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Another classic by the BBC homepage: beard fashion trumps major disaster
On the whole I find the BBC to be a real quality service, something us British folk should be proud of. But their choice of homepage articles - and their order of appearance - regularly disappoints.

Stop trying to get more younger viewers and just stay classy please, thanks.
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And that's why George Clooney is laughing, because your news is becoming more American.
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Hmmm... this is a tricky one. What do you guys think about someone effectively stealing and profiting from street art?
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Makes me cross, growing up in Brizzle I've seen his work all over the place from the massive murals to the discrete rats tinkering with spanners. He's obviously busy elsewhere these days so for someone to steal a piece and then claim "Oh no, it's fine, Banksy's mates said it was ok" is a complete blag.

Shame on  Broad Plains Boys Club. 
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I think the pantry's a tad too cold still...
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*Haha, I was in the process of screen grabbing this image to demonstrate the profit margins, then I see your post pop up with the exact same idea! Nice one +Marc M :) *

I was gong to overlay what each section represents, but now I can't be bothered ;P
The economics of shop bought coffees.

Between a small and large coffee, fixed prices remain the same (staff, premises, energy), and ingredients increase only slightly - higher prices can be charged, therefore profit increases greatly.
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My wife and I use to own a coffee house back in 2003, and while we don't have those huge taxes in the US, I can tell you coffee is pure profit (the same thing for soda machines that mixes the syrup at fast food joints).  But don't think that means the owners are rich or ripping you off, good coffee hardware costs thousands per machine along with all the other expenses of running a business.  Generally speaking, something usually costs the price it does, because that's what it takes to give it to you.
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Wow, I never even knew these existed, that's one bad-ass cat!
Sand cat!
This adorable little cat is practically a cartoon character — small, cute, and yet with superpowers for living in the desert. Found in northern Africa and central and southwest Asia, this is the only felid that lives in sandy desert habitat. Its ears are large and set low, which helps protect it from wind-blown sand as well as improves its ability to locate prey hiding underground. Its thickly furred paws help it cope with the extremes of hot and cold sand. Indeed, the sand cat can tolerate temperatures from below freezing at 23 degrees Fereinheit to scalding days of 126 degrees Ferinheit. To escape the extreme temperatures, sand cats inhabit burrows, taking up residence in those abandoned by foxes or rodents. They are active during the day in winter and are nocturnal during the summer.
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Very interesting article on the uber secretive Clinkle startup and it's turbulent three years in the making.

It's hard to imagine that name catching on, if you're familiar with what a Clinker means ( They refer to their employees as 'clinkers'... Bahhhh!

Clinker is also slang for failing epicly. "Dave pulled a Clinker"
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Doh! :D
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Ugh I miss Japan :(
Shooting Fuji in Ootduki city :)
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Politicians, what're ya gonna do
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I dare not find out how many hours I'm on the web.... but if you're interested, then here's a way to find out 
Hooked on the Web? Find out exactly how addicted you are now...
Most people spend a fair amount of their lives online nowadays. But exactly how much of the Web do you browse  in, say, a week? I'd have no real idea, if I had to guess. Thankfully, ...
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Multimedia designer, technology writer & blogger.
Dev skills: PHP, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, XHTML, CSS
  • Web Developer / Designer, 2012 - present
  • The Independent
    Contributing Technology Writer, 2011 - present
  • Hobzy
    Community Team, 2014
    Senior Editor, 2010 - 2012
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    Social Media & Brand Protection Manager, 2011 - 2012
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Multimedia Designer, technology writer, blogger.
Lover of tea, chocolate, Japan, music, Google, Stevie Wonder, Thai food, graphs and Howl's Moving Castle.

The name's Alex.
Chatty British tech/design geek who loves talking about the Internet. I'm interested in pretty much anything that exists in the cloud that makes communicating with people all around the world fun, exciting, and most of all, as effortless as possible.

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Travelled around the world on my own and survived. Still can't fathom how exactly I managed this!
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    Multimedia Design BA - First Class with Honours, 2000 - 2003
  • North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
    GNVQ in Advanced Computing & IT - Distinction, 1998 - 2000
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