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Whale slaughter continues

While I’m no eco-warrior, I continue to be dismayed about the Japanese whaling fleet. In the news this week was the story that the fleet had killed 333 minke whales. I just can’t understand how a supposedly developed nation can still claim this is a scientific programme. There’s nothing scientific…

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Cut benefits for Sky TV subscribers

With all the focus on the recent budget from George Osborne and the welfare cuts about to be imposed, it still surprises me that one of the UKs big benefits issues persists and remains undiscussed and untackled. Simply put, why are people on benefits able to have Sky TV subscriptions?…

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Chester Races Fixtures 2012

Here are the 2012 fixtures for Chester Races: Wednesday 9 May 2012 Stan James Cup Day Wednesday, 09 May, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30 Thursday 10 May 2012 Boodles Ladies Day Thursday, 10 May, 2012, Gates Open: 11.30 Friday 11 May 2012 Boodles City Day Friday, 11 May, 2012, Gates Open:…

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Premium Press offers 50% off WordPress themes

Premium Press, the company behind the WordPress themes of DirectoryPress, ShopperPress and CouponPress are offering 50% off their themes as part of a Halloween special. Just click on the link below and then when you get to the purchase screen, use the code “halloween”. I’ve used DirectoryPress as the system…

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The new Amazon Kindle Fire announced

I’ve just watched the new Amazon Kindle Fire advert and – I want one! It’s only available in the US right now – and it’s for the bargain price of $199. I hope they don’t do what Barnes and Noble did with their Nook Color and leave it for the…

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Apologies about the site problems

Apologies if you’ve been trying to access content on my web site for the last 24 hours… I’ve been having one or two problems with the migration to a new server. It should be mostly finished now, although the nameservers now need to fully resolve before the site will be…

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VPhase release FREE iPhone app

VPhase released their first iPhone app today (16th March 2011). It’s completely free to download and use, and includes their unique savings calculator as well as an embedded version of their infomercial that explains in layman’s terms why voltage optimisation is so important. To get hold of the app, just…

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Japanese Tsunami video

This video really helps demonstrate the power behind the tsunami that struck Japan. [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ax1rFCtpM[/tube] Related Posts:Microsoft buys LinkedInWhale slaughter continuesThe future of ebook technologyVPhase release FREE iPhone appSony Xperia Play phone announced

Buying used products from Amazon and Play.com

Amazon and Play.com are two high profile sites that have addressed the ‘long tail of search’ and have built their operating model predominantly around selling high volume at low price, where small margins will collectively add up to large profits – and it’s something that seems to be working really…

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Kindle software update rolls out

Amazon have announced that they’re rolling out a software update to Kindle owners, taking the software version to 3.1. It’s a seamless update that should come through automatically, just as soon as you activate your Kindle’s wi-fi. There’s no information about whether the update comes through via 3G. There are…

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