Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Big Fuss About NL’s Population: Is it Justified?

The Issue On Friday, June 20, a news item prepared by a local outlet had the headline “New Report Confirms Rapidly Declining Population.” The story indicated that in the first quarter of 2014, “1500 people left the province,” and referred … Continue reading

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Beauty, Photogenic Bergs and Ugly Boats

We currently have some icebergs grounded near Fort Amherst I decided to walk over there and take a picture of them before they break up and melt. On the way up the path to the lighthouse I saw a suction cutter dredging vessel … Continue reading

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Bergs and Radio at the Eastern Edge

There’s quite a view to be had from atop Signal hill. On one side you see St. John’s, the oldest European-Founded city in North America and, on the other, the cold Northwest Atlantic. Signal hill was the receiving site in … Continue reading

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Lowering the Voting Age in NL: a Proxy for a Deeper Issue

Judging by the reaction in the press to (acting) NL Liberal Party Treasurer Jeff Marshall’s suggestion that the voting age be lowered from 18 to 16 you’d almost be led to believe that people around here actually had a meaningful … Continue reading

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Some Geek Fun with Simple Probability

Elke asked about the motivation behind my latest post on Not Banjaxed, concerning how, when institutions are ranked according to some criteria, the smaller institutions tend to be found both at the top and at the bottom of the rankings. … Continue reading

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