Miscellaneous

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Exploding Head Syndrome

For as long as I can remember I've heard a loud noise just before falling asleep, not every night, but every few days. The noise is typically accompanied by a dream image.

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Thinking About the Future

One of my biggest regrets is that I will never know what the world will look like one hundred, one thousand or 100,000 years from now.

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Knowledge Inflation

A personal tale of obsolete knowledge and skills.

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Risk Management Lessons From The Ash Cloud

There are some lessons to be learned from the chaos caused by the recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland.

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No Matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better

Sometimes there is a deep truth in advertising.

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Of Art and Games

My problem with games is that I just can’t be bothered. I don’t feel any desire to find the treasure, rescue the princess or score points. By contrast, art engages me both intellectually and emotionally and allows my thoughts to wander.

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Of Cassette Tapes and Compact Flash Cards

I remember having heated discussions with my classmates, when I was at high school, over the supposed superiority of the Maxwell XLII-S or the TDK SA-X cassette tape over the TDK SA or the Sony UX-S.

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Peepshows Are Theatre, Dutch Judge Rules

A Dutch judge has ruled that peepshows are a form of theatre. The (erotic) nature of the performance does not alter the fact that it is a performance attended by a paying audience.