Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Damp Squib Splutters Into Life

I see that Windows Home Server 2011 has been released to manufacturing. So it should be available on the market in April/May. I’m sorry, but I can only raise a faint cheer about this product. It doesn’t strike me as … Continue reading

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Goodies and Baddies

The inestimable Adam Curtis has another blog entry that stops the heart, if not the tears. Such a steadfast view of humanity’s foibles is often more than I can bear. But bear witness, we must.

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Dual Nationality to be Phased Out?

I was born in the Isle of Man and, as a result, hold a British Passport. Having lived in the Netherlands since 1983, I also became a Dutch citizen in 2006 – so I currently have dual nationality. Today, the … Continue reading

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The Magic Washing Machine

I’ve mentioned Hans Rosling and his artistry in showing statistics before. Here he is again, this time taking the humble washing machine as the springboard for an exploration on its impact on society and the environment. Great stuff.

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“A Disturbing Trend”

Today’s title is a quote from Archbishop Silvano Tomasi. Apparently, according to Reuters, People who criticise gay sexual relations for religious or moral reasons are increasingly being attacked and vilified for their views, a Vatican diplomat told the United Nations … Continue reading

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Dangerous Economics

While I don’t pretend to be an economist, I do have this nagging doubt that the economic policy being pursued by the current UK government is not, shall we say, the wisest course. Johann Hari puts it rather more forcefully, … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Redux

After last week’s viewing of the NT’s production of Frankenstein, yesterday I saw it again. This time with Jonny Lee Miller in the role of the Creature and with Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein. I think this was the casting … Continue reading

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