Nigel Gordon

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About Nigel Gordon

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    Bookbinding, Cooking, Theatrical Magic, Aikido, Kijuryu Atemi Jutsu, Mathematics, Science, Computers, Politics, History, Paganism, Environmentalism and Gaia

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  1. Glad to oblige, have a look at:
  2. I keep going back and reading it again and again, it is so good. Though it is costing me a fortune in tissues.
  3. Unfortunately I have read it before I go in for my operation, due in 12 days. I will no doubt be thinking about it, but also about a programme that was aired last week on the same subject. We are loosing the fight and it is only a matter of time before we find out how badly we have lost. A great story well told. Personally I would like to see it posted tot he main site, where - who knows - somebody might see it who can do something about it.
  4. One of the best.
  5. A boy found trying to sleep in a doorway. An old man pursuing a age old craft. A chat about being who you are. So why are things not quite as they seem? A 'Workbench Chat' is coming soon.
  6. A boy found trying to sleep in a doorway. An old man pursuing a age old craft. A chat about being who you are. So why are things not quite as they seem? A 'Workbench Chat' is coming soon.
  7. It appears that intelligence analysts in at least three countries have been instructed to remove 'origin and strength' information from reports before they are passed to US intelligence services. Yes, the CIA and NSA will still be getting the same intelligence but they will not now know how much weight to put on it. It is one thing to read "our agent in Damascus has ... ", quite another to read "a report has ..." Unfortunately for the next few years the latter is probably all US Intelligence is going to get, which is going to make the US a lot less safe.
  8. Well, the writing is certainly one of your best. Can't judge the story till we get to the end but I suspect it will be.
  9. Just a small but very important point. No computer was hacked in this cyber attack. They were INFECTED. There is a major difference between being hacked and being infected.
  10. It appears that the Donald is somewhat concerned that there might be some tapes of his conversations around. News reports state: In a tweet on Friday, he <Trump> said Mr Comey had "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations". Why should he be concerned about any tapes of their conversations? What did he say that could be have been recorded?
  11. I think the Donald is getting the post of US President and Absolute Monarch mixed up. He should remember that Absolute Monarch's walk in fear of the men with long knives.
  12. The methodology was certainly shabby, which is why I recommend against publication. Got the strong feeling they had come up with a hypothesis and were writing a paper to fit it. Heard today that of the five asked to review it four opposed publication and the other had reservations about publication.
  13. Sorry, but the definition of what they termed a 'Military School' was not given in the submitted paper, nor was their definition of the other types of educational establishments. That was one of the reasons why I advised against publication. All I can say is that the subjects would have been in the age group 13 to 18 in the period 2000 to 2005 and would have attended a establishment which the authors of the paper deemed a 'Military School' for two years or more during the period under review.
  14. Just done a peer review of a paper which had been submitted to a peer reviewed journal. Unfortunately I had to recommend against publication as I felt some of the methodology used was flawed and the sample sizes were too small. Part of the study, admittedly a rather small part, was a followup on students who had graduated from Military Schools in the USA between 2000 and 2005. They followed up on a group of just over two hundred. Of that group some twenty percent said they were in a homosexual relationship. Just over thirty percent identified as Gay or Bisexual but were not in an ongoing homosexual relationship. One of the reasons I advised against publication was that I disagreed with the way they had gone about selecting the sample they used for the study. To an extent it was self-selecting for members of the LGBT community. However, even given that I suspect that there is something going on in Military Schools which is biasing the student population towards a gay lifestyle.
  15. With all the depressing news that seems to be floating around at the moment here is a good news story. Tom Daley and Dustin Lance have married at the Bovey Castle Hotel in the Dartmoor National Park, Devon, about 30 miles from Tom's home city of Plymouth. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-39836555