Curious behaviour

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All types of observed curious behaviour.

Holst was right

Today I bought a Naxos recording of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

As you are probably aware, the orchestral suite comprises seven movements, each representing a planet in the solar system (other than...

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Hong Kong and the Australian Federal Election

The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that the Australian Labor Party purchased outdoor advertising for its election campaign in, out of all places, Hong Kong.

Here’s a photo of it from the Herald:

Poster of Kevin Rudd in Hong Kong

The article states that the advertising space...

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Fallacy of the $10 saving

You may have noticed outdoor advertising recently from a major furniture retailer promoting they have reduced the prices for some of their products, directly as a result of reductions in their costs. It’s something to the effect of, “Since our costs...

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Anglican vs Independent

A series of, well, “wacky” skits about the difference between Anglican candidates and independent candidates at Moore Theological College. You may find a striking resemblence between these and a recent advertising campaign for a computer company.

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Why chocolate is good for you

People may describe me as one who likes chocolate. It turns out that eating chocolate appears to have mental health benefits.

The research by the Black Dog Institute that people who posess personality style associated with depression (e.g. anxious...

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Don't use Microsoft Excel 2007 yet

There is currently a newsgroup post about a serious calculation error in Excel 2007.

The issue relates to certain formulae which should return 65535 when it doesn’t.

That’s why most companies don’t upgrade software so quickly they have released....

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Propitiatory trading?

Seen in the Australian Financial Review today, regarding a restructure of the trading and treasury operations at the Commonwealth Bank.

Propitiatory trading

I can assure you that the Bank’s trading book does not satisfy God’s wrath against sin. Only Jesus’ death is...

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Fashionable is death!

Overheard in a Big W store, from a either a female teen or tween.

Fashionable is death!

She might be wiser than she thinks.

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Physics problem

There appears to be a problem with the physics in the following video, allegedly from Wii Bowling.

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Watch out, cars about

Seen on platform 6 at Town Hall station.

Watch out, cars about

All the dots in the map on the left hand side show where pedestrian accidents have occurred between 2001 and 2005. It reminds people to be careful when crossing the roads around the railway station.

This...

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