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Chris Maslanka
Author, broadcaster, devout sceptic, failed astronaut, Enigmatist of St Catherine's, Oxford
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Linda Marric 11h
Al Murray urges more Brits to become stem cell donors as nephew fights cancer
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History 11h
Changing climate is narrowing options for migrating birds - new research article from
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Trinity College 11h
More good news on the academic front to report this week - our new Junior Research Fellow Karol Mazur has successfully defended his thesis ("Essays on Social Insurance and Allocation of Resources") and is a newly-minted doctor! 👏👏👏
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Chris Maslanka 11h
I treat a politician's "We've said that..." as the introduction to a statement (s)he doesn't subscribe to, if not actually a downright lie.
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Chris Maslanka 11h
Don't trust any politician who says "Let me be clear'". And why weren't they be clear from the outset?
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szescstopni 11h
Replying to @ChrisMaslanka
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Chris Maslanka 11h
No, they're crazy already.
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Richard Black 11h
As has observed: “What a spectacular waste of ink and intellectual energy the UK climate contrarian movement has been"
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Samanthab1970 12h
If 1.7 million could sign a petition over the sacking of a violent TV presenter in two weeks, where's the petition over this?
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Chris Maslanka 11h
It's the inclusion-exclusion principle.
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Αναχωρητής ΨΟΦΟΣ 23h
Το φαντάζεσαι ρε φίλε; Περνάνε παράνομα τα σύνορα κ έρχονται με υφάκι κ σου λένε σε ποιο ξενοδοχείο θα τους φιλοξενήσεις τζάμπα.
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Jacek Saryusz-Wolski Nov 14
„Polska mówi NIE podwójnym standardom. Stanowczy głos premiera ⁦⁩ przed wyrokiem TSUE ws sądownictwa”
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Euromaidan PR 24h
The Kremlin directed the Donbas terrorists in the shooting down of MH17, and phone taps prove it.
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Chris Maslanka 11h
"Just wanted to eliminate" makes this evil criminal bastardy sound less evil and dastardly and criminal than it was.
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Edward R. 20h
Replying to @polish_truth
Pilecki said his time in Auschwitz was child’s play compared to his communist torturers. - with non-ethic Poles (Goldberg).
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Edward R. 20h
Many heroic Poles who fought the Germans were than falsely accused by communists of collaborating. Sham trials and lies. Patriots executed in the back of the head after inhuman torture than thrown in an unknown grave. This is what happened when the allies betrayed Poland.
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Experience Barnsley 12h
This is part of the propeller from a Whitley bomber which crashed in Pogmoor in 1942. It was saved from the crash site by local residents & then donated to us a few years ago. It is now on display in our exhibition
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Robin Houston 11h
Replying to @ChrisMaslanka
Thanks, Chris! Yes, I completely agree. Out of curiosity, though, I’d love to find an earlier explicit mention of the a+5b method. Unless I’m mistaken, I think you mentioned it in Pyrgic Puzzles on 5 October this year? Which postdates
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Chris Maslanka 11h
I also showed n how the 7 rule could be extended to any prime not a factor of the base (10). I gave not seen this anywhere else, but I bet it's somewhere. Again, I only published this as I didn't realise it was lost knowledge.
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Chris Maslanka 11h
We learned the -2b version at school in the early 60s from RJ Claridge. I pointed out +5b (plus or minus any multiple of 7 would do and that adding was more congenial). I only published it in the Guardian as I was surprised that folk no longer knew this.
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