Auckland Libraries have always been,…

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Auckland Libraries have always been, and will always be, a place for all. We work to support, educate and connect communities all across Tāmaki Makaurau, and to acknowledge the mana of each and every Aucklander. #BlackLivesMatter (1/6) twitter.com/Auckland_Libs/status/12683809573561589…
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Fate, Time and Language — David Foster Wallace

In 1962, a short philosophy paper caused a little flurry in philosophical circles. Two decades later David Foster Wallace, armed with further developments in analysis, created an elaborate system of notation to solve the problem raised in the paper. This … Continue reading

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Playcentres support parents to raise…

Playcentres support parents to raise their children rather than outsourcing them to daycare. But Playcentres are in danger due to chronic underfunding. Please help — sign this petition: our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/an-open-letter-… via @actionstation
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Never more appropriate than right…

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Never more appropriate than right now… twitter.com/Dominic_ELC/status/1261975565986299904…


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“We owe it to ourselves to try to see…

“We owe it to ourselves to try to see it differently.” #coronavirus lrb.co.uk/blog/2020/april/visualising-viruses

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How to Think — Alan Jacobs

I almost always find it faintly depressing reading comment threads on social media. They so often consist of two sides vigorously attacking imaginary strawman arguments from the other side. Nobody wins; everybody just ends up looking shrill and petty. I … Continue reading

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How to do cryptic crosswords

“Birds that are slow to develop” What does that refer to? The obvious answer is “owls”. If that’s not obvious to you, then read on and all will be revealed. Continue reading

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Slightly surprising and oddly…

Slightly surprising and oddly gratifying. Actually my family are probably not surprised. twitter.com/bnnt/status/1254976490015318017/photo/…
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“The art of debating is one that…

“The art of debating is one that rewards liars and bullies, is about beating the opponent rather than finding the truth, and is structurally biased in favour of conservative bromides rather than surprising new ideas” www.theguardian.com/p/bbc9d/stw

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Garbage Math https://t.co/mdDHqsUYVZ…

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