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Bringing Harmony to the Global Warming Debate

25 February 2014

For some time now, our regular contributor James Glover been promising me a post with some statistical analysis of historical global temperatures. To many the science of climate change seems inaccessible and the “debate” about climate change can appear to come down to whether you believe a very large group of scientists or a much […]

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Where Have All The Genres Gone?

1 February 2014

The Mule has returned safely from the beaches of the South coast of New South Wales. Neither sharks nor vending machines were to be seen down there. We did, however, have a guest drop in. none other than regular blog contributor, James Glover. The seaside conversation turned to music and James has distilled his thoughts […]

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Power to the people

5 December 2013

Regular Mule contributor, James Glover, returns to the blog today to share his reflections on solar power. I have been investigating solar power for years and finally bit the bullet and signed up for a system. A 4.5kW system cost me $8,500, after receiving the Government rebate (about $3,000). I’ve been meaning to write about […]

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Cats

7 October 2013

Somehow September has passed by without a single post. During that time, the Mule has travelled to the other side of the world and back (primarily for a one day workshop in Switzerland). Also, James Glover (regular contributor to the blog) and I have been exploring the statistical significance of global temperatures. That will, eventually, […]

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Poll Dancing

15 July 2013

With elections looming, and Kevin Rudd’s return to power, it is time for our regular guest blogger, James, to pull out his beer coaster calculator and take a closer look at the polls.  It is really that time again. Australian election fever has risen. Though in this case it feels like we have been here […]

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NDIS and how many disabled people are there anyway?

3 May 2013

Regular guest writer, James Glover, returns to the Mule today to look at the figures behind the proposed NDIS. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is in the news again. A welcome development for people with disability and their carers and families…and friends and pretty much anyone else who cares about their fellow humans. It is […]

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Echo Alpha Romeo

5 January 2013

The Mule is travelling and, while he contemplates possible posts by the sea, regular guest contributor James Glover has stepped in with an analysis of applause. It may seem indulgent (and possibly non productive) but Friday Afternoon Physics (FAP) like Friday Afternoon Maths is one of my favourite activities. It is also the holiday season […]

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Space Oddity

16 October 2012

Just when I was reflecting that a post on the Mule was long overdue and I really should get on to writing something, guest poster James Glover has come to the rescue to share his reflections in a guest post on space jumping. You may have seen media reports of “Fearless” Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian, […]

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Empire Games

16 August 2012

Many readers have been expecting me to post a follow-up to my Olympic analysis of four years ago. I was in fact expecting it myself and even started collecting data, but somehow it has not happened. Fortunately, regular contributor (and some time beer coaster calculator), James Glover has stepped into the void. It’s at about […]

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Have wheelchair, will travel…probably

20 January 2012

Spending couple of weeks down the south coast of New South Wales, spotting dolphins and echidnas, has slowed down my blogging. Fortunately, regular contributor James Glover has once more come to the rescue with a guest post. This time his topic is wheelchairs and air-travel. Perhaps you’ve heard of a recent court case in which […]

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