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Hi all, We live in interesting times. The news is full of extraordinary events: the Extinction Rebellion going on pretty much directly outside this building. Virat Kohli is rewriting the law of averages. Politics are… shall we just say eventful, … Continue reading

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Hi all, Today, I have been thinking about shifting goalposts. The computers I’m working with today (yes, plural: I’m doing some mind-numbing data work that requires two screens) are light years away from the machines I used as a teenager, … Continue reading

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Hi all, Yesterday, a friend sent me an e-mail full of Stata code; this isn’t how we normally communicate, she was trying to help me format some tables better. But in a perfect encapsulation of my attitude towards Stata, my … Continue reading

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Hi all, I went out at this afternoon for a meeting, and walked face-first into an enormous, boisterous crowd of young people (and a few conspicuous parents trying not to embarrass their children). Rather than a Boyzone concert (am I … Continue reading

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Hi all, Steve Smith is batting. In 2229, when the earth is a furnace, stripped bare of vegetation and the humans are being harvested for energy by the machines, Steve Smith will still be batting. And in 21917, when the … Continue reading

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Hi all, Normally, these intros write themselves. I say something about the weather (this is England, after all, where complaining about the weather is almost a spectator sport), make a thinly veiled allusion to whatever the political farrago of the … Continue reading

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Hi all, Well, what the heck am I supposed to say about that innings? No England batter can ever have batted better (say that three times fast), doing virtually everything a batsman will ever have to do in a career … Continue reading

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Hi all, I had a whole spiel prepared to open the links, warning you that since the first link is all about the prospect of an impending global recession – which may turn out to be permanent – those looking … Continue reading

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Hi all, Are there any grimmer, more inevitable words in the English language than ‘rain stops play?’ The rain has put a dent in Sri Lanka’s attempt to rescue the reputation of Galle Fort against New Zealand and England’s efforts … Continue reading

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Hi all, Well, I couldn’t keep my mouth shut, could I? No sooner did I suggest England were on top than… well, watch for yourself. England now place their hopes in Jofra Archer, who has never played test cricket before, … Continue reading

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