Category Archives: The future

Prediction Special: 2017 NHL Playoffs

The West: (1) Chicago / (8) Nashville Nashville is a fun team to watch now? It’s weird even saying that, and, yes, you still have to get past the excruciatingly ugly home uniforms. But Forsberg, Arvidsson and Jarnkrok are exciting, skilled … Continue reading

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How should Canada vote?

—Uhh, Zolltan, I hate to break it to you, but you’re a little late with this one —No, actually, I’m early So we had an election recently in Canada. The Liberals and Trudeau made a bunch of promises on how, if … Continue reading

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GMOs and the Precautionary Principle

When I read Will Saletan’s big story about anti-GMO movement, I became convinced that the anti-GMO case is pretty unscientific. So it was a surprise for me to see N.N. Taleb, the “Black Swan” and “Anti-Fragile” author, assert in his … Continue reading

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Prediction Special: 2015 NHL Playoffs

My favourite job on this blog is predicting things, and although I’ve had fun going through the brackets of nuclear bomb threats, resolutions of the Fermi paradox and the like, sometimes we have to turn our attention to matters of … Continue reading

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Transit Referendum Part II: Development Politics in Vancouver

A lot of people, for various reasons, are not planning to vote “yes” in the Vancouver transit referendum. I don’t agree with a lot of their reasoning (See Part I). But there is another thing happening here that’s probably even … Continue reading

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Transit Referendum Part I: An Overly General Dislike of Overly General Arguments

Talking to people about the upcoming transit referendum, I have noticed that a surprising (to me) amount of people are not planning to vote “yes”. I believe that you should vote “yes” roughly for reasons outlined here: greater Vancouver’s public … Continue reading

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Unjustified expansion: not just for Russia any more

That’s right, we’re bringing the hockey-geopolitics metaphor back, but now in reverse, to talk about hockey. In case you didn’t know, talk of NHL expansion is afoot. A report surfaced listing Toronto, Québec, Seattle and Las Vegas as potential expansion … Continue reading

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