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The Neo NES Giveaway - Win This Beautiful and Passionate Redesign of an Iconic Console
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Google Online Security Blog: Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA”
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Google Plus seem to be looking to get confused with Facebook - take a look at the colour choice!
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A letter from Douglas Carswell to the people of Clacton & my response

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Dear Mr.  Carswell,

Thank you for writing to the people of Clacton about your recent change of party and the upcoming by-election. Given my disappointment at the news and what I later discovered, I felt compelled to write back and let you know my views.

Previous to your defection to UKIP I confess to paying little attention to local politics. I received your newsletters which, like your letter, painted you as a true representative of the people of Clacton, fighting for them even when it contradicted the party-line. All good stuff I thought, and still do.

I think that when given a small amount of agreeable information about someone, we tend to fill the gaps with ourselves. Therefore I was shocked when I heard you had moved to UKIP, a party whose opinions I know to be in opposition to my own.

This prompted me to do a bit more digging, whereupon I discovered a Guardian interview in which you revealed you do not believe in human-created climate change. To see if this was still your position, I trawled through your blog, where I found this statement:

"if the Roman or Medieval warmings weren't caused by industrial activity, why do we suppose that any contemporary warming [...] must be down to human activity?"

A strange question to ask from someone with an interest in the subject,  I thought, as the answer is readily available for anyone with the slightest inclination to look.

I would like to point out that despite you and your party's assertion that a scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming has not been reached, a study last year of published, peer-reviewed scientific papers revealed 97% of the studies relevant to AGW supported the conclusion it is real. If that is not a consensus, then I don't know what is. No doubt you have heard of the paper, but in case you haven't read it, you can find it here:

http://bit.ly/97AGW

Many may try and refute the study, perhaps by claiming peer-review is somehow invalid. But no matter how it is spun, the evidence on one side far out ways that on the other. That is how consensus is reached.

Although I would love to demonstrate to the current establishment that they do not speak for me, it seems you don't either. The alternative must still be a party whose policies I can in large part agree with, and whose values I respect. I cannot in good conscience vote for someone whose views (and those of their party) so sharply contradict my own.

With that in mind, I do not wish you luck, but wish you the courage to reassess your views and the wisdom to use evidence as the basis for this.
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The myth that sharks cannot get cancer is damaging to desperate cancer-sufferers and devastating to shark populations
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Let's Encrypt http://buff.ly/1F9yvaO free SSL's for all! (next year)
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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This DOES sound good. I've asked to be on the invite list. Fingers crossed
 
Google Inbox is Google Now in your Gmail

I haven't tried this out, but it sounds pretty cool. Anyone got a spare invite?

http://gmailblog.blogspot.ca/2014/10/an-inbox-that-works-for-you.html
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Fascinating to see an America's view of our country. Something really must be done about the laundry situation!
 
(6) Dawn Rutherford Marchant's answer to What is it like to move to England from the States? - Quora http://buff.ly/1osxGQz
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Here's hoping! 
Superheroes are killed off, resurrected, revamped, and rebooted all the time, but doing that to a superhero video game can take a lot more legal wrangling.
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New dad, new writer, project manager, web developer, gamer. Currently writing sci-fi.
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Owner of Get Me Writing, a site dedicated to helping myself and others get writing and get published.

It should be pretty obvious then that I'm a writer, just starting out. I'm currently writing a series of short-ish sci-fi stories.

I'm a big proponent of the interrrobang! Everyone should be using it!
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I once got a letter printed in Edge magazine! Have you seen the smoking Jabba the Hut I drew in Drawception‽