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December 14th, 2009

Ever wondered where David Bellamy went? [Dec. 14th, 2009|06:11 am]

Did he stand for the Referendum Party in '97, and annoy some influential people?

Is he a climate-change denier?

Did he become a vocal Christian Fundamentalist?



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JBOD (Just A Bunch Of Disks) [Dec. 14th, 2009|08:12 pm]

You may have come across a zillion thumb drive designs by now. But design isn’t everything and unfortunately without a unique design, it is very hard for a thumb drive to stand out of the crowd and compete. But there are exceptions.

Take a look at the PhotoFast JBOD thumb drive, which is a flash drive with conventional looks but with a unique functionality. “The CR-5500 is not your average microSD card reader hidden in USB thumbkey, but it is in fact a 4 slot microSDHD card reader that will turn all your cards into a single USB Drive using JBOD (Just A Bunch Of Disks) setting and let you build your very one 64GB (Max) USB thumbkey.”

Unfortunately the device is only available as a pre-order. Shipment starts in January next year.

Price? $64 (approx.)


I've always wanted to be able to add more memory to a USB key without loosing the storage I had already, and I've just learned the term for it... JBOD.
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Google indexing... [Dec. 14th, 2009|09:15 pm]
Did you know some sites like LiveJournal and Facebook can submit content to be indexed almost instantly?

Take "snugglerazzelpie" for instance... currently there's NO returned results for it on Google.

After I submit this post, a few seconds later, and you should see it in Google's search results:


Edit... ok, a few minutes and it's still not up...

Another Edit... Ah..... 5 minutes later and there's two results: one for the main page, and one for the post itself. =)

It looks like I've just made a unique keyword to Google too!
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We oppose men's groups on our campuses! [Dec. 14th, 2009|10:23 pm]
Fortunately "only" 300 members...

"Welcome to the facebook group established in opposition to the Men's Society at the University of Manchester Students' Union and now opposing men's groups across the country.


In our society, men experience no oppression simply because they are men. Women, on the other hand, experience oppression in numerous ways, whether from the double burden of childrearing and work, or through the myriad of sexist remarks, jokes and advertising that are the norm in the world we live in.

Men's societies, groups and organizations represent nothing more than a backlash against the fragile gains made by the women's liberation movement.

If you think you support men's societies, ask yourselves this: would you support a White's Society? Thought not. "


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Please can someone get me one of these? [Dec. 14th, 2009|10:42 pm]


It's .82 KG's - the lightest of the ones here...

Or an Oqo... 0.45 KG's..... thanks!

Awwwwww, no!
The wiki page says they've gone out of business... and it was in the Guinness World Records, as being the smallest full-powered, full-featured personal computer.

"OQO Inc.'s status as a going concern is in question. In April 2009, OQO started returning unrepaired in-warranty devices - a sure sign that the company was in dire financial trouble. In addition, the company stated that it would no longer offer any repair or service support, although third party warranties remain in effect. In May 2009, their phone numbers were disconnected, and emails were not deliverable.[9]"

Oh well.. =(

Remember, it's Christmas! (Refurbished is fine)
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I'm a Photographer Not A Terrorist ! [Dec. 14th, 2009|11:08 pm]
Besides the street photography "infractions" demonstrating the police making up their own rules as they go along (a scary enough situation), and besides photographers getting needlessly arrested/detained/art-work destroyed...
Photography and video are the only thing the general public have going for them in stopping 'bent coppers'. Without this evidence it's their word against the public's, and the law always sides with the police as they're held to higher standards.
Public recording of events is an important check and balance needed to keep abusive powers in check.

Therefore there's a "Mass Gathering in defence of street photography - 12 Noon Saturday 23rd January 2010 Trafalgar Square, London

I'd love to print out some images of the buildings I'm photographing before hand, and take them with me to the location.

I can imagine the conversation...

"Why do you want to delete that picture on my camera?"

"It could be used for terrorist purposes."

"What about this print-out I have here?"

"I'll take that and destroy it."

"So what about the website detailing its history, where I got these pictures? Surely it was legal then, why not now?"



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