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Mike Barnes
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Writer, proponent of nature, sustainable living, responsible society and unifying power of modern communications systems
Writer, proponent of nature, sustainable living, responsible society and unifying power of modern communications systems

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We should be outraged by Europe slaughtering sea life in the name of 'science'

http://gu.com/p/45t26

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I'm very happy to be home educating!

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30533044

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How could anyone believe that a tweet like this from OXFAM was political? Conor Burns has obviously spent too long in the system and is losing sight of the point of it all.

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30546517

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Am I missing something here, or has "Russia" (I didn't know it was a hive mind) overlooked something fundamental about what Wikipedia is and how it works?

Russia plans 'alternative Wikipedia' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30058048

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Crikey, such people really exist?! What a shocking works we live in.

Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding

http://gu.com/p/42ty3

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A great piece of social research. I wonder how Britain stacks up?

The reason fewer US women cycle than the Dutch is not what you think it is

http://gu.com/p/425fq

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If social media is at all like TV in its life cycle then moving to a pay model from an ad-supported model is entirely natural. What's more, we're at a point now where I really think there's an appetite for it, especially if basic service - which covers the inviting of friends so there's no setup fee - is free.

I'd call this perfect timing.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29409541

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Earth lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years, says WWF

http://gu.com/p/42vvx

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This is great - a government-backed identity scheme for online services, which doesn't conflate online identity issues with the thorny (and expensive) area of identity cards. I too am impressed! Much as I like and (strangely?) trust Google, I don't want them to be my identity provider - especially as I never actually had to prove my identity to them in the first place. I wasn't even less to have the service performed by Facebook or Twitter. Yet that's what's happening already.

Whilst I'm not terribly keen on Experian, Verizon, or the Post Office doing it either (it should be a public organisation), it's still a step forward and the framework behind this should make such a public organisation pretty easy to integrate.

A question of identity http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29323352

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