Author: Chuckles

Mysterious tech-minded ghost

Quite a read from David Warren

There are two translations of Sigrid Undset’s remarkable trilogy, Kristin Lavransdatter. That by Archer and Scott came out promptly after the Norwegian originals in the early 1920s. Undset had lived in London, spoke English fluently, and knew the translators. She…

Anecdote from the Woodpile Report

What follows is a story from many hundreds of issues ago when I’d spin out tales, reposted here ’cause it captures the imaginary world ol’ Remus inhabited. I say “story”, but nothing happens, then almost nothing happens, then nothing happens…

The scientific hypothesis box

What if the [scientific hypothesis] box had only a 10% success rate? A 1% success rate? My guess is: still most valuable object in the world. Even an 0.1% success rate seems pretty good, considering (what if we ask the…