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UK news websites get more traffic from “foreigners”

A new comscore report has found that some of the UK’s largest news providers get more overseas visits than they do from within the UK. Considering that the UK population is a tiny fraction of the global market – that

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Ding dong! Avon calling…

Just writing a little article about the cosmetics firm, Avon and doing a bit of research. According to Wikipedia: Avon is a “sin of lust or uncontrollable emotion” under Jewish Halakha law. …no wonder all those 1950’s housewives liked it

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Find Madeline website is spamming Google

I doubt there is a person on the planet by now who hasn’t heard that “Little Madeline” is missing. Nonetherless, there is now a website set up to add to the media overload. I thought I would have a look

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Will posterity read your emails?

I read this morning on the BBC News website that some 5,000 letters and notes written by Charles Darwin are to be published online. As I also have a hobby researching history, I spend a lot of time reading other

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Iran tenders for two nuclear power plants

As you are presumably aware, there is a lot of political fuss over Iran’s nuclear ambitions – with Iran claiming it is purely a peaceful effort, and many other countries claiming that it has a military aspect. From what I

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Trapped by the London Marathon

Today’s the day I am “jailed” inside my flat as the London Marathon snakes through Docklands. It’s only one day a year, but I do usually need to get out of the flat at least once a day, even if

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Security Certificate failure at LloydsTSB online banking

Just tried logging onto the Lloydstsb online banking website to be presented with a security warning that a certificate cannot be trusted – and it came from a 3rd party website. I think I will stear clear of their website

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The Independent Newspaper

The Independent newspaper had a very clever front page this morning following the release of the British Navy people in Iran yesterday. The “UK” version And if you turn it upside down… The “Iran” version Clever 😉

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Matt Cutts – hacked?

One of the more high profile blogs around – written by Google staffer, Matt Cutts seems to have been hacked overnight. It could be an “April Fool” – but unfortunatly, it looks legit. Hopefully he will get it back online

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Tower Bridge “Salutes” Slavery Ship

Today, London’s iconic Tower Bridge “saluted” the arrival of the replica slavery ship, The Zong which passed through for a visit to London for the next ten days. Typically, when a ship passes through Tower Bridge, the roadways are lifted

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Amazon Launches “Contextual” Ad Platform

Just had an email from Amazon Associates – and they are launching a contextual ad program which could be rather interesting. The Amazon banner selection is usually quite good – but it always seems to lack a certain “something” –

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Tall Sailing Ship in London!

This coming Thursday, a replica of 18th century Square Rigger, The Zong – an infamous slave ship will moor near Tower Bridge and remain there for 10 days. According to the MoD website, it will go through Tower Bridge at

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Someone doesn’t like the Sugababes

Wikipedia can be prone to malicious editing. Fortunatly, the edits are usually discovered very quickly and fixed – so for your viewing pleasure, here is a screenshot. The Wikipedia entry can be seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugababes

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Clever Spam – or is it?

Had a really odd email this morning from a Chinese firm claiming that they have been approached by another person to register the chinese variants of my own domain names – and asking me to verify that I do not

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Waterloo & Whitehall Pneumatic railway

I was at an auction house earlier today inspecting a lot which is going up for sale tomorrow. The lot is one of the unused share certificates for the Waterloo & Whitehall railway. Not possible to see if it was

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