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Takedown: Three strikes

Anyone who runs a blog stands to fall foul of some form of “censorship”. Anyone who operates a website that covers recent history may easily tread on the toes of the living whose names may be mentioned in old documents. This has now happened three times. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2012

If you’re reading this, you might have noticed that the world didn’t end on 21-12-2012 as supposedly forecast by the Mayans. Our little blue marble continues to spin and orbit around the sun. All the hype was for nothing, as was the fearmongering about the possible black hole caused by firing up the Large Hadron Collider. Continue reading

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Stretching the tape collection

Naturally, the question that’s always asked is, “what are you going to do with all those tapes? What do you want them for?” Valid indeed, and usually met by the default answer of “Some kind of museum.” Continue reading

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When Microsoft attempts racial profiling

Last week the web was all aflutter about Microsoft’s poor photoshopping skills. Clearly, a lot of black males were outraged and a many a white male may have felt patronised but were it not for the benign demographic republic of geekdom that ultimately was insulted, this minor tempest in a tea cup could easily have become a global shitstorm in a Polish pisspot. Continue reading

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When people are mad, toys go bad

My advice – educating your kids about airport security with this toy may actually be more harmful to them than just packing them in the damn luggage with some bottled water & hoping they survive. Continue reading

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Second Anniversary

What we have noticed over the past two years is an interesting shift in web browser usage. Sure, IE still rules the roost, with Firefox picking up a good quarter of the slack. Opera, Safari, and Chrome are trailing behind but it’s a pack of non-computer-based browsers that are making inroads as of late. Nokia and Symbian are two new “operating systems” looming on the horizon, and the Wii and PS3 are making up nearly a full percent of gadgetry used to browse the interwebs with. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2008

With 2009 just a few days away, now would be a good time to reflect on the year that was. Continue reading

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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas

“Dogs are not fashion accessories or disposable items that can be upgraded or discarded after just a few months. Having a dog is a long-term commitment,” said Dogs Trust chief executive Clarissa Baldwin, who coined the charity’s slogan 30 years ago this year. Continue reading

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