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Nice work on C4 news +Andrew Todd 

You certainly won the comedy battle... though there wasn't much opposition to speak of ;)
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 The guys a stuttering mincer. Norways up there with the wealthiest countries on earth and he says we're not aiming high enough LOL. But staying in the debt riddled UK is the creme de la creme apparently. His best answer was Bond, how come the NO camp bring up trivial bullshit from the past to try convince us to stay.....
On a side note, I bet you his stand up is pish.
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Good luck +Andrew Todd, playing the warm up gig for +Eddie Izzard tonight at Edinburgh Festival Theatre!
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Wow. Characters on the front of breakfast cereal boxes always 'look down' (pupils at the bottom of their eyes) so that when kids look up at the shelf it mimics eye contact.

Man, I really hate kids brand marketers.
 
Very interesting marketing tactics 
It's hard to find a kids' breakfast cereal without some sort of cartoony mascot grinning from the front of its box. These characters obviously affect how much a child might want a given cereal, but...
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Hah, yeah, I guess that could be part of the answer...
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I know this is doing the rounds, but it is pretty cool :) 
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I guess babies sell.
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something something http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prolefeed something
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Comedy as a shill for selling legal textbooks. Well, it's worth a shot. 
 
Me, trying to sell "The Lands Tribunal For Scotland" to a sceptical public who only want jokes about Scottish independence.
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Genius! Need to remember this one next autumn...
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I can imagine his spouses expression when he started ... ;-)
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The article is spot on; as a mass market consumer device, Amazon will sell millions of these. Especially when they do the discount offers.

As a piece of technology though it's just really disappointing. Chromecast has already pointed the way to the future: we don't need more wires and bulky boxes under our TVs. We definitely don't need extra remotes. Or phones and tablets will always be the best discovery tools, with apps we already know how to use. Here's hoping that model becomes sufficiently mainstream before Amazon launches Super Fire TV HD (or whatever they'll call mark 2)
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I'm kinda fascinated by the new "views" count on G+ profiles. 

First, its a big number. Even I suspect for people who don't post very often, the "views" count is likely to be higher than you expect. And I suspect that's probably the whole point of adding it - to give people the sense that they're not wasting their time. 

Second, I'm particularly fascinated by my followers-to-views ratio. I've never actively tried to build my follower count, and in comparison to lots of other folks on here my follower count is pretty low. But I'm kind of amazed by that views number, and a bit of random sampling suggests my ratio of followers-to-views is pretty high. 

A very basic theory would be that, while my posts don't reach many people, they do get a lot of engagement from those they do reach. Which would be nice to think. At the same time, I suspect there's also a lot to do with the way I use G+ - most of my posts go to select circles. In particular, almost all my photo sharing is to a very small group - often just 1 or 2 people. So if, for example, I share 50 photos of my kids with their grandma and grandpa, and they look at every single one of them (which they will, at least once ;) that probably ticks my view counter up by 100. By comparison, I suspect less than 100 people will read this public post. 

So my guess is that views is actually a really interesting mix of both my followers' engagement on my posts, but also my engagement on the G+ platform generally. In that context it's a really hard metric to parse - but also a very clever one :)
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SFO you're killing me. Queued out of immigration.
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Actually, it was the scootcase that made sure I joined the queue here - the rest of my plane was still behind me ;-)
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