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Scotland Yard is spending £1.7 million to set up its Twitter squad, which will have five detectives running it.  Read more:…
Scotland Yard is spending £1.7 million to set up its Twitter squad, which will have five detectives running it. Read more: Sadly, today’s post follows on from a previous one, where the world…
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I’ve championed diversity for many years.  I’m a strong supporter of immigration into the country and I still hold this view as one of my core beliefs when talking about the UK.  I dare anyone to mention the “racist” word to me when I say I wish the UK to…
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Every day we see a new warning of what will happen if the “vote leave” campaign wins.  Its now getting to the point where there are not any more scare stories to push onto people to convince them to say in the EU…..until now….. Should the UK leave the EU,…
Every day we see a new warning of what will happen if the “vote leave” campaign wins. Its now getting to the point where there are not any more scare stories to push onto people to con…
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I said at the time 3d televisions were unlikely to take off and certainly with the glasses requirement you don’t often see your neighbours sitting around a screen warmly offering you a pair of glasses as you sit down with a can of wicked strength lager to…
I said at the time 3d televisions were unlikely to take off and certainly with the glasses requirement you don’t often see your neighbours sitting around a screen warmly offering you a pair o…
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:)  So would an iChicken with the right soundbites... 
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I’m not sure who came up with the idea for “Clean for the Queen” or who, after looking at a list of idea’s to promote the Queen’s birthday said “Yep…that ones the keeper” but never has been something good for the environment been met with such dislike –…
I’m not sure who came up with the idea for “Clean for the Queen” or who, after looking at a list of idea’s to promote the Queen’s birthday said “Yep…that o…
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I apologize to people who don’t follow football and come here expecting to read about tech and other such issues, but as well as tech and science fiction literature, I have another passion – football. It is no secret that non-league is gaining in…
I apologize to people who don't follow football and come here expecting to read about tech and other such issues, but as well as tech and science fiction literature, I have another passion - footba...
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I’m a little fed up. It’s in regard to users who complain about the very freedoms that make social media great – free speech – be it celebrities or anyone else that posts their views and comments publicly into the diverse and vast pool of the Internet,…
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Being a Linux user for many years,  I decided to purchase a Chromebook in 2014.  I’ve written numerous articles since then, because whilst I remained a desktop Linux user, I tried to use the Chromebook exclusively when it came to my day to day needs. I…
Being a Linux user for many years, I decided to purchase a Chromebook in 2014. I’ve written numerous articles since then, because whilst I remained a desktop Linux user, I tried to use the …
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Thank you for taking the time to read it. I'm all for alternatives to the traditional laptop and also a supporter of Linux, but in support of that alternative, I'm no longer willing to stand by and let people praise these Chromebooks as some sort of tech second coming, especially when the most vocal people I've seen writing about them, don't even own one.
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When the name of a research vessel gets put out to the Internet to vote on, you would think they would have done their research first. Recent history doesn’t show many happy endings for things that are put “out there” for the Internet community to have a…
When the name of a research vessel gets put out to the Internet to vote on, you would think they would have done their research first. Recent history doesn’t show many happy endings for thing…
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Since diversifying Openbytes and covering a plethora of different topics, what better an article than one regarding Wrestlemania 32? Grappling fans will be aware that the main event for the WWE’s flagship PPV will be HHH v Roman Reigns for the WWE title.…
Since diversifying Openbytes and covering a plethora of different topics, what better an article than one regarding Wrestlemania 32? Grappling fans will be aware that the main event for the WWER…
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A classic rendition of a ....er classic song.   Personally I think this cover version is far better.
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Having now watched the Force Awakens, my measured view is – rubbish.  But why? The film is peppered with winks to the original Star Wars franchise combine that with “happy coincidences” in the plot that allow the story to progress – “lets steal a ship, oh…
Having now watched the Force Awakens, my measured view is - rubbish. But why? The film is peppered with winks to the original Star Wars franchise combine that with "happy coincidences" in the plot...
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I think for those who enjoyed the rich Star Wars universe in book form, the film is nothing exciting.   I think they overdid the "winks" to Star Wars and by the time the chess board was accidently activated, you could already see it coming.

That though doesn't excuse the new look Sith who seem to have gone to Nocturn Alley or Hogwarts for their wardrobe, and the oh so coincidental set of happenings that allow the film to run.

What should have happened is the new films to be made from the Darth Bane trilogy of books, that would have made a gripping film. 
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Tech writer for OpenBytes and co-host of the TechBytes show
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I am a science fiction author and technology writer on a diverse range of software solutions, with a emphasis on FOSS - www.openbytes.co.uk I also co-host The TechBytes Show www.bytesmedia.co.uk and participate in many online forums.

My online life is mostly in the cloud.  ChromeOS (HP 14') user.

Death metal music is amongst my other interests and you can often find a selection on the TechBytes audiocast, much to the disdain of my co-host.

I play and paint Warhammer 40,000 and a strong advocate of reading instead of watching the insidious television.

My Twitter account (of which I'm most active on): www.twitter.com/_goblin

I travel great distances to multiple locations!

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Tappy Dig - A Great Adventure – Android Apps on Google Play
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Tappy is about to go on an underground expedition and needs your help to guide him through the depths of Earth. Many mysteries await Tappy i

Wrecked German World War Two U-boat found off Seaham coast
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SCIENTISTS have discovered the wreck of a German U-boat off the coast of Seaham.

The Art of Unblocking Websites Without Committing Crimes | TorrentFreak
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Last month UK police took down several torrent site proxies and arrested their owner. Now a UK developer has created a new & free service th

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JSTorrent
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A Torrent Client for Google Chrome, runs everywhere in pure JavaScript

Angry Birds Star Wars II Free
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С этим Сила увеличивается Приготовьтесь к Angry Birds Star Wars II — эпическому продолжению сенсационной игры №1! Основываясь на предыстории

BOEING FLIGHT SIMULATOR Xtreme
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The real experience of flying a airplane on Flight Simulator Xtreme!Prepare for more than 120 hours of game play! With 5 different aircrafts

UK Using Anti-Terror Laws To Harass And Intimidate Human Rights And Demo...
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You may recall that, last month, Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda was detained at Heathrow for nearly 9 hours for helping Greenwald d

Microsoft's own numbers show Windows 8 sales falling rapidly
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Microsoft says it's sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses, but official monthly report shows precipitous decline in sales

Microsoft's Biggest Problem In One Chart
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Android isn't just dominating smart phones...

Children's bedtime stories on the wane, according to survey
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Stress and lack of time cited as poll finds only 13% of parents read to their kids at night every day of the week

California Meteorite Carried Rare Life Ingredient : DNews
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Scientists have discovered unexpected ingredients for life -- organic molecules never seen before in meteorites -- inside a chunk of space r

Minecraft - Pocket Edition
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Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures!Pocket Edition includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer ove

Ingress
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*****Ingress is a closed-beta right now. Request an invite at http://www.ingress.com*****Ingress transforms the real world into the landscap

Dawn of the Dragons
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The top RPG from Kongregate, Facebook, and Armor Games is now available on Android!An evil army has invaded the Kingdom of West Kruna, and t

Amazon licenses fan fiction ebooks
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Original authors and their amateur adapters can now jointly 'monetise' the popular spinoffs