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Death and Hunger classified as “fun stuff”

I have a heck of a lot of RSS feeds tracked everyday – and I use the free Google Reader tool for that. They have however, got into quite an untidy mess not dissimilar to the state of my kitchen

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More woes for Ken Livingstone

Following on from the fairly negative report in Channel 4’s Dispatches program on Monday, and the resignation under dubious circumstances of one of his colleagues yesterday – comes a report that he is promoting a parliamentary bill which would make

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Wednesday Whinges

If you work on a supermarket checkout, please try to slide the customer seperator bar to the back of the queue so that I don’t have to lean over other people’s shopping to pick it up. If you design websites

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Why are people panicking about the Oscars?

There is a lot of coverage on the news that the Oscars could be reduced to a *mere* press conference and wont have the gushing speeches and tedious lengthy presentation. Well, to me that sounds like a great idea! When

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My Kiva micro-loan: A Repayment

Last month, I wrote about an idea which really excited me – called Kiva. The project brings together people in developing countries who are in need of small loans and members of the public who pool their cash to create

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Of Carrots, World War 2 and School Dinners

I have recently rediscovered carrots. To me, they have always been a rather bland vegetable that arrives in thin slices on the plate next to the vastly more interesting vegetables and meat dish. A few weeks ago though, feeling lazy

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London Eye – Traffic Lights

Got back from lunch and noticed from the living room window that the London Eye is is randomly lighting up the passenger pods. As planes fly almost in a direct line over the London Eye when coming in to land

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The Royal Courts of Justice

As part of this weekend’s Temple Open Weekend – it turned out that the Royal Courts of Justice – just on the other side of the road – were also opened up, as it was here that they were holding

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The Anzob Tunnel

While writing an article about a mobile phone operator in the central Asian republic (and yes, it actually is a republic) of Tajikistan, I did a bit of background reading – and found out about the Anzob Tunnel. The Anzob

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An Egyptian God pays a visit to my flat

A slightly freaky sight this morning. Following an accident last night with the cooking and a bad case of negligence on my part, quite a bit of muck was on the hob – so I applied a liberal coating of

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Wednesday Whinges

If I am a subscriber to your magazine (and registered with you via my email address), please don’t send me an email suggesting that I would find a subscription a good idea and explaining what I am missing out by

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Early Electricity Supplies in London

I was doing a visit to Ely Place in the City of London and will write about that later as it is an interesting tale, but this posting is about a “manhole cover” I saw in the pavement on that

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London’s Riverside Amenities – An Exhibition

The ever excellent Building Centre in central London (just off Tottenham Court Road) is hosting an exhibition about plans for waterfront living and transport in the city. Not just the obvious river Thames and Lee Valley, but also several other

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Lunchtime Lectures – The Return of Syphilis

This flagged up on my science press release RSS feed and caught my eye. The University College London holds lunchtime talks and a couple have interested me – the following list is from their press release, although there is a

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The Scientologists are Recruiting

It used to be problematic walking past the Scientologists center on Tottenham Court Road without some smartly dressed person trying to lure you inside for a “brain washing” exercise – but yesterday I saw they had set up a load

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