Monthly Archives: September 2010

Suffer From Vertigo?

Here’s a video taken by someone who works on radio transmission towers. You have to have a head for heights for that job. At one point, the commentator says: “there’s no quick way down”. Well, there is, but it would … Continue reading

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Role Reversal?

This is an interesting piece of semiotics/eye-candy from Armani. The advert showing Cristiano Ronaldo supposedly looking for his T-shirt in a hotel room, with the maid trying not to look. While it clearly tries to do a bit of nudge-nudge, … Continue reading

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“This Is A Disgrace”

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding’s verdict on the behaviour of the French government over the expulsion of the Roma. Quite right, it is appalling what the French government has done. Nosemonkey has a good summary here. I just wish I … Continue reading

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Geotagging and Metadata in Picasa 3.8

Last month I wrote about the geotagging disaster that the current beta of Windows Live Photo Gallery is causing. At the moment, I daren’t have it running on my PC because it wantonly writes garbage GPS coordinates into my photos. … Continue reading

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Sex, Death, Religion and Polemic

Polly Toynbee is on rattling good form in this piece in the Guardian: Sex and death lie at the poisoned heart of religion. I particularly like the nod to Ben Goldacre’s piece and the masterful riposte to the utterly witless … Continue reading

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How Much???

I thought that I’d invest in a copy of Geoffrey Robertson QC’s new book The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse. I see that Amazon UK have it listed for £4.49. Not bad, but I always … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors – And Terrorism

Adam Curtis has a very thought-provoking piece up on his blog about the rise of the new Illuminati – the global terrorist conspiracy. And while terrorism clearly exists; just like the evidence for the fictitious Illuminati, there is little evidence … Continue reading

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