November 2014

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Not mine: A mosquito was heard to complain That a chemist had poisoned his brain The cause of his sorrow Was paradichloro Diphenyltrichloroethane.

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Often, email feels like an impossible torrent of mostly-unwanted information. For a while, I have felt like one way to improve it would be to require refundable stamps for messages. In order to send you an email, a person might pay $0.50 or $1.00 for a virtual ‘stamp’. When you receive the message, you get […]

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Bulldozer

2014-11-27

in Photo of the day

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The brilliant Stephen Fry on the balance between rule-following and tiresome pedantry in language use: I admit that if you want to communicate well for the sake of passing an exam or job interview, then it is obvious that wildly original and excessively heterodox language could land you in the soup. I think what offends […]

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Last night, I got some photos at the launch of Ryan O’Connor’s book: The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario. Following it was a dinner in honour of one of the founders of Pollution Probe.

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