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So for better or worse, http://meetyournextmp.com/ is now online - this project I'm doing is an open calendar of election hustings. Have a look and also follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/meetyournextmp Will be a bit nervous for next 3 months!
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I'll be working on an election project with my calendar software .... sign up at http://meetyournextmp.com/ or follow https://twitter.com/meetyournextmp ... more soon! #nervous  
Meet Your Next MP. Coming Soon - Open listings of hustings for the general election. Add ones you know about, see what's near you and re-use all the listings as Open Data! Follow us on Twitter or join the email list! Name. Email. Postcode.
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Great blog post "I Hope Twitter Goes Away" https://alexgaynor.net/2014/oct/30/i-hope-twitter-goes-away/ to which I've quickly bashed out this comment: http://jarofgreen.co.uk/2014/10/i-hope-people-use-twitter-less/
About seven months ago, I abruptly quit Twitter. Though I'd been thinking about it for a while, ultimately leaving was a snap decision for me. Lately I've been reflecting on why I hate Twitter so much. The obviously uniquely identifying feature of Twitter is the 140 character limit, ...
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It's our 2nd Birthday! http://blog.opentechcalendar.co.uk/2014/07/24/its-our-2nd-birthday/ Join us in Edinburgh for a drink tonight!
Thanks very much to everyone who has supported us over the years. It's fantastic that a small weekend project has grown to this, and we look forward to the future. We're also now providing our grou...
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I have the domain fakefilm.co.uk

See how I did fakefringe, where players where shown 3 real fringe shows and 1 fake one and asked to pick out the fake one? And could write their own fake one and see how many people they could fool? There was charts of "best fake" and "least convincing real show". Was great :-)

My plan was to do the same with film, and leave it open all year round. But I could not find a decent data set of films with short descriptions I could freely reuse without issue.

If you want to take this challenge on, that would be great. I would love to play this game.

I will sell the domain for cost price and some pints to cover my time. Contact me.
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So, looking for part time work in Edinburgh or remote. Web/PHP & Native Android. Any leads? Thanks.
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So 3 years ago I wrote up this idea for a GPS Maze game I wanted to make. I played with the idea at a
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Anyone want to comment on some UX/Design stuff? Full details of what I'm trying to do and links to test server are at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/openacalendar/NmJrYflCXvA and attached are some screenshots.
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Hey Edinburgh people: http://www.spokes.org.uk/wordpress/2014/09/20mph-have-your-say-now/ Respond to this. I strongly support 20MPH for safer roads. I can also think of one 40MPH road near me that is made dangerous by bad parking and really needs to be 30MPH!
September 2014. M, T, W, T, F, S, S. « Aug · Oct ». 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. 29, 30. « Public meeting: Cycling Development in the Lothians · Edinburgh Bus Lane Retreat ». 20mph: Have Your Say Now!
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http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/04/still-not-loving-isds-10-reasons-oppose-investors-super-rights-eu-trade is a long read but important. The EU is trying to go for a trade treaty that will allow unaccountable companies to sue democratically run countries! This is basically a power grab for corporations, and stops countries making laws to protect the environment and people as they see fit. This has already happened elsewhere!

There's also a live Twitter chat about to happen: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1122 - if you can and read this in time, please comment with the right hash tag!
At the end of March, the European Commission launched a public consultation over its plan to enshrine far-reaching rights for foreign investors in the EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated. In the face of fierce opposition to these investor super-rights, the Commission is trying to convince the public that these do not endanger democracy and public policy. See through the sweet-talk with Corporate Europe Observatory’s guide to investor-stat...
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EU rules UK doing something wrong; UK carries on doing it for 3 months; UK suddenly declares emergency & rushes law so can carry on doing it & worse. At the very least, you have to admire determination. Then msg your MP and tell them laws on Surveillance need careful consideration, not rushed through. https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/no-emergency-stop-the-data-retention-stitch-up
The Government announced legislation this morning forcing Internet Service Providers and phone networks to carry out blanket retention of your phone calls, your texts, and your Internet browsing history. The plans have the support of the frontbenches of the three largest parties.
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