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On May 6th, 2008, a package containing $68,000 in cash arrived at a FedEx store in Palo Alto, California. The bills had been washed in lantern fuel, as per instruction, then double-vacuum-sealed...
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OK everyone, my Christmas list this year is really short. I only want one thing, and it's great value. You can club together if you want.
The Icon A5 seaplane glides over the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey with Manhattan, high enough to keep drivers from getting nervous, but low enough that I can distinguish the...
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Awesome landing into London today. A rare heavy mist was just starting to clear over the city; it felt you were looking down at a normal cloud floor and then every so often something tall (radio masts, Canary Wharf) would pop up out of the clouds.

[Also, who doesn't love a gratuitous wing / engine / sun / clouds photo - a view that's hard to beat at the best of times :)]
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Fabulous photo of London peeping through the mist !
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Milk in the New Forest is so fresh it delivers itself. 
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Actually worth clicking the link and watching the video.
 
Pendulum balls (well, not quite, two strings for each) exhibit wonderful motion.
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An outstanding display of sportsmanship.

After winning the Davis Cup for Great Britain (their first in 79 years), Andy Murray's first reaction after sheer relief was to thank and congratulate his opponent and the entire Belgian team. Before returning to his own team and rightly being held aloft. An outstanding player and true sportsman.
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Just returned from 10 days vacationing in Egypt. It's hardly adventure tourism, but at the same time I got more "take cares" from friends before we went than from our usual vacation. And it was unfortunate timing with all the speculation about the causes of the MetroJet crash.

So let me say this: please go to Egypt. Go to the Red Sea, go to Cairo, go to Luxor, go to Aswan. These are amazing places to visit, that we shouldn't be put off from visiting because of fears about the wider region. In terms of terrorist attacks, Egypt ranks lower than Thailand. In terms of homicides, Cairo ranks lower than New York. 

Does Egypt as a country have issues? Hell yes. Should that stop sensible travelers from visiting? Hell no. 

And no matter whatever else is going on with their governments, or in the region around them, the Egyptians are beautiful people, with an amazing culture and history, who we all deserve to learn from.
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Egypt Past and Present. Foreground is a 3000+ year old statue of Ramses V. Background is the former headquarters of the National Democratic Party (Mubarak's party) which was destroyed in the 2011 revolutions, and is now being pulled down floor by floor. Sadly for Egypt (or, at least, for Muslims in Egypt), things are no better under Sisi than they were under Mubarak, and if anything the return to military control has only increased the sense of uncertainty in this otherwise wonderful country.
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Awesome letter to Donald Trump, from the leaders of his church.
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The Ashley Madison story just keeps giving.

This is a well researched and written article about the fraud that underpinned the entire business. Of course, this fraud was pretty widely known, indeed it was one of the justifications used by the hackers for releasing the material.

Also an interesting window into the future of online interactions. Bots of different levels of sophistication are already managing customer service interactions for many companies. I wonder at what point it will become required (either socially or legally) to declare whether you are dealing with a bot or human.
The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as the tenth member of Ashley Madison in the company’s leaked user database. On her profile, she announces: “I’m having trouble with my computer ... send a message!”
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The Dragnet
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On May 6th, 2008, a package containing $68,000 in cash arrived at a FedEx store in Palo Alto, California. The bills had been washed in lante

Bercow defends £31,400 travel and accommodation expenses - BBC News
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House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends claiming £31,400 in annual accommodation and travel expenses amid criticism.

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Gmail is email that's intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access.

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February 23rd, 2012. Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling uploads the official music video for "Crystallize" to YouTube. Two days later, us

NYC Mayor: ‘Reconcile Yourselves With Your God, For All Will Perish In T...
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NEW YORK—As a major winter storm continued its advance toward New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio advised residents Monday to make peace wit

An open letter to Russell Brand.
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Dear Russell, Hi. I'm Jo. You may remember me. You may even have filmed me. On Friday, you staged a publicity stunt at an RBS office, inconv

The Last Policeman: A Novel, Book 1
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Winner of the 2013 Edgar® Award Winner for Best Paperback Original! What’s the point in solving murders if we’re all going to die soon, any

Ready Player One
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia

The Grand Budapest Hotel
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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H. and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most tru

The Gruffalo
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This enchanting film tells the story of a mouse who goes in search of a nut. Along the way, he is confronted by three hungry animals who thi

Google Lat Long: Go back in time with Street View
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:00 AM. If you've ever dreamt of being a time traveler like Doc Brown, now's your chance. Starting today, you

John Lewis
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Welcome to the official John Lewis Google+ page.

The Room Two
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Welcome to The Room Two, a physical puzzler, wrapped in a mystery game, inside a beautifully tactile 3D world. The much anticipated sequel t

Frozen (2013)
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In "Frozen," fearless optimist Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering

Redemption
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Jason Statham stars as an ex-Special Forces officer who comes home from the Afghan war a shattered man. Broke, homeless and lost in a haze o

Sherlock
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Sherlock Holmes is updated for a new generation with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role and Martin Freeman as Watson. The combination of

Netflix
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The World's End
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Five lifelong friends reunite to complete a historic pub crawl from their youth, and find that reaching the fabled World's End tavern will b

The Lone Ranger (2013)
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Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer star in The Lone Ranger, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Director Gore Verbinski. It's a wild ride of high-vel

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Good outpost of this reliable ramen and noodle chain
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Been in for drinks and food during the day - staff are nice and menu decent.
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Fairly small and gets *very* busy - especially on weekends when there are back-to-back parties. Also not a great deal of variety - our kids tend to get bored of it after around 45 mins. But still a decent option for rainy days...
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Great experience buying a new car at Westover Renault. Our salesman, Tom Weston, couldn't have been more helpful and came across as very genuine and focused on getting the right deal for us. I mean, you have to go into these situations with your wits about you... but I never once felt pressured or that we were being spun a story, which frankly is how I feel about most car salesmen. Well done Tom :)
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Review for The Conqueror Inn (haven't visited the rest of the hotel). It's a big restaurant, though the decor is nice with a decent gastropub menu. Food was good, and the lunch deal very good value. Service a bit mixed but generally fine. Overall it felt like a strange mix - it's a huge place obviously designed to support the wedding market, but as a pub / restaurant that made it feel a bit soulless (and they obviously have to put on lots of offers to try to fill it midweek). Our conclusion was we'd rather go to the Three Tuns in Bransgore, where the food is about the same, but the service and atmosphere are nicer.
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Really nice range of toys and gifts - especially if you're looking for something a bit more crafty or educational.
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