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Political policy and unplanned consequences

January 17, 2014 - 19:18 -- Admin

By Barry Tucker

Government policies are formed to achieve a stated, predetermined effect. We could call this effect the consequences of the policy. But how much thought is given to the other effects of policy: the side effects, the collateral damage and the longer-term consequences?

Who are the policy designers and policy lobbyists? What are their qualifications? What is their political allegiance or agenda?

A physics problem solved

December 24, 2013 - 14:10 -- Admin

By Barry Tucker

I’ve solved a common household problem: how to remove tiny floating objects from liquids.

You have probably noticed that if you take a spoon, manoeuvre the object to the side of the cup or bowl and try to lift it out with the “pointy” end of the spoon, the liquid will flow to the outside edge of the spoon and the floating object will go with it. It’s frustrating.