Monthly Archive: October 2016

On Tour

The news recently revealed that clever people at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have made progress with the Travelling Salesperson Problem. The good folk in Waterloo used algorithms to find the shortest crawl around almost 25,000 pubs in…
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Distant Galaxy

The big news on Monday may have passed some of you by – my Ford Galaxy reached 100 (thousand miles, that is, although some of it is so tatty now you would be forgiven for thinking it was born in…
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Five To Follow

Cheltenham’s Showcase meeting, beginning on Friday 21 October, heralds the start of the jumps season proper. The fresh mornings and changing autumn hues add a daily reminder that we have almost returned to that rampantly hopeful starting line in the…
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Beaten

I announced at 9:30 on Sunday evening “I think it’s gone.” I was right. The Wife looked at me sympathetically, like I was talking about the dog dying. By that stage the writing on the wall had been transformed from…
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