Category: Rant

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Concern trolling 101

I’ve thus far avoided commenting beyond a small amount of twitter snark about the woes of Catalyst – once regarded as the ABC’s flagship science program, but today I really feel like I have...

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We are all terrible

You’ve probably heard that the word “doctor” comes from the Latin docere – “to teach”.  The original Hippocratic Oath talked about teaching the art: I will reverence my master who taught me the art. Equally...

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Law of Unintended Consequences

You’ve probably all heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences.  It even has a page on Wikipedia. In short, it says that things that you do may have results that you did not intend. ...

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Professor Timestamp and the doctor

Before starting here, read this excellent article about NBN “analysis” from Renai LeMai over at Delimiter. I’d had a bit of a row about this article with sortius (twitter) yesterday.  The article itself was...

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Telehealth Gloves are Off Again

Hat tip to Geordie Guy for alerting me to Nick Ross’ latest foray into Telehealth.  I hadn’t heard it myself, of course, because Nick has blocked me on Twitter following my last rant.  In...

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Nick Ross does it again

See my previous posts on this subject here, here and here. First, my standard disclaimer:  I am in favour of the NBN and rather despair that Malcolm Turnbull – who really should know better continues...

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Follicular Flood Furphies

Brisbane is flooded again, although thankfully not as badly as in 2011.  It is always worth a shout-out to the awesome work our emergency services to – particularly the volunteers in the State Emergency...

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Let’s Talk about Telemedicine

So… I may have lost it a bit on twitter yesterday. Lots of potential excuses… our son isn’t sleeping well, staying up too late, ongoing uncertainty about job security. But here is the main...