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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...
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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 (...
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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
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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
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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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this is the stuff worthy of the Internet ; a little discovery and delving into the dream machines of disney
The incredible true story of the Epcot Horizons superfans who ruled the ride
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I reckon EPCOT could serve as a possible model for a Mars colony.
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Its not the stats that interest me it is that for every EV article published there appears to be a concerted effort by non EV owners to disparage and denounce all the numbers and information. Its sort of weird; all the evidence in EV ownership is pointing to a better environment for us all and cheaper running costs for owners and yet the ire of the ICE owners seems to argue and argue and argue against EV cars.
An anonymous reader writes from a report via Phys.Org: Researchers at MIT have just completed the most comprehensive study yet to address whether or not existing electric vehicles could bring about a meaningful reduction in the greenhouse-gas emissions that are causing global climate change. Yes, th...
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The more I read the article the more I am amazed at how clearly technically illiterate the Telegraph appears to be : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/05/bbc-to-deploy-detection-vans-to-snoop-on-internet-users/
The BBC is to spy on internet users in their homes by deploying a new generation of Wi-Fi detection vans to identify those illicitly watching its programmes online.
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Obviously the only research involved was: Are our readers gullible to believe this? Yes, yes they are. 
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Speaking as a Bullet Journal user of more than four years now I would say that 'what works for you' is a key point here. The BulletJournal version i work with is based on the style from a few years back and there is less icon and bullet point clutter than we see today. For m its generally Tasks/Activites/Projects and thats about it. That it works for me after all these years has amazed me.
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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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I had not heard that Tick was getting a reboot and then I saw this; when P.S. Started talking I realised; this was going to hit the spot for me. I hope it gets past Pilot because I think this might be the 'Middlemen' I was waiting on.
Editor's Note: Minor plot spoilers for The Tick below! Let's just get this out of the way: making fun of something doesn't mean you dislike it. In fact, imitation—some have said—is the sincerest form of flattery. And in that sense, Amazon Studios' new live-action version of The Tick is the greatest homage to the genre. There is a bounty of absurdity in a world where superheroes exist and try to take on those painted as "the bad guys." Though exis...
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Meh, I tried watching it last night. I turned it off half way through. Nothing special.
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The chaps behind marketing and product placement in Mr Robot have to be given some serious credit for merging the meta with the META
Given all the shady stuff they’ve gotten up to during the first two seasons of USA’s hacker hit Mr. Robot, you’d be forgiven for not wanting any software from the show’s monolithic E Corp on your phone. But it’s possible you might still hit download anyway on the fake company’s new messaging app, gi
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Something I have known and I have been saying for several years; however in the UK there is a strong opposition to the idea that degrees are not the only way to succeed in life.
Employers are increasingly hiring graduates from nontraditional schools like Flatiron
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Indeed.

IMO it's because higher education has become an industry, more focussed on making money than in educating people, and the Government are complicit in building and supporting that industry via education policy.

Higher Education (with the exception of the rich Etonians) used to be for exceptional people. There have always been challenges making it available and accessible for everyone, But "making it accessible for everyone" has morphed into "everyone should do it".

The result is we have devalued degrees: it used to be you earned a degree; these days you can pretty much buy one.

The result is there aren't many opportunities for those without a degree as even relatively basic jobs are now asking for a degree qualification (or at least you are likely to be competing for it with others who have degrees). And that further pushes people towards doing pointless degrees.

It's also led to a society more embroiled in debt.

IMO was need to move towards having more entry-level positions for school leavers with on-the-job training, and part time upskilling. This used to work very successfully in the past before we let commercial education companies hold our children to ransom.
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as a fan of star wars this display at Legoland Windsor really bugged me ... 
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Agreed. Someone got their lasers mixed up with their torpedoes.
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If he liked it so much he should have put a Wing on It ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALYECvs06XI 
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The digital roadie with a backstage pass to your website.
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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
Perfect spot for that travelling business man
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An average flavour for a wide audience
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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
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Its been slowly deteriorating over a decade
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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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