Monthly Archives: April 2010

I Am Officially An Old Fart

Reading the breathless puff piece on Microsoft’s new KIN phones, I realise that I am definitely old fashioned. I am happy to have a mobile that is just a phone. Of course, as the piece says, the KIN is built … Continue reading

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Justice For Lucia?

I trust that next Wednesday, the Dutch Court will announce that there has been a terrible miscarriage of justice, and pronounce Lucia de Berk innocent of all charges. The background to the case, and the appalling errors, are laid out … Continue reading

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Fun With Technology – Part VI

About six weeks ago, I wrote about the idiosyncrasies of the technology that makes up our Home Cinema setup, and wondered whether I should take the plunge and build my own HTPC. As I like building my own PCs, I … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Solar System

I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Professor Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Solar System series currently being shown on the BBC. He’s a great communicator, and doesn’t dumb down the science. Here’s a great spoof of his style:    

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In today’s Observer, Philip Pullman reflects on Tony Blair, and skewers him precisely: Tony Blair has a phosphorescent quality. He is a will-o’-the-wisp, an emanation of rotting marsh gas that flares and glimmers in the dark, leading stray travellers into … Continue reading

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Moral Guidance

I’m with the barmaid on this one. Moral guidance is not what I see in this pope.

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Lesbian Robots

What an extraordinary video…       Quite beautiful.

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