infection that made walking exhausting and music pointless. But I managed one good photograph, and saw enough of the city to remind myself how very much I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Polish Catholic Radio denounces German Pope

I’m in Vienna right now, and stumbling down for a tourist breakfast I found a glorious story[1] in _Der Standard,_ bylined from Warsaw. A Polish Catholic radio Station, Radio Marja, whose programme could be summarised as “back to the[2] Thirties” … Continue reading Continue reading

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Further material on arseholes online

Madeleine Bunting has been a friend of mine, if not a particularly close one, for about ten years now, ever since we were rival religious affairs correspondents. I don’t always like what she writes or agree with it. But she’s … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Net stories | 9 Comments

Someone else hates me

From feedback for an old Wormseye column: bq(loony). I read with interest your article in the Guardian entitled “A worm’s eye view”, for it never ceases to amaze me how journalists often miss the whole picture, when the hyperbole of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dear nerdworld

Is there any way to convert a sizable MySQL database containing this blog to sqlite? Here are some of the ways that don’t work: # Using the “mt-db-convert.cgi script:”:http://as-is.net/blog/archives/001023.html this ought to work, but is killed by the reaper at … Continue reading Continue reading

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