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Links round-up

Hi all,  These links seem often start with obituaries these days (which is probably down to nothing more than my age, and consequently the ages of my role models and intellectual heroes growing up – many of who were 30-40 … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  So it seems like every week these e-mails start with an obit or some cricketing insanity. This week we’ve got both: first India’s continuing attempt to re-popularise binary coding outside of the computing field (just look at all … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  Days when Sri Lanka win a last-ball victory against Australia and Lasith Malinga gets through four overs without accidentally breaking his bowling arm in the process of sitting down are good days. We should savour them when they … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  “If I say one in ten girls doesn’t go to school, or one in seven girls doesn’t go to school – I’m not talking about statistics. I’m talking about girls. There’s this idea that numbers are something else. … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  I’m on leave tomorrow, so the links come early. Normally this intro would be where I make a token Taylor Swift joke and a glum mention of the latest cricketing disasters (seriously  – 8 wickets in 19 balls? … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all, Strange things are happening in the world these days. Rafa and Roger are about to contest an Australian Open final, causing me to check my calendar; England thumped India in a Twenty20, causing me to dig a deep … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  I’m going to file the motion that it is physically and psychologically impossible to dislike Joel Embiid (yes, I’m aware about 4 readers have any idea who he is – the Philadelphia 76ers centre). How can you dislike … Continue reading

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links round-up

Hi all, Let it never be said that I don’t admit to my errors (or error, as this might be the first one yet). Last week I suggested that 2016 might not have been especially fatal for celebrities and linked … Continue reading

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Links round-up

Hi all,  Was 2016 a statistical aberration? Did things that were really unlikely continually happen? Did famous people die at a historically unprecedented rate? This seems to be the prevailing narrative at the moment, but if Kahneman and Tversky taught … Continue reading

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links round-up

Hi all,  As threatened, this week’s links culminates with a self-indulgent ‘best of 2016’ section. Now, I know talking about the ‘best of 2016’ is a little like celebrating the five best punches to the face I’ve taken, but there’s … Continue reading

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