Monthly Archives: May 2012

Watch out, watch out there is a scammer about

I took yesterday afternoon as leave from work as a friend was coming over, at 4 to help me set-up my desktop computer. There I was relaxing in a comfortable chair waiting for my friend to arive when my landline … Continue reading

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UN Proposal to regulate the internet

Next week US law makers will examine plans to give the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union powers to regulate the internet. The proposal is backed by Russia, China, Brazil and India and will be voted on in December 2012. Both … Continue reading

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Does the Social Contract Exist?

The purpose of this post is to explore whether the concept of the Social Contract possesses validity (I was stirred into action after watching the following Youtube video by the Anarcho-Capitalist Michael Shanklin which dismisses the concept out of hand … Continue reading

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Song in Red and Grey by Suzanne Vega

I like this song, “Song in Red and Grey” by Suzanne Vega very much http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_unjFgAJ-uw

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Beauty in wood

In a worldin which technological progress continues in leaps and bounds we reach for something permanent, for the solid and the substancial. The need to find an anchor does, I believe partially explain my love of wood and, in particular … Continue reading

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When is a browser not a browser? when it’s an add-on!

The Daily Telegraph of 24 May contains an article regarding the launch, by Yahoo of an internet browser (Access)which, the piece claims will act as competition to Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. I am all in favour of competition … Continue reading

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The Unforgiving Minute

I love traditional clocks which announce their presence with a loud tick tock, tick tock. I like the many and varied chimes which clocks produce, some musical others not. Many modern clocks are mere shadows of their great predecessors, they … Continue reading

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