We all know there’s a useful rule to follow when we think we have solved a problem in maths: does the answer look roughly right? Does it have a ball-park common-sense robustness about it? If it looks screwy — I owe how much to HMRC? — it’s often worth searching for a misplaced zero. But […]
I have a cough. I have had it for weeks. A deep hacking affair that brings up nasty thick greenish goo. It’s not the virus — I haven’t got a high temperature or any other symptoms. But it is dramatic enough to clear the seats next to me on the tube. In church on Sunday, too, I […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Not only was Michael Bloomberg’s “stop and frisk” policy wrong when he was mayor of New York City, his justification of it was just as bad.
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