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Monthly Archives: October, 2016

Will google cars pass the Turing Test?

I spend a lot of my time on the rural roads of the North East. It’s part of my life to be able to replay the geography of single carriageways … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ideas emotions and elections

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party languishes in the opinion polls even as it inspires its members to ever more persistent belief in its moral rectitude. The problems are two-fold.No-one,not even Corbyn … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

So farewell then #GBBO

If ever proof were needed that Carter and I don’t have a conventional BDSM relationship (if that’s not an oxymoron) its perhaps demonstrated most clearly in our different attitudes to … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Changing the conversation about men v rapists

We have written previously of Ched Evans, and also of the desire of some to shout “not all men” above the voices of those talking about violence perpetrated against them. … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The myth of rationality

Understanding the anger and disappointment friends feel about the persistent allure Donald Trump and Nigel Farage have for some voters is challenging. Not challenging as in hard to understand, but … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Swanger and Donald Trump

I’m trying not to say too much about Donald Trump. It’s not as if another voice is needed. Swagger anger, or swanger for short, is the narcissistic use of anger … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fear the Good Guys

  Content note for discussion of violence against women including rape and murder Marc Lepine Charles Joseph Whitman Peter Sutcliffe Elliot Rodgers Gary Ridegway Moses Sithole Gennady ¬†Mikhasevich Some of … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fragile masculinities

One of the things I like about Twitter is the way it lets me eavesdrop on conversations that I might not otherwise hear. Thanks to Tai Crimson I have ended … Continue reading

October 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

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