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better late than never [28 Jul 2008|09:07pm]

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fucking awesome [07 Jul 2008|08:50pm]
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'trust is a word for liars and thieves [07 Jul 2008|08:02pm]
honest men have no use for it'

awesome things about sports [30 Jun 2008|08:16pm]
#12975: the guardian's live text updates

Murray gets to 0-30 on Gasquet's serve but some timely volleying and a fizzing ace from the Frenchman turns it round. Murray claws it to deuce, twice. But the G-Wizz is just so up for it, he's climbing all over Murray, he's nailing him, he's goosing him, he's barging him. He. Is. Making. Love. To. Him.
He's just got more shots right now. And a bigger serve. And better movement. Silly hat, mind.

oontz [28 Jun 2008|03:58pm]
Computer games don’t affect kids. I mean, if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.

for lars [17 Jun 2008|11:14pm]

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stupid comment of the month [17 Jun 2008|09:57pm]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7457653.stm (skip to the end)

Former judge Gerald Butler QC says jurors can use their commonsense to decipher the evidence and he is wary about introducing a new set of experts into the process.

"I have had a long term concern about the evidence of experts," he says.

"I have heard so many experts giving evidence one way and then another expert giving evidence the other way. It's very difficult to judge the expert and know which one is right and which one is wrong."

Firstly, 'common sense' is just a crude way of describing an opinion born of prejudice rather than rational thought. As Macintyre says, 'the introduction of intuition into an argument is a clear sign that there is something wrong with it,' or some such. The thought of my freedom being taken away based on the 'common sense' of 12 randomly-selected citizens of this country is utterly terrifying.

Not only that, but apparently the layman's 'common sense' is preferable to expert opinion. Not any particular group of experts. Just 'experts' in general. That is, as a rule of thumb, he'd rather trust some idiot's intuitive guess than the opinion of someone who works in a relevant field. The mind boggles.

As for the last bit; well, yes, it is quite difficult. That's what judges are for. Thank Christ this fella's a former one.
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