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Truthiness, scienciness, and product success

By Gordon Rugg

This is a Tempest Prognosticator.

“Tempest Prognosticator” by Badobadop – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – … 1,215 more words

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So this is why UK Tabloids Denigrate Immigrants: It's all about the Spellcheckers?! >____<

I thought I had posted a link to this earlier, my first post with the user contribution section of the satire outlet Faking News. The user contribution section is called ‘My Faking News,’ which is probably fair enough. 37 more words


Death, Tarot, Rorschach, scripts, and why economies crash

By Gordon Rugg

The best examples of powerful principles often come from unexpected places.

Today’s article is one of those cases. It’s about why it often makes excellent sense to use a particular method, even when you’re fully aware that the method doesn’t work as advertised on the box, or doesn’t work at all. 2,708 more words

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10 July 2015 (AFR) - Greek banks face closures, bailout or not - Big four Greek banks face heavy rationalisation

(10 July 2015, AFR, p31, by John O’Donnell and Michele Kambas)

‘Greek banks have enough liquidity in cash machines to serve the public until Monday, Louka Katseli, head of the Greek bank association said on Thursday. 74 more words

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I hate not knowing what my true thoughts and feelings are. I can never tell if a thought/feeling is mine, or if it is some assimilated voice from someone else—the panopticon self-policing, my mother, something. 586 more words

George Pullicino jistaħba wara Simon : jipprova jibqa' jgħaddi ż-żmien bin-nies

Il-bierah fiż-Żonqor Marsaskala Simon Busuttil wiegħed  mhux biss li jibqa’ jkun fuq quddiem biex “iħares” iż-Żonqor imma ukoll biex iħares l-ODZ (iż-żona barra mil-linja tal-iżvilupp). 308 more words

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Day 152 of 365 - Changes

I don’t know what’s so significant about 5 months/150 days, but it has put me into a reflective mode, reflecting on how far I’ve come and how much I’ve changed. 966 more words