Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

23 March 2015
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Why you can’t just vote for policies

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As we approach the general election in May, a number of websites have sprung up (and more will probably follow) where you can compare the various policies of the parties competing for your vote. The idea is that you can … Continue reading

8 March 2015
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Soft soap – a lessen on misreading statistics from the BBC

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If you take the BBC’s website at face value, you might think that hardly anyone – or, at least, a minority – uses soap in solid bars any more. As the article puts it: How do you like to scrub … Continue reading

7 March 2015
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Fighting Yesterday’s Battles

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I recently got involved in an argument on the Internet with a small group of people who think that the web design standards of the 1990s are still valid today. In support of this, one of them pointed me at … Continue reading