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Entries from September 16th, 2012

The Torchwood credibility gap

September 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Life

I recently watched the first two series of Torchwood on DVD. For the purposes of entertainment I am quite capable of willingly suspending disbelief, just like I was taught to at school, but only up to a point. I’ll go along with there being a rift in space and time at Cardiff, I’ll accept that […]

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House party

September 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on House party · Life, Music

A couple of weeks ago Channel 4 had a programme called House Party, which was quite remarkable for several reasons, not least because hardly anybody I know has remarked on it at all. What they did was, they had a DJ booth in a studio and 6 DJs played one-hour sets, one after the other […]

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Brothers gonna sort it out

September 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on Brothers gonna sort it out · Music

The Chemical Brothers’ concert film Don’t Think has been on my Amazon wish list for a while because all the reviews of it in magazines and newspapers said that it was awesome and the closest you will get to actually being at a show without actually being at a show. Tonight it was shown on […]

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Not an economic plan

September 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Not an economic plan · Politics

I’m still half-expecting to find that the government’s new big plan (to allow bigger extensions for a year) is a wind-up. Miliband is right, and a bit amusing, when he points out that it doesn’t amount to an economic plan, but it also has the potential to be quite disruptive in other ways too. These […]

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The way we were

September 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on The way we were · Life, Technology

At the moment I am re-reading a humorous book about computers from 1996 called Dave Barry in Cyberspace. I have quite a few of his books and like to dip into the ones that are basically collections of his newspaper columns every now and then because they are light reading and more or less timeless. […]

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