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Cephalopod of the Season: The Northern Taiga Octopus

Cephalopods, Entertainment, Math and Science

It being Cephalopodmas, it only seemed fitting to have an article about one of my favourite cephalopods: the Northern Taiga Octopus, aka Octopus sylva borealis.  I present to you this excerpt from the Field Guide to the Terrestrial Cephalopods of North America, third edition: 031 Northern Taiga Octopus Octopus sylva borealis Description: 14″ (36 cm) […]

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Where Democracy Fails

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

A guest blog, by Michael Richter There is a bizarre notion that infects society from time to time, and that bizarre notion is that democracy works universally. It doesn’t. I’m not even talking here about how some cultures are not ready for democracy and how trying to force democracy on them proves invariably to be […]

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Dr. Squid’s Toolbars and Spam

Security, Technology

I am Yahoo! Yahoo!-Man That Yahoo!-Man. I do not like that Yahoo!-Man. Would you like some toolbar spam? I do not want it, Yahoo!-Man. I do not want your toolbar spam. Would you like it here or there? I do not want it here or there. I would not like it anywhere. I do not […]

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An open letter to Statistics Canada

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism

To whom it may concern; As a citizen of Canada I have to express concern over your steadfast refusal to acknowledge the valid concerns of the people who elect the government and through their taxes pay your salaries. Although the current government is taking a ham-handed approach to people’s concern about the long form of […]

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