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Astrology is bullshit

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Technology

That title probably goes without saying for the bulk of my readers, but hey, some people get here by search engines. There are many reasons why astrology is bullshit: It has been shown to be no more effective than random guessing and cold reading It has no mechanism of operation No two astrologers agree It […]

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Scamming the scammer

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

It was a slow weekend at the Squid-o-dome, so I decided to actually read my spam to see if there was anything interesting. There wasn’t, of course, but hey, you never know. I did, however, receive this wonderful news: This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of 1,000,000 […]

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Make electoral reform a priority

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

Government is back in session and that means the polls are out again. The recent Ekos poll has the Conservatives in a slim lead over the Liberals – probably enough to make the PM say “neener neener” in parliament, but not quite enough to guarantee a majority win if an election was called today. Similarly […]

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$230,770,000 per medal

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors

That’s what our government spent, as a minimum, on each medal we won at the Winter Olympics this year. Two hundred and thirty million, seven hundred and seventy thousand dollars… at least. That figure doesn’t take into account the subsidies that athletes get, and any other amounts beyond the obvious $6 billion that was bounced […]

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