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13 June 2012

Links

  1. Safety is an Expensive Illusion

    For the middle bit in which he calculates the lifetime cost (in money and time) of driving a larger, very sliightly safer, car.

  2. Fume Finder

    Can’t remember where I read it recently, but I noticed that Katie Puckrik, once awesome on ‘The Word’, now blogs and YouTubes (that’s a verb now, right?) about perfume. This is her tool to help you choose fragrances.

  3. Disquiet about confidentiality clauses - Portas Pilots

    If having a TV celebrity manage the regeneration of a handfull of high streets didn’t sound like a dumb enough way of implementing government policy, it’s sounding like turning the process into a reality TV show — with all the secrecy, fakery and manufactured conflict that involves — is even worse. Also, #portaspilots on Twitter.

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    “We're complying with a court order … access to this website has to be blocked to protect against copyright infringement.” Yay Britain!

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    Googling a tech problem, following the same links, reading previously favourited answers… A really, really dull version of ‘Groundhog Day’.

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    @antimega That big companies would buy lots of TLDs. I don’t know. Stupid internet. No one was complaining about TLDs before the Internet!

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    @antimega Anti-News.

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    @blaine @iamdanw I deep down completely agree with you about the rapid obsolescence. I think I’ve just become passively resigned to it. :/

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    @blaine @iamdanw Unless there are 5.x updates? Is that definitely not happening?

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    @blaine I know what you mean, but… my 1st gen iPad will still function just fine, even if the next free update doesn’t work on it.

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    @rod I had no idea you’d work it out so quickly. Deal!

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    @rod Oh dear. You can’t *ask* how to earn it! You’re only making this more difficult for yourself.

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    @rod They must be earned!