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I'm a news junkie. I don't believe the hype, I want to see good quality coverage from multiple sources and breaking news so fresh I can still hear the splinters tinkle on the floor. In doing this I've found there are a few places I tend to wander more than others and in the interest …

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My favourite video game music!

So I'm turning 40, and I decided to make a list of pop music for the years of my life.  That was a fun exercise but then my wife challenged me and said "So what about video game music?" So here we go, in chronological order 🙂 1986 - Glider Rider on Spectrum, music main …

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Outdoor safety, avalanches and smartphones

Smartphones are everywhere these days, and they're replacing our cameras, diaries, address books, maps, GPS, and many other things in an easy hand-held unit.  We take them everywhere, and wherever we may be we know communication is but a swipe of the finger away. Listening to a podcast recently (on my phone) I learned how …

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WikiLeaks, freedom, and the battle of words

WikiLeaks cyberwar: Hackers bring down Swedish government site (The Telegraph). Now that is a headline to grab your attention with those glitzy buzzwords "cyberwar" and "hackers".  Even Carole Theriault, a senior security consultant at Sophos, a multi-national computer security firm, is quoted as saying: If the big companies weren't locking down their information before, they're …

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Raoul Moat, Facebook, and Freedom of Speech

Story updated - scroll to the finish for the latest news. ****** I read this in The Telegraph today - Facebook defies David Camron and keeps Moat tribute page. I became quite angry reading the article and posted the following on Facebook: Guess this shows all Facebook security and privacy policies are worthless, thousands have …

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