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  1. Mar 2021
  2. Feb 2021
  3. Sep 2020
    1. my superior sense

      This is the second time in not-so-long that Betteredge is mentioning or implying his superiority. It might be that the interaction with Sergeant Cuff appears to him as derogatory in nature (since he's often wrong or impulsive and Cuff is often right and calm), and his standing in the house, as well as perception of intelligence and good judgment, is compromised. And now, he is trying to boost his confidence back by being blatantly sexist and pejorative.

    2. Add one thing more to this, and I have done.

      It strikes me now just how much rank is deeply interwoven with Betteredge's relationship with women. He's rambling here three lengthy paragraphs about Miss Rachel, his lady's daughter, describing anything but the color of her back teeth, while designating about two dry sentences to describing his previous wife, Selina, and same for his own daughter!

      It can also be seen in the way he unfailingly refers to Rachel as Miss Rachel, whereas to his female servants (even Rosanna, who's 25!) as "girl."

  4. Aug 2020
  5. Jul 2019
    1. Sidenote: Visually comparing estimated survival curves in order to assess whether there is a difference in survival between groups is usually not recommended, because it is highly subjective. Statistical tests such as the log-rank test are usually more appropriate.
  6. Dec 2016
    1. the proof: an entire page of results

      Is the author assuming that most people regard Google Searches as anything more than a result? Gospel? How many people have even a rudimentary understanding of page rank? Whose duty is it make sure they do?

  7. Aug 2016
    1. Turdus poliocephalus

      Higher taxon match, is actually Turdus poliocephalus löseri

      Original description in "Preliminary Report on the Birds of the George Vanderbilt Sumatran Expedition of 1939: Notulae Naturae of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Phila., No. 18" https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=d-nCni44OcoC