The US Federal election last week didn't go as a lot of people, or as a lot of pollsters, had planned. Living abroad, it certainly felt as though a Hillary Clinton victory was certain. There was always a bit of uncertainty in the data, which FiveThirtyEight do a great job of discussing. I became a … Continue reading Watching the US Federal Election through Twitter
Disclaimer: I am not an electrical engineer. My background is in aerospace engineering and applied physics. Which still makes me arguably more qualified to discuss this issue than Barnaby Joyce. On September 28, 2016, a large storm hit South Australia and ended up causing a state-wide blackout. While the fallen power lines pictured below are … Continue reading Why South Australia had a blackout, and the debate we deserve to have about it.
At the same time as David Cameron announced the UK will not hold a second referendum on exiting the EU, the petition to change the UK referendum rules and in some ways force a second referendum reached 4 million signatures. Yesterday, I posted an analysis of the petition results using data from June 27, but … Continue reading The Brexit petition at 4 million votes
Maybe you, like me, woke up somewhat astonished to discover that the UK had gone and Brexited itself last Friday. Whilst the world is still trying to work out what that means, I've been particularly intrigued by a petition that has close to 4 million signatures on it, asking that the referendum be redone with … Continue reading Brexit, Bregret, and whatever a petition means.