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  • Troma Night Becomes Locally Famous

    21 August, 2004

    While doing a few errands arround town, Bryn and I stepped into Pier Video to check whether Paul had already rented the three videos we’re planning to watch at this evening’s themed Troma Night: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, and – if he hadn’t – rent

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  • This Weekend : Nudism For Dummies

    21 August, 2004

    Following the theme of Parachuting For Dummies, last weekend, this weekend Claire and I spent the day at Morfa Dyffryn, a naturist beach between Barmouth and Harlech (about an hour and a quarter’s drive away – would be less, but Barmouth’s roads are comparable to Cambridge in thier narrowness and complexity). Which was an experience. And no, it’s not all

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  • Schoolboy, 12, Performs Armed Robbery And Is Placated With Crisps

    19 August, 2004

    Article on the BBC. A schoolboy holds up a shop and demands money, using a sawn-off shotgun. My favourite bit: Mr Guliani said there was no money in the till and, on instruction to load the bag with cigarettes instead, told the boy he was under age. The retailer later offered him sweets and crisps instead.

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  • Teleportation Goes Long-Distance

    19 August, 2004

    The BBC have an article about Australian researchers successfully teleporting photons a distance of 600m, advancing upon thier first efforts in the field, over two years ago.

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  • Bush’s Foreign Friends

    18 August, 2004

    There’s a new googlebomb out, abusing the way that the popular Google search engine works. To see it in action, go to Google and enter “Bush’s foreign friends” (including the speechmarks) as the search term, and hit the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button.

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  • On The Importance Of A Firewall

    17 August, 2004

    This is a graph showing the average amount of time between port scans against Windows boxen, and it’s change from last year to this year. It’s down from 40 minutes to 20 minutes over the last year. If we take this and assume a few things: (a) There will always be Windows security vulnerabilities – not an unreasonable assumption in

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  • Where Do They Make Balloons?

    17 August, 2004

    So I come home from work on Monday evening to find my flat full of balloons. WTF???

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  • The ActionScript Jabberwocky

    17 August, 2004

    This made me smile: The Jabberwocky in ActionScript (Macromedia Flash’s scripting language). It’s another one of those that you’ll really need to be a proper geek to appreciate, but it’s really quite good. Perhaps you need to be a Lewis Carrroll fan, as well…

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