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eaon pritchard
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no room to rhumba in a sports car
It can legitimately be said that Elvis Presley probably made more terrible records than any other artist in history. The appalling ‘There's No Room to Rhumba in a Sports Car’ - from the soundtrack of 1963’s ‘Fun In Acapulco’ - is certainly one. But also tru...

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might as well jump
This thing was written for the Mumbrella '24 hours with...' weekly feature. After about 6 re-writes it was still rejected as not meeting the criteria, so I gave up. ------------ Are readers are familiar with the BBC comedy TV show ‘Room 101’? On the show ce...

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it’s like that, and that’s the way it is.
The original articulation of the is-ought problem , is attributed to 18th century Scottish philosopher David Hume. The problem simply describes the tendency we have to make claims about what ‘ought to be’ (prescriptive) on the basis of statements about ‘wha...

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'twas the night before christmas
This will be the final communication from the Boat HQ in 2016. As ever, thanks for reading, commenting and sharing in the last 12 months. I'll be back sporadically from the middle of January, I reckon. Feliz Navidad etc.

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selling the digital economy
Functional stupidity, or Fachidioten as the Germans wonderfully phrase it, tends to manifest itself in three main behaviours. Not thinking about your assumptions Not asking why you are doing something Not considering the consequences or wider meaning of you...

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no scrubs (or... is every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man?)
In the famous study conducted by Townsend & Levy (1990) the two scientists wondered about
the effects of status (as signified by clothing), AND attractiveness, on both
male and female subjects willingness to engage in romantic relationships (on
the Craig Da...

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what we've got here is... failure to communicate
In the news last week you will have seen reports that Google have made some changes to the way they handle the personal data collected from Google product users and the 'behavioural' data via its ad network, DoubleClick. The previous policy had been: “We wi...

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i was seriously thinking about hidin' the receiver
In 1894 the president of the Royal Society -The UK national academy of science - Lord Kelvin, confidently predicted that radio had no future. The first radio factory was opened 5 years later, and within 8 years a radio set sat in over 50% of US homes. Time ...

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who’s watching?, apparently
What can you do if you need to convince someone of something, but you don’t have proper evidence? One simple way is to demonstrate something else to be true and then just pretend it’s the same thing. In statistics this method is referred to as a ‘semi-attac...

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car jamming
The latest OzTAM Multi-Screen Report for Q2 of 2016 indicates that television’s reach overall is dropping year on year – Q2 2015 reporting reach at 88.3%, and the current report at 88.1%. Yes, a whole 0.2%. More interestingly, Mumbrella’s coverage of the r...
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