This web site contains material that I developed/collected, over the past few years, as part of my campaign to contain the spread of Info-Gap decision theory in Australia. If this is your first visit to my site I should point out that I launched this campaign at the end of 2006.
Browsing through my site you will see that these pages attest to the vigorous discussions that I have been having with my colleagues — mostly academics — since the end of 2003 about the various aspects of decision-making under severe uncertainty. And if you examine my professional profile you'll notice that I have been teaching and researching this and related topics for many years. So naturally, the discussions that you'll find here have a, so to speak, "academic" cast.
Still, I should point out that although I have been an academic for many years, I am acutely aware of the consequences that the so-called "academic" discourse, research and so on, may have for the messy realities of the "real world". I therefore make it a rule to ground my academic discussions on decision-making in the messy reality of the "real world".
If this is your first visit to the site, you may wish to read the information provided at the help desk.
From time to time I am asked questions about the general nature of this site as well as about its specific features. On this page I provide answers to some of these questions..
If you have any question about this site, you can use the online facility below to post it. If the question is urgent, you can indicate this in your post and I shall process it ASAP.
Why doesn't the online clock display the AM/PM? (posted: April 14, 2009)
This question was posed by my wife so, it is first on the list.
This is meant to be a harmless, friendly practical joke.
The visitors to the site are from around the globe. The use of an AM/FM-free clock is an attempt to entice them to think about the time difference between their location and Melbourne.
If you would rather not rack your brains about this question, consult the implicitly AM/PM-equipped logon time stamp at the top of the page.
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