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This was fun to write. It includes rocket science, drugs, orgies, the FBI and an untimely death.
 
OCCULTIST FATHER OF ROCKETRY 'WRITTEN OUT' OF NASA'S HISTORY

Jack Parsons played a critical role in the formation of rocket science and was instrumental in building the rockets that were eventually used in the Space Race. However, he also believed in magic, was involved in the early stages of Scientology and had an extremely colourful sex life. For that reason, Pendle speculates, Parsons' was a figure who didn't fit into the mould of the Industrial Complex. "Wernher von Braun -- a former Nazi -- was much a much easier fit than Parsons," says Pendle. "A lot of people would be shocked to find out that the space programme was founded by a man who held orgies in his Pasadena mansion."

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Dear Lord. Please save us from David Cameron. 
David Cameron has claimed divine inspiration was at work when it came to drafting a key concept for Conservative Party policy.
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I didn't think The Independent did humor. Surely this can't be accurate. Simply not possible, right?
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For a brief period last week, I was "trending" on Twitter. #proud  
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You are so hot right now!!!! What were you trending for???

Was thinking about you too this week thinking must hang out when I'm back so your email timing was impeccable. Next Wed shops would be awesome. Count me in!!
(We're back tomorrow avo)
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Please vote for my +Coca-Cola Zero Xmas sweater. I need it in my life.
This winter, Coke Zero is giving mankind the first tool for creating a completely customized holiday Sweater. It’s time to get your knit on.
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Unicorn? Check! Cats? Check! Yep that'll do it!
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Follow this man on Instagram immediately
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The internet, obv. 
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Pug Club Summer Party: AKA the best day of my life
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cute, reminds me of men in black :-)
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Having relationships with robots is a sin, says evangelical Christian who just bought one for $16,000
A group of evangelical Christians has spent $16,000 (£9,500) on a Nao robot to explore the impact of humanoid robotics and artificial intelligence on humanity
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a little word to the evangelical Christians
this piece of technology is a TOOL (like your car)
if it can help humanity, then i'm all for it
more and more old people want to stay and live at home, and not want to be placed in a home
robots are the means of doing just that
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This week's podcast is a corker: http://www.wired.co.uk/podcast/episode-169
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Are you a lady? Are you under 5'4"? Then Bombe Petite may be the shop for you. Twas set up by my friend. Annoyingly I am more shire horse than shetland. 
Welcome to the one stop petite shopping destination. We have handpicked the best petite retailers from the US and the UK. With international shipping on all retailers your ideal outfit is just a click away.
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I wrote a thing about awkward moments on Facebook
 
The ten most awkward rites of passage that Facebook users must experience

Including experiencing stalker app panic, posting someone's name as a status update instead of searching for it and finding the "other messages' folder.

Read more: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-02/04/10-awkward-facebook-rites-of-passage
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Bracing myself to take on Vodafone in the biennial squabble over my upgrade. Why does it have to be so unpleasant? It's the only time I really even talk to my mobile operator and it's always a complete painus. 
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Agreed, and it's always pot luck if you get a nice operator who knows all you want is the latest phone for free without any extra contract bells and whistles.
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I just invented a new emoticon. I called it "teddy bear ball face". You can name one too at newmoticons.com
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    Technology Editor, 2014 - present
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    Deputy Editor, 2014
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Technology Editor at Mirror.co.uk and former Deputy Editor at Wired.co.uk. Journalist interested in tech, science, media, digital culture and oddities. You can read my stuff here and here.

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  • Oxford University
    Philosophy and Spanish
  • Goldsmiths College
    Journalism MA
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