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The debate between Nigel Farage ( #ukip ) and Nick Clegg (Lib Dems) has just finished on the #bbcnews . As a rule I agree with not using bad or intemperate language on social media but Clegg's overbearing , persistent interruptions, wilful lying and hectoring tone made my blood boil. Odious doesn't even begin to describe him: outright lies, smears and strawman arguments. What an an absolute f****ing C**t (even by the standards of politicians).

As I live in the internal, state-sponsored  leper colony of the UK (where I am barred from voting in general elections) I am, alas, unable to vote that patrician bastard out of office. I can only hope that my fellows Brits in the rest of the UK do the business for me. Leaving the EU debate aside - and I want out of the EU, lock, stock and barrel - what tonight, and last weeks' debate showed, is that if you think the British public despises politicians, it is as utterly nothing compared to the absolute patrician contempt and hatred politicians like Clegg have for you.

He loves the #EU, amongst other reasons, because it is the perfect vehicle for an unelected, unaccountable fraudulent bureauracy of Marxist, Maoist has beens to govern people like helots. With laws and micro-control that he could never achieve on his own as leader of the Lib Dems.
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If the ex Archbishop of Canterbury can tear himself away from trying to conjure up his invisible friend and actually put in a personal appearance, he should perhaps read this, in order to put his comments into some kind of historical and scientific perspective.
By Paul Homewood     The former Archbishop of Canterbury, in his new capacity as chairman of Christian Aid, has weighed in a subject, that he appears to know precisely zip all about. The ...
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So true.
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Capitalism's foundation is "money begets money" (and her daddy has a lot).
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It seems like an eternity since I have posted anything here so it's nice to start again with a handy tip for anyone out there learning #javascript

Tony Mobily, editor of Free Software Magazine, ace coder ( #drupal and Javascript), my editor,  my online Yoga teacher and good egg, has managed to talk me into learning Javascript. So far so good except for node for JS in the console/terminal.

Couldn't get it to work because there was a naming conflict with the node package in the #ubuntu   repositories (which has nothing to do with Javascript). Node was already taken so they used "nodejs" instead. So, "nodejs helloworld.js" works and "node helloworld.js" does not. I didn't figure that one out but Tony did. I hope this helps anyone out there who has encountered this problem.
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Yes, that's the key. The best way to copper fasten peer review.
 
"If what we really want to see is optimal advancement of science, then open access to research means open access to as much as possible associated with the paper and not just the paper itself." 

http://blogs.plos.org/biologue/2014/02/03/opening-up-data-access-not-just-articles/

#openaccess   #openscience    #openresearch  
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I never used #ubuntuone   but the good news is that #canonical is releasing the source code to the open source community. Well, that didn't happen with Google reader. It's gone, and I used and liked it but it went the way of all proprietary code. Gone.
 
#Ubuntu, #Linux Ubuntu One File Services Shutting Down, Code To Be Released As Open Source http://ow.ly/2Fhzmz
Ubuntu One file services is shutting down. The news was just posted on the Canonical blog, which e...
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You couldn't make it up - and you didn't have to either. What's more, it was published the The Guardian about four years ago. What? An interview with James Lovelock (of Gaia fame) which should serve as a reminder that environmentalism has become a religion practised at the altar of the IPCC.
Global warming has always energised Hay audiences – but this year the mood is much more sober
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I'm old enough to remember the original with the late, great Carl Sagan. My late father and I watched it together. We loved it. Sagan is missed. The modern world needs him. Cosmos and the The Americal Civil War (by the Burns brothers) were, and remain, two of the finest examples of public broadcasting from the USA (and I say that as a Brit.)
 
Have you watched COSMOS? My latest posting looks at this epochal show from several angles, including what it might take to persuade us to be an ambitious and confident people, once again.  Watch the show!  Drag your neighbors and loved ones to watch!  But also read my -- offerings of wisdom -- about it!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/03/cosmos-brings-back-wonder.html
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Nothing can ever replace books.
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It took it forever to finally succumb to the allure of a tablet but I finally relented in December and picked up a first generation Google nexus 7 relatively cheap. There will not be any "buyer's remorse". I'm loving it but my conscience is troubled by the fact that while Android is based on Linux (the kernel), the apps are mostly not, even when they are free. I plan, when Ubuntu Touch is fully enabled on tablets to install it and be fully FOSS compliant.

In the meantime, I've started using #F-Droid to at least use apps that are totally FOSS and GPL compliant. Of course, it can't compete with  Google Play for sheer quantity but it still has a decent selection of apps and there's an app for F-Droid itself as well as browsing and installing from the website.  Give it a try. I think you'll like it.
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The Large Hadron Collider (#LHC) is the poster child of high energy physics but some of the best applied science work is being done by a less well known particle accelerator in the UK: the Diamond accelerator.  Hugely cheaper and producing great stuff.
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Passionate user and advocate of GNU/Linux for the past ten years. Fledgling Python programmer, Ubuntu user and regular contributor to Free Software Magazine.

When not computing, can be found learning to read music, playing my beautiful baby grand piano or (re)learning the electo-acoustic guitar.

Also a keen follower and advocate of science, especially anything to do with physics, astronomy and neurobiology.
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Went to the same school as Van Morrison, once jammed with rock guitarist Gary Moore (honest) and my mother's uncle's son's wife's father (phew!) invented the Belisha beacon
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