I might as well stay with Paris for now, I’ve got a few nice photos especially of the Eiffel Tower. This one was taken from the monument down the park, I guess it’s obvious why I liked this see-through. Like yesterday’s it was taken on Christmas day 2012!
Aspiration III (there are I and II but yes, it’s still pretentious).
Just one of many photos (not even of Paris alone) that are just hanging around on my hard drive. It’s not the best or special in any way – but maybe that is what makes this one a good start. Let me see how many I can get out there for everyone to see – enjoy!
Unfortunately, almost none of my scientist friends will be bothered to read these articles. As a scientist though, it is important to acknowledge and confront problems in the field, not stick your head in the sand and your fingers in your ears.
So if you’re a scientist, do read this, think about it, and try whatever little you can to change it. The core of science – its trustworthiness – is at stake.
Just decided to take stock of my/our reasonable collection of alcoholic beverages. Didn’t come out too shabby (don’t mean to boast… well a little bit ha ha >) ).
Pimm’s No 1
Pimm’s No 3 (winter)
Captain Morgan spiced
Tanqueray gin (export strength 47.3%)
Absinthe (Horká Ilhovina, Czech)
Absinthe La Valote (Switzerland)
Limoncello (Gioia Luisa)
Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky
Bols Zeer Oude Genever
Grand Marnier red
43 (Cuarenta y tres)
Sempé Connaisseur armagnac
Mozart dark chocolate
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve
Old Malt Cask by Douglas Laing single cask Bowmore 2011 (1 of 451 bottles)
Bowmore 17 yo
Tobermory 10 yo
Ardbeg 10 yo
Aberlour 10 yo
Talisker 10 yo
Glen Garioch 15 yo
Ardmore 46% (unaged)
Cregganmore 12 yo
Lagavulin 16 yo
Jameson Distillery Reserve 12 yo
Redbreast 12 yo
The Irishman 70% malt
Beers (various quantities)
Charles Quint Ruby
Charles Quint Gold
Corne La Triple
Liefmans Golden Band
St Bernardus Prior 8
Hanssens Oude Gueuze
Various wines, changing on a weekly basis so unaccounted (5 red, 3 white, if you must know)
What is it about left-wing newspapers lately? Is it the humanities graduates running them? Who never learned to think critically? Who think that in every debate there are two, equally worthy, sides? There’s no need to suck up to religion, superstition and other woo. Leave it, please.
Why is it that every time – EVERY TIME, without fail – that I download something from your website, it is necessary to do “an essential update to Adobe AIR”. Usually from version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 or suchlike.
Do you realise how annoying that is? Does the person who is responsible ever even use the iPlayer? If it really is necessary to update so often, does that not mean the whole thing stinks to begin with? I surely can’t see any difference in speed or reliability – except it takes five minutes to download a program instead of ten seconds. Oh and the program usually crashes or freezes during the update. And then forgets what it was I was downloading. Yeah, that’s improvement. Not.
So please: stop sucking ass bigtime and fix it properly,