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Aliens… from Mars

“♫ So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure, How amazingly unlikely is your birth, ♬ ♪ And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, ‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth. ♬♩” – Eric Idle, … Continue reading

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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot

“What can be palpably more absurd and ridiculous than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches?” – member of the public, early 19th century England In 1823, Robert Stephenson and Company was formed with the … Continue reading

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Which low hanging fruit are you?

Unless you’re a hermit who lives in a pineapple under the sea, you’ve almost certainly read/heard about an unfortunate incident in recent days where hackers made off with over six million user accounts from Linked In. They broke in and … Continue reading

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P P P Pick up a patent (portfolio)

“If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today.” – Bill Gates, Challenges and Strategy Memo, 16 May 1991 … Continue reading

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Tuesdicoccus Daylori

Germs, germs, germs. The Cobra family have had so many of them this year that we were beginning to think that we had value to medical research. Of course, we blame Baby Cobra: she is a germ magnet. A cute … Continue reading

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Google+: It’s not Facebook!

Never before in the history of mankind has one privately owned company with such little accountability been in possession of so much personal data about so many people. It always seemed odd to me that the population of this country … Continue reading

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Germs! GERMS!

Ihad a four day week last week! So, on one hand, yeah! On the other hand, bloody hell. What happened to Wednesday? No, seriously, where did it go? Now if I wasn’t the typical yellow-bellied male who believes that even … Continue reading

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πr2: Burger maths

One of the many inexplicable things about me is my love for a certain brand of frozen beef burgers. For years, I have successfully ignored all efforts from all quarters to upgrade to something that could be reasonably classed as … Continue reading

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It has 64 bits, so it must be better!

Since, oh, 1989 or so, I have been developing on 32 bit platforms. First it was the Amiga and then the PC. Even when 64 bit capabilities arrived, most stuff was 32 bit and I didn’t really need those extra … Continue reading

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