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Nik Butler
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The internet typewriter

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Winds of change A SOMBRE exploration of love, responsibility and death, “Kaze Tachinu” (“The Wind Rises”) is being described as Hayao Miyaza

Silent Circle Preemptively Shuts Down Encrypted Email Service To Prevent...
techcrunch.com

"We see the writing the wall" wrote Silent Circle in a message telling customers its shut down its Silent Mail encrypted email service. It h

Two Providers of Secure E-Mail Shut Down
bits.blogs.nytimes.com

Lavabit shut down, hinting at a secret government order, and Silent Circle, a similar end-to-end encrypted e-mail provider, followed suit.

Making Light: The Implications are Staggering
nielsenhayden.com

The results are duplicatable, and have been found in at least two models of Xerox machines, both with original and recently patched software

Pickles backs renting of driveways
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People who rent out their driveways to other motorists are backed by new government guidelines aimed at tackling parking congestion in busy

Ubuntu Edge will miss $32m crowdfunding target, say researchers
www.theguardian.com

Ambitious scheme to build dual-boot smartphone which can double up as a desktop computer running Ubuntu has fallen deep into the 'dead zone'

David Cameron cracks down on online pornography
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PM pledges automatic filtering of adult material to protect children, plus outlawing of violent porn and blocking of illegal image searches

BSkyB wins trademark case against Microsoft over SkyDrive name
www.engadget.com

While many can tell the difference between Sky TV services and Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage, that's not necessarily true for everyone.

Batman vs. Deadpool!!
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The Merc with a Mouth against the Caped Crusader - It's the battle you've wanted to see since ten seconds after you thought about it. Machin

Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears (...
www.wired.co.uk

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism

June : Forbidden Island and Zombie Dice : Battlequest Games
12d12.wordpress.com

These Tiny Tabletop Days are working out their structure and the announcements on Facebook and Google+ brought some return visitors and new

Pocket (formerly Read It Later)
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Pocket Extension for Google Chrome – The best way to save articles, videos and more

Google Reader
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Follow all your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. Follow all your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. See wh

Free Speech Attack of the Day
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Free Speech Attack of the Day

Upcoming EU Data Law Will Make Europe Tricky For Social Networks - Slashdot
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Thorfinn.au writes "EU politicians are mulling new data protection laws that could make Europe a hostile place for social networks. The EU J

Windows 8 and Windows RT - Microsoft Windows
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Meet Windows 8 and Windows RT. Find out about touch-based Windows 8 PCs, apps from the Windows Store, and new features like the Start screen

A second spring of cleaning
googleblog.blogspot.com

We're living in a new kind of computing environment. Everyone has a device, sometimes multiple devices. It's been a long time since we have

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I was there in the 70s when this arrived in the News Agents; to see them at their 2000th issue is truly impressive considering the toll that the Internet has had on the world of Comics and the printed media
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A suprisingly lovely little model to build and chuck about : I picked this up following a discovery on Amazon but the source of the model is here: http://www.mladykonstrukter.cz/stavba-modelu-letadel-praxe/hph-304-s/cs_CZ-70239.html they remind me of WestWings.

I may have to see if I can get the next model up and give it a bit more of a build or three
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Surely they mean Streethawk; granted StreetHawk didnt talk but then KIT was a Car now a Kawasaki
The Japanese motor industry giant has taken a page out of '80s action TV shows, with its in-development companion AI.
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Some bank holidays you just have to tidy up a corner of your shed
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A suitable Mug for me. 
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I ran a proper Half Marathon , instead of all those Strava challenge ones. These are the photos of that experience. 
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Tonights distraction in plastic was the Disney Pixar/ LEGO ideas build (21303 ) Wall-E . Approximately 4hrs continuos build time made a little frustrating by a lack of numbered bags. Very rewarding though to get this little yellow fella onto the table at the end. 
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Today I crossed the 1000 miles of running for the year target. It also happened to tbe the 2nd Anniversary of Horsham parkrun; this is me sprinting the last 100 metres to the finish line.
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Something for a master builder 
Babylon 5 fans will recognise Ryan Olsen's latest build, the EAS Agamemnon. She was one of the first Omega class starships to be built by Earthforce following the Earth-Minbari War.
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So today I passed 965 miles in my 1000 mile goal for 2017 . I appear to be averaging around 26 miles a week of running. What is amazing me is that I now find myself hitting that meditative sweet spot in running where miles just disappear. 
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Congrats, nice to see you get so close to your goal with so much of the year still to go.

I should try the same challenge but I need to find the right running style and shoes first. 
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The question I want asked is;
Is the decline a trend towards the norm or a trend towards abandonment;.

These trends and hype appear to lead to adoption which more often than not is greater than the average daily use over a longer period. A decline now might just be a tendency towards the normal daily usage and that number is one which will be interesting to see; if this is the case.

Personally I dont play Pokemon GO; im not interested in the game but my kids both play and have an interest and I can get them out for a long walk with the excuse they can play their game.
Data collected by market researchers shows engagement, daily users and time spent on the app per day in decline, Bloomberg reports.
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In my sample set of over 20 players only 3 are under 16
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The digital roadie with a backstage pass to your website.
Introduction
Im the guy you wish you met last year, the columbo of technology with a final question that always reveals the heart of every technological issue.
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was listed as 'Technical Consultant' for 'Life In A Day' Film, Was the First Contestant on TV POW with Mark Curry on Get Set For Summer, Subscribed to Demon before they sold out , Met my Wife in a wedding dress ( her in a dress not me obviously )
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Horsham, Sussex
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Horsham, Sussex - Yeovil, Somerset - Honington, Suffolk - Lossiemouth, Moray
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High Availability Wordpress Hosting, Amazon Web Services , System Administration and Performance Optimisation.
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Where the geek come to empty their wallets
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This is the heart of geek
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
An average flavour for a wide audience
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
To be honest this is the hotel that makes a Disney stay feel like a Disney holiday. It helps that the staff are very French in their approach to service in a hotel.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Perfect spot for that travelling business man
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Its been slowly deteriorating over a decade
Appeal: GoodFacilities: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
They are located in the carfax and andy an runs excellent series of events for boardgamers , pokemon players and role playing gamers . i am still trying to work out how to convince google that is not closed relocated but it is in the correct address as noted
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago