Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Both of my younger children (and my elder, as far as I know) are incensed about ACTA.  Railfan went so far as to email both his parents, his brothers, and his teachers, telling us to Google it immediately, and take … Continue reading

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Passing the Test.

The Bechdel Test is a very handy measure for assessing the status of women in the eyes of the entertainment industry. But like most measures, the devil is in the details: what can be useful in assessment of the general … Continue reading

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Tax Query

It’s tax season. Today’s question comes courtesy of the Resident Shrink, in a comment to another post: If you go to the local cafe because you need wireless access for business purposes and there is none in your building… Are … Continue reading

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Going medieval. Not really.

Dear sir on this History Channel Program:  No, you are not “going medieval.”  You are not doing things just as the regular folks did in the Middle Ages.  You are wearing Polar Fleece.  As for that authentic recreation of a … Continue reading

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