Monthly Archives: September 2005

Child Distress Flares

Sometimes, I feel I’m on the same wavelength as Charlie Brooker. The good thing about not having children of one’s own is that when one does borrow them to indulge oneself in the role of jolly uncle, one does so … Continue reading

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Wine With Curry

I like both wine and curry. It is possible to combine them. There’s an upcoming webcast chat featuring Charles Metcalfe and his suggestions. As the chat is being sponsored by Alsace wines, you won’t be surprised to find that Alsace … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

Reading that Arnie has vetoed the bill reminds me of the US telephone company offering cheap long distance calls to people who oppose same-sex marriages. Feministe has the link here – a recording of Eugene Mirman talking to the operator. … Continue reading

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Bogota Bizarrerie

WTF is this all about?

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Aibo Evolves

Sony’s electronic dog robot, Aibo, has just had a software upgrade. The press release proudly informs us that Aibo can now blog its own photo diary. Well, I know that “on the Internet nobody knows you’re a dog“, but isn’t this … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

Dutch Railways has finally got around to issuing an apology over its role in deporting 100,000 Jews from the Netherlands to the Nazi death camps in WWII.

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The Phosphorescent Sea

This week’s New Scientist carries an item about evidence being found to back up mariners’ tales of the sea glowing bluish-white at night. While I’ve never seen this phenomenon myself, I have seen something similar.   It was probably about 35 … Continue reading

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