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Dangerous stuff!
2016-02-28 @ 19:39:35
A group of disabled people in Bolivia are protesting against the government by suspending themselves in their wheelchairs from a …

I love Star Wars
2016-02-05 @ 20:46:34

What we learned this weekend...
2016-01-03 @ 22:03:00
Sherlock Holmes, a London-based inquisitive mind: "It's _never_ twins!". Endeavour Morse, a junior Oxford Police  …

Cold
2015-12-26 @ 12:30:00

quelle langue?
2013-08-05 @ 18:59:25
A Swiss guy, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Englishmen are waiting. …

Bradley Whitford, Wisconsin, 2006
2013-05-05 @ 01:12:00

Shooting the messenger
2012-10-18 @ 13:03:00
Earlier this week, The Home Secretary Teresa May decided that Gary McKinnon should not be extradited to the USA to …

What's really in a name
2012-02-04 @ 22:16:00
Yesterday I attended #BenefitsCamp , which was considering various ideas and creating option around the issues related to the UK …

The SOPA/PIPA Result
2012-01-20 @ 23:38:00
The people spoke on Wednesday and, it seems, they were heard by some of the Senators and members of Congress …

Age and DNA
2012-01-05 @ 16:30:00
Over the last few days a similar topic has come up during online and offline discussions with friends: does one's …

Issues in 2012
2011-12-07 @ 01:29:00
One of my ISPs, entanet have posed the question "Which of the following issues will most greatly affect the Internet …

The Child Seat
2011-10-11 @ 10:51:00
I remember when I first found some 'erotica' at home. I was still very much a young and naive child …

Getting a taster
2011-07-30 @ 13:29:00
This article -- seen via Glyn Moody on G+ -- reiterates the point that it is frequently the people who …

Who are you
2011-07-20 @ 21:32:00
This is actually an issue I've been meaning to write about for a week or two, but it has taken …

End of an Era - or maybe not
2011-07-07 @ 18:19:00
At first sight, the "closure" of the News of the World sounds like a good thing for public opinion and …

Towards a 'big' society?
2011-05-27 @ 13:57:00
As I see it, the concept behind Cameron's 'Big Society' is one of the tenets of wikipedia: "So do it", …

First impressions
2011-01-09 @ 13:36:00
Semi-related to an earlier post, I just answered a query elsewhere about the 'secret' of making good first impression. …

The simply divine Miss Tarabotti
2010-09-14 @ 16:10:00
My dears! I simply must tell you about the most wonderful book I came across in my perambulations on the …

French novelist Michel Houellebecq
2010-09-09 @ 19:58:00

Posted without further comment
2010-09-06 @ 17:18:00
If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?  …

Time enough
2010-05-24 @ 13:39:00
Listening to the radio last night I was reminded of something I was taught when I first worked in the …

The politics of downloading
2010-03-29 @ 13:32:00
First off, before I get started, let me say quite clearly and absolutely that I do not hold with people …

Today I killed a fly
2009-09-28 @ 12:24:00
This morning I saw a large fly trying to escape my room here. As all the windows were locked and …

Seen on a website
2009-04-21 @ 17:43:00
The form was sitting there to be filled in: "The fields marked with * Asterix are mandatory" Do you …

Linkage
2008-11-02 @ 13:53:00
Some recent stories and articles which have grabbed my attention: …

Executive contracts
2008-10-31 @ 12:40:00
"François Barrault, who has been chief executive of Global Services (of BT) since April 2007, has resigned with immediate effect …

What's in a name?
2008-10-30 @ 22:38:00
My name is Alison Wheeler -- Alison Mary Wheeler, in full actually -- and Google alerts regularly sends me 'news' …

To backdate or not to .. etc.
2008-10-29 @ 19:41:00
I've been writing an online diary -- a 'blog' in the vernacular -- in one form or another since 1995, …

Looking for a purr-fect home?
2008-10-19 @ 17:50:00
If you like kittens then they'll love this Japanese home …

Average speed cameras
2008-10-10 @ 00:11:00
"Orwell himself never imagined anything quite as observant as the Specs 3 camera. It represents the probable future of British …

Database nation
2008-10-09 @ 19:29:00
Cory Doctorow: "The identity card I'm to be issued when I renew my visa is intended to be linked …

Creeping Elegance?
2008-10-07 @ 00:52:00
I recently came across this term in a discussion on facebook and thought it sounded nice. …

Jubal Harshaw
2008-10-04 @ 23:16:00

Mythology
2008-02-04 @ 17:26:21
A friend has noted on his blog the following test from an email sent to him by an industry recruiter: …

Internet Governance Forum
2006-11-02 @ 13:59:00
During the last four days I've been attending the IGF conference in Athens, Greece organised by the United Nations to …

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