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Antique Maps on Google Earth

This is rather spiffy. Google has “officially” added some antique map layers to Google Earth so you can compare todays sat photos with maps of places from a hundred or so years ago. To use this, expand the Featured Content

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Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted in Germany

It would seem that God is German

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When smilies go wrong

I don’t object to the textual smilies people use. However, I utterly butterly loathe the yellow graphics 🙁 …especially those spawn of satans animated versions. My email client tends to convert text smilies into the graphic versions – yeuk. Except,

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Is there a national shortage of paper tissues

Sitting here typing while being entertained by the symphony of sniffing from several work colleagues. Why can’t people blow their noses properly anymore? It’s the same on the tube on the way to work. If bird flu takes off as

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CCTV’s cause UK’s Obesity epidemic

Consider two seemingly unrelated issues: A combination of CCTVs, biometrics, databases and tracking technologies has resulted in Britain becoming the most spied on nation in the world, according to a government privacy watchdog. http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=333302&ssid=204&sid=LIF and…. British health officials claim obesity

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WWII archive photos go online

More than five million aerial photographs of World War II are to be made publicly available on the internet. The pictures will go online on Monday. Taken by the RAF, they were used by Allied commanders to help devise their

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A “silent” passenger plane

A radically redesigned passenger jet could alleviate a major complaint of people who live near major airports–the deafening sound of planes taking off and landing. A team of 40 researchers from Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spent

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Spiffy photo

From Nasa’s photo of the day website.

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New anti-spam thingy

The funny text anti-spam thingy was a tad unreliable and difficult to read. I managed to find a much better one based on ye olde mathematics – yay. Should make commenting on here a lot easier in future. Thanks

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Samsung’s new mobile phone concept?

Samsung has partnered with Korea University to develop a machine-gun equipped sentry robot, which consists of “two cameras: one for day-time and one for infrared night vision, zooming capabilities, a speaker for notifying the intruder, sophisticated pattern recognition to detect

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