July 2011

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Around Canada Day, I wrote a letter to Paul Dewar, my Member of Parliament, about Canada’s export of crysotile asbestos. It seemed classier than holding up a giant “Shame on Canada, Asbestos = Cancer” sign during the Royal Visit. Today, I got a response setting out his position on the issue: Any pro-asbestos residents of […]

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If I have lent you something in Ottawa, I probably forgot about it a long time ago. If you want to return it, please do so soon as I won’t be in town beyond the beginning of September.

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Everything seems to have come together for me to relocate to Toronto by early September. There will be much to do, winding down life in Ottawa, sorting out the move, finding somewhere new to live, and applying to doctoral programs for the fall of 2012. I am still not sure if I actually want to […]

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Does anybody know who actually makes Chronos chess clocks? I want to know why the shuffle chess option in the GX doesn’t generate true Fischer Random positions. Is it because of some sort of intellectual property issue? It seems like a clock that generated Fischer positions would be better, given the clear rules for castling.

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I have a new post on BuryCoal.com arguing that China’s growing greenhouse gas emissions do not give Canada an excuse to increase its own pollution relentlessly.

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