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Monthly Archives: December, 2015

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was … Continue reading

December 31, 2015

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

This year, I was taught how to bake. These chocolate orange cupcakes have proven popular among my friends and colleagues. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes. Ingredients Sponge 150g margarine or … Continue reading

December 30, 2015

The Majority Illusion

After the House of Commons voted to extend its airstrikes against ISIS into Syria, a friend wondered on social media: I realise the algorithms of social media show you what … Continue reading

December 29, 2015

Facebook Citations

After noticing a spike in my traffic on Christmas Day, coming from Facebook, I searched when my blog had been quoted on the popular social network. In Defence of Jeremy … Continue reading

December 28, 2015

In Defence of Jeremy Corbyn

Coming up to Christmas, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised. In this time of Christmas cheer and t-shirt weather, it should be recognised that some of these criticisms … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 1 Comment


Jeremy Corbyn was elevated to the Labour leadership, with an astounding 59.5% of first preference votes. After a hundred days of his leadership, Labour’s electoral prospects remain uncertain. Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading

December 22, 2015

Polling Questions

Polling is the best available way of determining public opinion of a variety of subjects, particularly for contemporary political issues. Splitting the sample The tone and wording of the question … Continue reading

December 21, 2015