I can’t get this quote out of my head currently: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned… Continue reading Snippets #1
Experts around the world, including the Quantum Metrology Unit of Britain’s National Physical Laboratory have been working for years on defining a second of time. If they had asked me I could have told them; in fact I am so familiar with the concept that I use it all the time, as when my wife… Continue reading Quantum Mechanics Explained
In the light of South Africa’s new republic status I thought that we could enter into a trade agreement with UK for the export of bananas but do we have to wait two years before UK law will allow SA shaped ones to be allowed in? Britain’s looming exit from the EU and presumably from… Continue reading Brexit and South Africa
This is a rather unusual tale of a friend, newly arrived in town, looking for a new dentist. He knew of a few business acquaintances, who tiring of the corporate world, had gone into dentistry as a mid-life career change and decided to try them out. He first went to a chap who had been… Continue reading The Dentists’ Tale
As an update on this topic the five year rate has now been increased from 8.75 to 9.00%. The following chart, courtesy Sharenet, shows how muted the market reaction was to the latest developments compared to Nenegate in December, whereas the this time round the outlook is arguably worse – it has arisen despite the… Continue reading SA Retail Bonds.
While not completely dismissive of my ancestral home, the University of Huddersfield tends to rank quite highly in my list of oxymorons along with military intelligence. Hence my surprise at it being named in the recent copy of The Economist away from the liquidations and obituaries pages. I was similarly jolted out of my complacency… Continue reading Tech Update – Smart Wallpaper
I’ve always been sceptical of guys like Albert Einstein who come up with off the cuff simplistic theories and formulas. I mean E=mc2. What sort of formula is that. No wonder he couldn’t pass the university entrance exam. My favourite Einstein story, because I had to use it daily in my previous life, was that… Continue reading Cosmology