- The Color I want! « Notion Ink
Want an Adam (well, yeh, duh!). Then vote now for your favourite colour. Hels chose bright blue, which seems particularly unpopular. I'm surprised at how conservative voters are in their choices.
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- BBC News – BT to roll out fibre broadband across Cornwall
We have FTTC here which I can gain access to as I'm on a business tariff. The cabinet is only 100 metres or so from our door, so we don't get too much loss over the copper cable. But others in our road are connected to the exchange itself, nearly two miles away, and report terrible connection speeds. You get what you pay for. And I'm not expecting FTTH any time soon here.
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- BBC News – Belgium’s beer sellers see trouble brewing
Beer – tick. Chocolate – tick. But no mention of that other great Belgian tradition – horse butchers.
Belgium beer politics
- BBC News – HQ chosen for South Downs National Park
A fine building. But, given the requirement for access by public transport, surely a town with a railway line would have been better? Petersfield? Lewes? Arundel?
- Kew News – One Fifth Of The World’s Plants Are At Risk Of Extinction
This is excellent research and should be a useful tool to focus minds on conservation. What is most worrying is that we are literally missing species that are not properly understood (or even discovered) before they are already at or near extinction. Potentially they could be very valuable for medicines, fibres or even for ornamental horticulture. So more knowledge is bound to help and, hopefully, this research will help to encourage action.
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- BBC – Newsbeat – ‘My details appeared on ‘porn’ list’
Interesting. The girl in this article doesn't seem to be wearing any clothes. But seriously, recipients of these letters from ACS:Law are in an invidious position as it is impossible to prove a negative – which is why most will simply pay the £495 just to make them go away.
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- BBC News – Relate survey suggests mid-life crisis ‘begins in 30s’
I'm not sure that any of this is surprising. With pressures from work, high expectations of children, increasing responsibilities to aging parents, it should not be surprising that people aged 35-45 are feeling under pressure. I'm not sure that those pressures are any different from those experienced by previous generations, although, in today's high-speed world, perhaps they are felt more keenly. In my view, just about every age in life has its pressures – for example, when you are four-and-a-half, the pressure is to finish your toast before you get dragged out the door to school.
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- Plane that manoeuvres without flaps developed – Telegraph
Of course, the Bleriot XI moves without flaps and has done so since 1908. It employs wing-warping, although the entire tailplane acts as an elevator. You can still see it flying at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden.
aircraft technology news
- Blogging like it’s 2000 // katy lindemann // seemingly unconnected
You see, blogging isn't dead at all. I've resisted Twitter largely because I don't want to be limited to 140 characters, although it is not often that I write longer pieces these days. Strangely, my blog has mutated into a linklog, even without the change in platform. And now I see Darren making a plea for me to go over to The Other Side. Perhaps I should try to have a presence in both forms – I can't deny that I haven't been considering it for some weeks, maybe even a couple of months. But Katy's post makes me think even more that "real" blogging is alive and well, and might just be going back to the way it used to be when it were all fields around here.
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- Two drinks makes elderly unsteady on feet – Telegraph
This explains a lot. Combine alcohol with serious illness, and you have a real problem.
- Sellers Beware: New Breed of Aggressive Plaintiffs Hunt Expired Patent Numbers on Products and Product Literature; Demand Billions
Hmm. Could make a few pennies on the side with this wheeze. Equally, I need to watch a few patents that I'm responsible for, although I'm a few years off expiry yet.
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- BBC News – Albion’s Falmer stadium museum plan gets go-ahead
Brighton football museum news
- Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner
Moldova – oh dear!
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- London to Paris Flights via Brighton Shoreham Pontoise – Brighton City Airways
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Well, the RSS feed is now fixed, so hopefully those people who never the visit the site will now be reading something. Unless they unsubscribed in the months that it hasn’t been working on the basis that grayblog was dead. Ho hum.
If you haven’t unsubscribed, then you’ve missed loads – the tenth birthday post, lots of links and, um, er, well, that’s all really. Must do better.
The RSS feed for comments is working.
The RSS feed for posts is not.
UPDATE: I’m trying the WP forums (fora?) – no good. But I have some help on the 34SP forums, so we might get somewhere with this.
FURTHER UPDATE: it seems to be working now. So hello again to all the RSS readers – maybe say hello?