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Aled Morris
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I'm quite impressed by the NowTV Box.  I was concerned it being a Sky product, as I don't want their paid-for services, but for £10 this box is a great way of watching BBC iPlayer if you don't have any other options.  Turns out it supports Roku plug-in channels so you can get +LeoLaporte's TWIT TV on demand too!  Now they need to add the other catch-up-TV options and I'll be very happy indeed.  
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I strongly agree with this article.  Needless restrictions on digital media sends people to piracy - want to watch your newly purchased DVD on your iPhone? you can't because of DRM.  Easier not to buy the DVD in the first place but simply pirate the movie DRM free.  Once people start pirating, it becomes a habit - the new normal.  Then it becomes a "right", the assumption that all digital content should be free, and they forget why they were pirating content in the first place.

This is all the result of those misguided attempts by old-media companies to control the digital distribution channel, which they have not only failed at but have ruined for everyones - themselves included.

Now the horse has bolted, can we ever persuade people to value digital media?
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BT again pretending their wholesale model, designed to maintain their monopoly, represents "competition" in the marketplace.
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South London suburbs from the window of the Southern Rail service to Victoria (iPhone 4S)
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Added photos to YOUR IMAGES OF THE GREAT BRITISH PUB ~ PLEASE SHARE.
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I've been warning that mixing public content with critical data on the same open access networks is a recipe for disaster.  The next problem could well be in the venue networks.  There is more capacity in the fiber there than the GPRS around the road race, but the architecture BT have built around the fiber puts a lot of connections into an Internet access design which is more suited to a corporate LAN than a massive public service network.
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Needed a case for my RPi and this one looks really neat.  Delivery in three weeks (hopefully)
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The commercialization of the London 2012 Olympics is a sorry state of affairs so it is nice when ordinary people make a stand - or in this case, a run!  The "Real Relay" follows the route of the "official" Olympic Torch event but completing the entire 8,000 miles on foot in a 55 day continuous effort, running 24 hours a day.

Runners volunteer for stages (making a donation to charity to participate) of around 10 miles each.  This photo was taken around quarter to midnight as the runner for stage 637 (Simon Coppen-Gardner) set off from Gomshall in Surrey heading for Godalming.

The event website is at http://endurancelife.com/RealRelay/
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I'm not which I need to practice more at, the photography or the cooking.  Both are at that "keen amateur" stage where some considerable work is needed before any improvement will be evident.
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Funny how landmark buildings like 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin) or Tower 42 (Nat West Tower) did look pretty impressive on their own but they blend into the London skyline now.

Went on Thursday to look a the Shard and took this picture as I was walking by City Hall.

Rainclouds gathering, must be July in London :-(
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