I mentioned previously, dreadful queuing arriving early morning at LHR T5 , despite (or perhaps because of) new staff trying to organize queues. Latest news story here, I can confirm coming through LHR T5 again last Wednesday, mid-morning this time, but dreadful again. People directing passengers to queues, but no visible strategy as to why […]
Entries from April 2012
0 April 30, 2012 at 1:14pm by Psybertron
0 April 30, 2012 at 9:56am by Psybertron
Reading Jonathan Haidt’s “The Righteous Mind” after enjoying his “Happiness Hypothesis“. (Also just finished Umberto Eco’s “The Prague Cemetery“) Given the current high profile of the #Breivik case, Haidt’s work is a very important piece on the rationalist delusion, being 100% rational is absolutely not sane for a human – in fact it’s a good […]
1 April 25, 2012 at 4:45pm by Psybertron
Breivik said His argument was “entirely logical”. There was “not the slightest possibility I will be judged insane”. Well I’ve got news for him, being entirely logical is insane …. for a human.
0 April 20, 2012 at 8:34am by Psybertron
When asked these days, as I was just last weekend, what kind if music I’m into generally, I often say “Americana”. And by that I always meant just about any blues-based rock, tempered by a more recent education of the breadth of what that can mean during our 3 years stint in the southern US. […]
0 April 19, 2012 at 12:22pm by Psybertron
Hadn’t noticed the copyright case regarding the Men at Work “Down Under” flute riff – allegedly ripped off from “Kookaburra sitting up the old gum tree” folk song. Sad for Greg Ham, but really ? I can’t hear the song in the riff.
0 April 12, 2012 at 10:25am by Psybertron
Brilliant. The very antithesis of “precious“.
3 April 12, 2012 at 9:56am by Psybertron
Just a quickie, but I keep alluding to this: The whole trilogy from the original Don (Brando / DeNiro) is a morality tale (that much is obvious). Clear tribal boundaries to what is considered right and wrong and who is fair game for the mob’s brutal forms of justice. There are few “innocent” victims of […]
2 April 12, 2012 at 7:18am by Psybertron
I was thinking this as I came through Heathrow T5 early this Monday morning. A busy holiday weekend, lots of full (grossly overbooked) intercontinental BA flights arriving early morning. T5 has a problem of being spread over 3 and 4 levels with many “express lifts” that theoretically beat using the long slow elevators, and stairs […]
1 April 11, 2012 at 3:29pm by Psybertron
Richard Dawkins is to receive the 2012 BHA award for services to humanism. Someone is confusing humanism with scientism I fear. [It was bad enough that he was ever the president of the organization - but at least that was fixed. Oh, and very spooky, the last positive thing I had to say about Dawkins […]
1 April 10, 2012 at 12:59pm by Psybertron
Interesting encounter in the departure lounge in Miami on Sunday. Drinking a pale ale, as is my wont these days (a Sam Adams Whitewater not-quite-double-IPA in this case), watching Real vs Valencia on one TV whilst the rest of the bar was watching endless “what went wrong” Tiger Woods interviews instead of the final day […]
0 April 10, 2012 at 11:09am by Psybertron
If Breivik is considered sane, then I really don’t know what insanity is any more. His guilt – as in personal responsibility for the events – is not in doubt, through ample witnesses as well as his own admission, not to mention plenty of published pre-meditation and planning. Why give him a trial platform to […]