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Scared of terrorism? You probably shouldn't be, unless you live in Iraq or one of the other countries in which the west has stirred it up.
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+Pedal Pusher By American I meant that it would be considered very normal too be of low birth and then to do something great, not exceptional. I think that's a better description of what I meant.

Also, a revolution by workers isn't always communist. I haven't read any of his books, I don't have a copy on me right now nor a moment to spare right this minute, I'm busy pranking my brother with a secret stash of condoms and cayenne pepper (before you get any sadistic ideas, I did not combine the two), but I get some of the basic ideas. It would be communist if they advocating for having no real government, maybe some electoral staff to have direct democracy and consensus, but nothing more than that, and it should overthrow the upper middle class as well, those earning more than 100 thousand per year. I don't see revolutions usually doing that, they generally have a way of coming back. The American revolution kept it's slaves, which is certainly not Marxist.

In Syria, the revolt and protests in 2011 aren't quite like communism although no government doesn't have at least some involvement of socialism, I mean, I'm pretty sure that we can all agree that sewer and water systems and paved roads are good things to have.

Regardless, it seems silly that the Republicans in the US and to some extent, the conservatives in Canada, found a fair bit, sometimes more than that, of their principles on Jesus but fail to do a lot of what Jesus would do. They advocate for guns for everyone yet there was a specific command to put away one's sword, even in self defense, and to turn the other cheek. They also are very much against social programs even though you are commanded to go and do likewise after the parable of the good Samaritan comes along. We also do a lot of failing to forgive people who make genuine apologies who does what they can to repair the damage they caused. It's not entirely clear what to do about drugs, especially given that wine was a beverage and cannabis was a normal painkiller at the time, but regardless, a lot of Republics manage to go well over their good and sensible limits with the stuff. Republicans, and to be fair, a lot of people, still can't manage the plank in your eye with a speck of dust in thy neighbour's eye principle. It's why I think that religion still matters in this world of ours, the principles I just listed are good ones that people around the world would agree are good principles.
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Ooh look. UKIP are choosing a new fruitcake to lead them. Unfortunately, even the founder of the party doesn't know what their aim is or what their policies are... people actually vote for these idiots!
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I wonder if they like the metric system or not, after all, they would probably see as an EU plot (even though places like Tajikistan is certainly not part of the EU but does use the metric system). I like calling people I don't like or are big fumble bumbles grapefruits. They have brains as sour as a grapefruit.
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One lying intolerant arsehole supporting another.
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Can we get these two jerks to be in Berlin so that that the police can give these guys hate charges? Even if they only fined Trump, taking away most of his money, that would make it harder for him to run for Potus. I really try to abide by the principle of do unto others what you want them to do to you, even for the GOP, but even then I just ignore their policies and focus on people who have well founded criticism of what we are currently doing. It's perfectly reasonable to think at first that removing a lane of traffic in London will cause congestion, that's intuitive, and it takes good arguments to show how things that are not intuitive can make sense. Thankfully, it is possible to present good arguments and present facts and statistics. That's not what the UKIP or Trump has done, mainly because they can't prove their claims.
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A recurring problem with our refridgerator was that the temperature control was too exposed. Every so often I'd find that either the temperature was too high or was too low because someone had bumped the control when putting things into the fridge. 3D printer to the rescue ! I've made a small bracket which clips on top of the temperature control and prevents accidental re-adjustment.
Our refridgerator works just fine (i.e. it gets on with keeping stuff cool) but for one irritating feature: When you place items on the top shelf it's possible to accidentally adjust the temperature. This results in things near the back of the refridgerator being frozen. This 3D printed piece of plastic solves the problem by blocking the temperature control. It requires nothing to keep it in place - it's a good fit on top of the control. Probably...
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you should contact bosh with your idea Dave.well thought out
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I realised there was something very familiar to me about the GOL cycling event - it was similar to the holidays which we used to go on in the UK. No bad thing.
It's a few months now since I first read about the Großes Oldenburger Liegeradtreffen (big Oldenburg Recumbent Meeting). That this event was going to happen came at me from three directions at once: It was listed on the ligfi...
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Perhaps the most surreal advertisement ever, used to encourage businesses to invest in a mini computer (rental!) in 1969
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+David Hembrow I wonder what companies ended up doing after they'd got all their precious information stored on punched cards and then the machine went obsolete.
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Why the middle east is in a mess in two films. First watch David Lean's wonderful "Lawrence of Arabia", then this, "Lawrence after Arabia".

After the first world war, European and US interests divided up the middle east in order to guarantee their oil supplies. New borders were drawn, new countries were created and existing factions in the area were pitted against one another to enable this to occur. Note that by the end, Faisal had been made leader of a country which had never existed before: Iraq.

Also worth a read: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes–Picot_Agreement
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Mass cycling requires that cyclists can make their journeys efficiently, safely and also that these journeys must be pleasant and sociable. Why are cyclists the only road users often expected to travel single-file ?
Children cycling home from school five-abreast in Assen. Riding on the pavement is not what we encourage, but this is a good illustration of how safe those children feel. Read more about this street, which is particularly wel...
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Because I had to place my record player quite some way from the amplifier, I've had dull sound from my record player for a couple of years due to the excess capacitance in the cables. I fixed that last weekend, modifying the Quad preamp to have a line input instead of phono and bringing my old linsley-hood phono preamp back into use. The result: Much better sound from LP with more treble as expected but also more bass. The Linsley Hood design doesn't roll off the bass like the Quad 33 preamp does.

http://www.hembrow.eu/personal/quad33-303.html#phonomod
http://www.hembrow.eu/personal/johnlinsleyhoodphono.html
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1728928
The Quad 33 / 303 hifi amplifiers are classic designs. Due to being a relatively early transistor power amplifier design, from the 1960s, when high power complimentary PNP transistors were not so easy to find, they were designed to use a "triplet" circuit instead, with all NPN transistors.
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+Val Hembrow So far the solution to the problem of how to become rich has unfortunately eluded us.
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Excellent piece about racism by the wonderful Benjamin Zephaniah.
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Australians: please stop embarrassing us all with your broken policies.
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I guess Australia is reearning it's reputation as a prison island. I feel gutwrenched by how often times people don't listen to me when I try to tell them things because I'm not 18 yet I know very well, and they do as well, that it's wrong. At least I do convince some adults to be on my side from time to time who do have legal powers that I don't and the more people in the know, the better.
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Interesting film about social mobility in the UK. The most driven and hard working people can make a path for themselves, but having the right parents allows far easier entry to one of the best jobs.

This has become a greater problem now due to the cost of education in the UK: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/tuition-fees-student-debt-9000-nus-damning-study-a7194351.html
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They haven't you mindset is twisted freak .ya bein eine stummer younger 
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