Back from holiday now. May post some big round-up diaries if I can be bothered. Was in Istanbul for a bit, then home to see the parents: sister's family visited too.
Had a generally good time though found the family stuff getting on my nerves towards the end.
Would really be nice to have "hotlink to Flickr" macro. It's permitted by them if there's a link to the original, would save hulver bandwidth, and save us uploading hassle.
Mostly oldish links.
Some of us remember recessions past, and how (twice at least) the world resumed turning soon afterwards. We recall how unpleasant they were. But we can't quite remember such doleful delight over our shared descent into plight, the chorus of utter despair that (traced back to root motivations) was designed to bring sympathy, respect, cash hand-outs and political advantage in bountiful measure.David Smith on predictions. Cost of low interest rates. Stimulus packages can look better than they really are due to problems with GDP measurement, Nazis.
Articles. Stross on length of SF novels. Emigrant cop Copperfield summarizes differences between UK and Canadian policing: fewer powers, more discretion. Medical hysteria. Four Fallacies of Pop Evolutionary Psychology.
Politics. Cameron's blunders are catastrophic.
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