Monthly Archives: June 2005

Ladybird Books on Computers

Ooooh! I remember Ladybird books! they were wonderful – in a bizarre sort of way. Now someone has scanned two versions of the Ladybird book of Computers and put them on the web to delight all lovers of serious camp … Continue reading

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How to Fold a T-Shirt

I saw this video about a year ago on the Internet, but reading this article in The Guardian this week reminds me to try this way to fold a T-Shirt… I think this belongs under the "Performing Arts" category – … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Celebrate Today

The Spanish parliament has voted in favour of allowing gay couples to marry and adopt children. When the law comes into effect in a month’s time, Spain will become the third European country after the Netherlands and Belgium to legalise same-sex … Continue reading

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Another Anniversary

One Hundred years ago today, Albert Einstein published "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies" ("Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper") – the third of four articles published in 1905 that together comprise the Annus Mirabilis Papers. This article laid the foundation of … Continue reading

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One of the great things about the Internet is just how much reference data is being put on line these days. Organisations such as the OECD, the UN, governments, industry bodies – the list goes on and on.   The … Continue reading

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First Anniversary

I see, with a shock of surprise, that today marks the first anniversary of my retirement. The year has dashed past so quickly. And I thought that I would have all the time in the world to do all the … Continue reading

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Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

Now this is pretty scary research. I can understand the possible application, but it’s also hardly surprising that it’s drawn reactions from animal rights groups.   And going to the news story, I see that plans to test this on … Continue reading

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