Monthly Archives: June 2013

Aside: memory

Nkosi Sikelele Pondering today what the critical effects are of sentiment. I can’t hear Nkosi Sikelele sung without grinding to a halt in a welter of emotions. It’s something I’m embarrassed of, yet proud of at the same time. What … Continue reading

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The power of water

http://www.break.com/video/flooded-river-destroys-road-in-minutes-777213 Quick one today. I’ve been puzzling over the video. You can see how a steady flow of water demolishes (what looks like) a first world road in a couple of minutes. My question is what principles of shock are … Continue reading

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New principle of shock, or old?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/06/electronics_skeleton_key_has_police_stumped/ Police in California have admitted they are baffled by a series of car thefts where robbers use a small hand-held electronic device to unlock supposedly secure car-locking systems. “This is bad in the sense we’re stumped,” Long Beach deputy … Continue reading

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