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About rpg

Scientist, poet, gadfly

She blinded me with science

Jenny is putting the finishing touches to a revised manuscript. I’m reading about a very interesting paper in my old field—and telling her about it. Joshua is doomed, isn’t he?

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A momentary lapse of reason—Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Fourteen The Police It was always trying, visiting Mary’s mother. Most Saturdays Slater would rise early and sit in the box room he liked to call his study with a pile of academic papers, perhaps a lab notebook or … Continue reading

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I fought the law

Nobody commit any crimes any time soon, mkay?

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My iron lung (redux)

The is a modified version of a couple of posts that originally appeared in December 2006 on ‘Life of a lab rat’, my blog at the University of Sydney. Which is now sadly defunct. It’s not what you know, it … Continue reading

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Alice’s Restaurant Massacree

In other news, Australia’s ongoing experiment with biological warfare doesn’t appear to be having any more success than it did with cane toads. “Killing dingoes has side effects” (and presumably not just for the dingoes) screams the Nature Research Highlights … Continue reading

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Downbound Train

A funny thing happened on the way to Borough this evening. The train was delayed as we pulled into Old Street. The driver said there was a faulty train ahead being taken out of service. He warned us that lots … Continue reading

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Caption competition

Go on. You know you want to.

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Guns + ammunition

Just after I started shooting I was listening to a couple of the old(er) timers bitching about their recent poor performance. One of them blamed the ammunition they were using. The other pointed out that while shooters often blame the … Continue reading

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Yakety sax

I made this a couple of years ago, but seeing as it’s almost Christmas I thought I should bring it out for another airing. Those of you who remember ‘Benny Hill’ should get a chuckle out of it; the rest … Continue reading

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