Headline of the day

June 27, 2008
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I like me a good pun. Actually as anyone who knows me will tell you, I especially like a bad pun. But I’m still having trouble with the BBC not noticing the one in this headline about the annual attempt to stop the Japanese hunting and eating whales… or maybe they did and left it […]

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A Tale of Customer Service

June 26, 2008

…so one of the main selling points about the Nokia N810 is that it connects seamlessly to your smartphone, for things like Bluetooth modem-ing when you’re away from Wi-fi. It comes with a wizard to set this up, which is straightforward enough – especially when my smartphone is also Nokia (E65, geek-fans). Except it utterly […]

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Upgrades

June 24, 2008
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After struggling loyally with my old-school Palm PDA (a Sony Clie UX50, fact fans) for too damn long, I finally bit the bullet and got a new pocket machine. I’m posting this from a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet – tiny, shiny and full of the Modern Stuff. Things like GPS, 2 Gig of memory (expandable […]

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The death of UK monotheism in a century?

June 23, 2008

Found via Disinfo.com: Laura Clout writes in the Telegraph: “Research by the Orthodox Jewish organisation Aish found that just over a third of people thought religions like Christianity and Judaism would still be practiced in Britain in 100 years’ time. Although four in 10 people said they would choose to be a member of the […]

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…aaand we're back! Meanwhile, people keep telling fibs

June 23, 2008

Fully broadbanded again, thankfully. While I was out, there was an interesting little flap about an ‘undiscovered’ Amazonian tribe, with photos and everything. Shame it was all bollocks… “They are the amazing pictures that were beamed around the globe: a handful of warriors from an ‘undiscovered tribe’ in the rainforest on the Brazilian-Peruvian border brandishing […]

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June 5, 2008

Due to the spectacular stupidity of BE* (an ISP so incompetent that not only are they unable to maintain as simple a service as reliable email, they also can’t handle me swapping to a new ISP without fucking up) I am without full internet access until Monday 9th June at the earliest. (I can just […]

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