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It seems to be a few years since I last moaned about my Apple kit (eg iPod, Spotlight, iCal, Pages, iCloud). A few weeks ago my iMac (21.5-inch, late 2012, 2.7GHz Core i5, 8GB memory, then OS X 10.12.3) started seizing up, sometimes so badly that I had to do a hard reboot, other times […]

Snowflakes and all that

A small plug for the really useful online OED: I am thinking about the derogatory meaning. I first noticed it in connection with “safe spaces”: I have written several times before about the ludicrous expansion of university education in the UK (here, here, here, and here). The inevitable result has been the creation of a […]

Child porn (2)

My first post on this topic was more than eight years ago. For most of that time the situation has got worse. Much worse. But today I saw the first glimmer of light: All major disasters have multiple causes and the great child abuse overreaction is no exception. Why grown men – and occasionally women […]

Hounding Hogan-Howe

Do we really want a succession of Ian Blairs as Met Commissioners (see here, here, and here)? His attention seemed to be largely focussed on pleasing politicians. He spent inordinate amounts of time on cases/issues that he thought might interest them. Hogan-Howe on the other hand is a proper policeman. I believe him when he […]

Tram crash

The crash was between Lloyd Park and Sandilands. The schematic map above is confusing. The map below is clearer for orientation but less detailed. The shape of the track from Sandilands to Lloyd Park is like a Z: The Google aerial map is: Lloyd Park tramstop is the tiny blue and white symbol in the […]