Monthly Archives: September 2006

Online ordering

Why do so many online ordering firms require landline phone numbers? In the modern age many people rely more on mobile phones. My mobile phone will get through to me at any time of day, and often night as well. A business landline might reach me 9:00-5:00, a home one at other times (except I […]

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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

The Guardian, (and now most of the internet) have been complaining: Air traffic controllers monitoring a British Airways jumbo jet were stunned at the pilot’s decision to try to “get as far as we can” after an engine caught fire on takeoff, a transcript of discussions between the plane and the control tower revealed.The controllers […]

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For those who use contact lenses

You my be interested to know that this: was sold containing fungus. I’m not quite sure why you all see the need to use these things.

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OK, here’s how to make the greatest cheese and ham toasted sandwich known to man. Start by gently toasting two slices of bread in the toaster. These need to be just slightly browned. Add a mound of grated cheese to each slice, and place under the grill. Make sure to spread the cheese right to […]

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The ramblings of a tired mind

It occurred to me that the strains of the average US voice sound very similar to a mewing cat. Cats make noise when they need something. What do Americans need? It can’t be food, they’re all obese. Perhaps it’s a cry for attention? Blimey, maybe I should start writing for the Independent tomorrow.

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Violence in Society

I enjoy films. I quite like ones which other people would hate. I really enjoyed “Sin City.” Some people would say it was sickening, wrong, violent, barbaric, or any of a whole host of appropiate adjectives. I might say it was escapism or fantasy. I wonder if there’s any significance that these are nouns. I […]

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The World Today

YouGov peace and conflict survey As part of our efforts to raise awareness about the UN International Day of Peace (21 September), International Alert commissioned a YouGov survey to discover the British public’s knowledge and awareness of peace and conflict today. The survey was conducted in August 2006 and the results were grim: nearly three-quarters […]

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Here’s a thought for the day – Swindon Surprise Maximus is rubbish. Almost as bad as the place.For a picture, click here (scroll down and click the “go” button). The Cambridge overwork messes up the coursing order above the treble, and the underwork doesn’t do much. The only music off the front is the odd […]

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It’s been a while…

I’ve been on holiday. It was great. We stayed in a cottage in the middle of angulsea. I thihought it was really fun. And the log fire was tremenddous. Holidays appeal to my inner child somehow. Although the log fire was rather good fun. Except when it stubbornly refused to catch fire. Every time my […]

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