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The Devil rides out again, with his usual incisiveness.
Over at Forbes, Timmy has written an article about the difficult decision facing Greek PM, Alex Tsipras. The general view is that the Greek endgame is coming ever closer. ... The troika is insisting that Greece must not lowe...
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Attempting to answer why AJP Taylor's description of an England lightly touched by the state, just a year earlier, ceased to apply.
There have been many 100-year anniversaries associated with the First World War, the most recent being the tragic invasion of the Dardanelles in which 130000 died and three nations, strangely, see their birth. But more than soldiers died in the war. This Sunday, there is the 100-year anniversary ...
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F# under the covers XV -- functions, types, and what you see isn't what you get
Consider this innocent example ...
Consider this innocent example. When run in a new interactive session, it yields (after trimming the SOAP baggage, and noting that _x002B_ would be an encoding of + and _x0040_ of @) FSI_0002+clo@20 <a1:FSI_0002_x002B_clo_x0040_20 id="ref-1" xmlns:a1=.
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Getting the types in an F# union type II -- the perils of relying on undocumented implementation details
Recalling this example -- It was adequate for the use case I had of it at the time; but then I tried a different union type, at which point a bug showed up ...
Recalling this example --. It was adequate for the use case I had of it at the time; but then I tried a different union type, at which point a bug showed up. yields. FSI_0003+Card System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at FSI_0005.it@24-1.
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Getting the types in an F# union type
This arose in the context of performing data contract serialization of a union type, and needing to feed the concrete types in as known types. As the FSharp.Reflection facilities only let you at the names of the union cases, it's necessary to rely on the s...
This arose in the context of performing data contract serialization of a union type, and needing to feed the concrete types in as known types. As the FSharp.Reflection facilities only let you at the names of the union cases, it's necessary to rely on the secret knowledge that the union cases are ...
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April cycling
Readings of 11900.1 and 1202.2 mean 144.7 + 262.2, a total of 406.9 miles, 1288 YTD, having cycled at least a kilometer every day this month -- #30daysofbiking . And it was only today that we really had April showers to dampen the excitement.
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A bit of a blast from the past, this, in more ways than one. 

It might be a NASA study, but if it ever happens, I expect the crew to be Chinese.
In 2003, NASA did a conceptual study on a Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE) mission to Jupiter’s moon Callisto in the 2040s time frame. Jupiter is orbited by the four large Galilean satellites - Io, Europa, Ganymede and C...
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Pretty much this.
The easy answer of course is that libertarians are hateful people. But when you translate “libertarian” from American into English you get “classical liberal” which means us. And we're lovely, cuddly, people so that cannot be the right answer. Over in the US they're trying to answer this ...
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The third scam type is quite intriguing, being almost indistinguishable from an honest transaction.
Our research on online dating scams will be presented at the  Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware and Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA) that will be held in Milan in July.
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A timely re-post.  The title says it all, really. 

There's nothing truly US-specific in the essay, despite the back links.
Followup to:  The Two-Party Swindle, The American System and Misleading Labels If evolutionary psychology could be simplified down to one sentence (which it can't), it would be:  "Our instincts are adaptations that increased...
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Not only does organic kill more people than nuclear power, but now this. 
The discovery that organic milk has one third less iodine could have serious health implications, say researchers at the University of Reading
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