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Idioms and Reality

In case you are not familiar with it, the idiom It’s no use flogging a dead horse means that the outcome is already decided and no further effort can change that outcome. It means, furthermore, that it is blindingly obvious that to continue expending effort is a waste of time. I read somewhere, and I…

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A Goodish Amount

‘Goodish’ can mean a large amount (‘add a goodish amount of sugar to the mixture’) and can also mean good but not that good, as in: That horse has been goodish this season but he has a long way to go before he’s ready for the big race. The Free Dictionary cites several sources, including…

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GDPR – Complying and Access

You write a blog and someone reads your blog and they comment, or they sign up to read the newsletter you send out occasionally to readers. Or you sell something online – a pen, a book, a wooly hat, an iPhone case – and you get paid. You have the name, address, email address, and…

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Tales From The Third Dementia

I don’t have anything I want to write beyond that I dreamed up the idea of the third dementia and I wanted to record it somewhere. It’s pure ego. I also thought of the fourth dementia, but somehow it doesn’t grab me. We, the human race, have lots of experiences in the third dimension, and…

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Sarkozy, Gaddafi, and Passive Corruption

EuroNews reports today that PARIS (Reuters) – Judges in France placed former French president Nicolas Sarkozy under formal investigation on Wednesday over allegations of illegal campaign financing, a judicial source said. Sarkozy was released from under judicial supervision after two days of questioning over allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late…