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Is Multiculturalism to blame for extremists?

In the ‘modern’ Western world the idea of racism is frowned upon, in stark contrast to the 18th and 19th centuries when the Western world was developing their own strong national identities, which it then promoted, with the belief that their culture was better than others. Of course back then this wasn’t referred to as

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World Cup and Statistics….

Whilst not a football fan (that’s soccer to the Americans) myself, I was interested top read some survey from GlobalWebIndex where it states the Americans (51%) were ahead of both Brazilians (50%) and the Brits (44%) as to being engaged in supporting their teams via social media. Now, I just about remember my days as a

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When the taxman has more power than the Green lobby

In the rush of the political field to produce ‘cheap power’ one item on the list which the government in the UK, is sticking it’s head in the ground over is the use of bio-diesel. You would think the option of burning waste fuel in place of mineral oil, would have the government blessing, as

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What have the EU ever done for us?

Being in the EU is a bit like the old Monty Python movie “The Life of Brian”, when they are sitting in the arena asking “What have the Romans ever done for us?”….. With the EU and European systems – Common Market, European Courts etc. it’s often a difficult call to see any direct impact

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What makes a good ISP vs a bad ISP? and what is rDNS?

Following the enforced move from BE to Sky, I like many others have been having ‘issues’.  Some of the biggest seem to be around the lack of thought by Sky over the whole migration – the reoccurring theme being people not being told what was going to change…. Now over the years I’ve been involved

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Upgrades fact of life or legal nightmare?

Last week, on top of all the issues with SKY migrating my BE account, my ageing iOmega NAS which ran Windows 2003 Storage Server died.  Not the actual disks but the PSU/Motherboard, so I planned on just replacing the server anyhows, I figured now was as good a time as any.  But then there’s the

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BE ISP end of a good ISP…

When you’ve worked in IT as long as I have, you tend to have certain things that you ‘expect’ from an ISP… Good customer service, isn’t always in the list these days, in fact the more they leave me alone and just keep it working correctly, the better I like them.  So, on my list

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Windows Xp is dead… Long Live Windows Xp

Yesterday saw the end of the support for Windows Xp by Microsoft, or did it? I seems many companies and Governments just don’t want to give up on Windows Xp yet, and it seems if they are willing to pay for it. With many banks, and governments still running the ageing OS, many have struck

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The end is nigh for Windows Xp users or is it?

This morning I had one of the local papers come through the door, and I spotted an alarming ad by a local computer company warning about Microsoft discontinuing support of Windows Xp.  By now most of us know that as far as Microsoft is concerned come April 8th, the end is really here this time

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