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2014-09-21 07:43:47 (49 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Most reshares: 6

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2014-08-05 10:23:55 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Good job he's got a few quid or he might have been found guilty of paying a lot of money to receive a favourable outcome.

Under German law defendants can in certain circumstances "buy" termination of a trial.

The legal proviso exists in order to ease the burden on the courts and to deal with cases where reaching a judgment could prove difficult.

An experienced lawyer quoted by the Spiegelonline news website, Franz Bielefeld, said the proviso, known as Paragraph 153a, was not just applicable to commercial trials, but could be invoked throughout the court system.

It would mean that Mr Ecclestone would not be pronounced either guilty or innocent.



Most plusones: 70

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2014-07-21 20:15:31 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Got myself one of those smart new Android watches. I think it's pretty groovy, I don't know what people mean about them being big and clunky.

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2015-06-28 08:48:32 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

These are brilliant if you can get your eyes to cross over correctly you get a 3D effect of 1850s Japan in colour.

Here's a tip: Find a central object in the two pictures, stare at the two pictures, let your eyes go cross-eyed, you'll see three images, concentrate on the middle image, line that central object up. Focus. It might take a while, took me about five minutes.

Here's the link for when they don't load: http://m.imgur.com/a/vPyUo

As usual credit to reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/3baxb6/incredible_3d_color_images_of_life_in_1850s_japan/?sort=confidence

And the original giffed up source: http://inktank.fi/incredible-3d-colour-images-from-1850s-japan/

Oh, and if you've some of those old red green glasses, someone did that too: http://m.imgur.com/a/j6NxS

These are brilliant if you can get your eyes to cross over correctly you get a 3D effect of 1850s Japan in colour.

Here's a tip: Find a central object in the two pictures, stare at the two pictures, let your eyes go cross-eyed, you'll see three images, concentrate on the middle image, line that central object up. Focus. It might take a while, took me about five minutes.

Here's the link for when they don't load: http://m.imgur.com/a/vPyUo

As usual credit to reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/3baxb6/incredible_3d_color_images_of_life_in_1850s_japan/?sort=confidence

And the original giffed up source: http://inktank.fi/incredible-3d-colour-images-from-1850s-japan/

Oh, and if you've some of those old red green glasses, someone did that too: http://m.imgur.com/a/j6NxS___

2015-06-20 08:43:58 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I watched The Man in the High Castle, I've never read the PKD book but I enjoyed the pilot episode. It's about an alternate sixties history where the Nazis have won the war.

Slight spoilers:

There was a scene where the main character had a puncture and a Canadian Mountie stops to give him a hand, emblazoned with the swastika armband and Mountie hat. But don't hold that against him, he seems like a nice bloke, he fought against the Nazis in the war and he even shares his packed lunch with the guy and changes his tyre.

The main character later notices ash falling from the sky and enquires "What's that?"

"Oh, it's the hospital" says the Mountie.

"The hospital?"

"Yes, it's Wednesday." He replies with such nonchalance, it's chilling. "They burn the cripples and the terminally... more »

I watched The Man in the High Castle, I've never read the PKD book but I enjoyed the pilot episode. It's about an alternate sixties history where the Nazis have won the war.

Slight spoilers:

There was a scene where the main character had a puncture and a Canadian Mountie stops to give him a hand, emblazoned with the swastika armband and Mountie hat. But don't hold that against him, he seems like a nice bloke, he fought against the Nazis in the war and he even shares his packed lunch with the guy and changes his tyre.

The main character later notices ash falling from the sky and enquires "What's that?"

"Oh, it's the hospital" says the Mountie.

"The hospital?"

"Yes, it's Wednesday." He replies with such nonchalance, it's chilling. "They burn the cripples and the terminally ill on a Wednesday."

It's one of those moments that makes you think.

The Mountie is indoctrinated into how things "just are" now.

It made me think how we are all so accepting of how things just are now.

In reality the Nazis never won the war. But perhaps fascism did?___

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2015-06-18 02:39:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

#ProductReview #Cycling #Lights

When you fall asleep early after work 'cos you were up at daft o'clock but then you're awake at one in the morning. What do you? I know, product test.

The Canwelum Ultra-bright LED Bike Headlight, Rechargeable LED Bicycle Light, Cree LED Cycle Light (A Complete Set with Torch, 18650 Battery, Charger and Bike Clamp) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HNHVFPM/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_3pIGvbVAVME5J

So, I bought two because with my experience in these things one will always run out at inopportune times and not only that I like a light to light up just in front of me and also one to show further ahead. For this purpose two of these are fantastic.

They have a push pull zoom function so you can either have a narrow long range beam or a wide short range one, or indeed, if you wish, anywhere inbetween. Apart from the odd quick and easy... more »

#ProductReview #Cycling #Lights

When you fall asleep early after work 'cos you were up at daft o'clock but then you're awake at one in the morning. What do you? I know, product test.

The Canwelum Ultra-bright LED Bike Headlight, Rechargeable LED Bicycle Light, Cree LED Cycle Light (A Complete Set with Torch, 18650 Battery, Charger and Bike Clamp) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HNHVFPM/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_3pIGvbVAVME5J

So, I bought two because with my experience in these things one will always run out at inopportune times and not only that I like a light to light up just in front of me and also one to show further ahead. For this purpose two of these are fantastic.

They have a push pull zoom function so you can either have a narrow long range beam or a wide short range one, or indeed, if you wish, anywhere inbetween. Apart from the odd quick and easy adjustment to suit my environment, the zoom stayed fixed in place over my twelve mile route. Spot on you might say.

They are bright, they're as bright as you'll need and probably brighter. The narrow beam function casts a brilliant 1000 or so lumen diamond far ahead and while you might get brighter lights you're not going to want to stare into these.

They only have one 18650 lithium battery that you put in the light unlike others I've had that used four that you attach to your frame and run a wire. Bonus then, less mess. You take the battery out to charge it.

It wasn't raining so it's not weather tested but it has got o-ring seals so I'm hopeful it will last unlike the aforementioned others I've had.

One thing that bothered me was the clamp that looked like it wasn't going to hold the light in over bumps. I didn't do anything too extreme but it did get bounced about reasonably enough to say it passed that test too. However a more rigorous test could potentially expose a weakness. I'll let you know the next time I fall off.

The good thing about the clamp though is that it also allows a quick release so you can use it as flashlight if you need to rummage about in your seat bag or kick the crap out of your seized up front mech.

It has five modes you click through by pressing the power button. I did find it a bit confusing. "Is this the brightest? No, this one's brighter, oh this one's brighter still, nope seizure mode, help!" Personally I'd just like main beam and "dipped", that'd do me but I'm sure I'll get used to which ones which soon enough.

I can't really comment on the battery life except to say I was out about seventy minutes and they stayed on. I think I've some spare batteries though so I'll charge them and stash 'em in my bag.

Initially, overall, I'd give it nine out ten. Would recommend.___

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2015-06-14 14:20:38 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Sometimes, you've just got to improvise...

Sometimes, you've just got to improvise...___

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2015-05-24 08:55:41 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

So, what's happening in Qatar?

Well they're supposed to be hosting the world cup in 2022. But in so doing they're relying on the incarceration of thousands of migrant workers to build the infrastructure.

Incarceration might be too strong a word, maybe slavery is too, but as migrants are arriving from India and Nepal and dying at a rate of over one a day while having their passports confiscated and being denied return home to attend funerals of their families killed in the recent earthquakes, well, I'm not exactly sure how else you would term it.

I've recently heard that if things carry on like this, approximately four thousand people will have died just so that we can sit at home with our feet up, beer in hand cheering on eleven men kicking a ball around a football pitch.

As much as I love watching the World Cup, I don't think I could look... more »

So, what's happening in Qatar?

Well they're supposed to be hosting the world cup in 2022. But in so doing they're relying on the incarceration of thousands of migrant workers to build the infrastructure.

Incarceration might be too strong a word, maybe slavery is too, but as migrants are arriving from India and Nepal and dying at a rate of over one a day while having their passports confiscated and being denied return home to attend funerals of their families killed in the recent earthquakes, well, I'm not exactly sure how else you would term it.

I've recently heard that if things carry on like this, approximately four thousand people will have died just so that we can sit at home with our feet up, beer in hand cheering on eleven men kicking a ball around a football pitch.

As much as I love watching the World Cup, I don't think I could look myself in the face afterwards.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/qatar-world-cup-workers-deaths-migrant___

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2015-04-06 18:01:08 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Trending on reddit. For those of you living in the dark ages :D

Personally I say plant politicians not trees, but you do what you can I suppose.

A blind man and a double amputee planted 10,000 trees. What's your excuse?

"I am his hands. He is my eyes."

Read more: http://mashable.com/2015/03/31/blind-man-armless-friend-environmentalists/

Trending on reddit. For those of you living in the dark ages :D

Personally I say plant politicians not trees, but you do what you can I suppose.

A blind man and a double amputee planted 10,000 trees. What's your excuse?

"I am his hands. He is my eyes."

Read more: http://mashable.com/2015/03/31/blind-man-armless-friend-environmentalists/___

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2015-03-29 20:37:23 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Had a brilliant weekend at #BJC2015. Went to Sheffield last night and watched the spectacular Water on Mars. They were absolutely brilliant and their hour long show flew by as fast as one of the many hundreds of objects they manipulated between themselves. Even if you're not into juggling I can't recommend it highly enough.

And the highlight of my day today came while I was quietly sat playing with my balls and Steve Mills walked by and told me I'd got a nice shuffle. Yeah, that's the Steve Mills, inventor of the Mills Mess. Legend!

Had a brilliant weekend at #BJC2015. Went to Sheffield last night and watched the spectacular Water on Mars. They were absolutely brilliant and their hour long show flew by as fast as one of the many hundreds of objects they manipulated between themselves. Even if you're not into juggling I can't recommend it highly enough.

And the highlight of my day today came while I was quietly sat playing with my balls and Steve Mills walked by and told me I'd got a nice shuffle. Yeah, that's the Steve Mills, inventor of the Mills Mess. Legend!___

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2015-01-12 17:53:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Chocfest. York. Saturday January 31st. Ten quid in.

http://www.chocfest.net/

Chocfest. York. Saturday January 31st. Ten quid in.

http://www.chocfest.net/___

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2014-12-23 21:34:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Ignore this ;)

Ignore this ;)___

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2014-12-10 05:29:28 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

The problem with the Greens, and don't get me wrong, I am gonna vote for them, because, well, you know what Einstein said about doing the same thing and expecting a different result? Besides, I agree more with their stuff anyway.

But yeah, the problem is the financial system. They won't get the backing. Whether purposefully to ensure they're unsuccessful, or simply because most of the rich people will be too scared of getting taxed.

Sure, you might get a few people investing in tidal power, wind farms, solar roadways and what have you, but most of the things that drive our economy, I think they'll dry up. Or clam up, might be a better description.

It's the entire system that's broken. When a small percentage of people hold that much wealth, they hold too much control, too much power.

Without addressing that problem, I don't think the... more »

In one of the most bizarre concepts I have seen in some time, the Labour Party has felt it necessary to do something to combat the left wing ideas  of the Green Party.

I'm assuming that by "UKIP of the left" they mean a party rapidly increasing at their expense, rather than calling us a bunch of barking mad, swivel eyed loons.___The problem with the Greens, and don't get me wrong, I am gonna vote for them, because, well, you know what Einstein said about doing the same thing and expecting a different result? Besides, I agree more with their stuff anyway.

But yeah, the problem is the financial system. They won't get the backing. Whether purposefully to ensure they're unsuccessful, or simply because most of the rich people will be too scared of getting taxed.

Sure, you might get a few people investing in tidal power, wind farms, solar roadways and what have you, but most of the things that drive our economy, I think they'll dry up. Or clam up, might be a better description.

It's the entire system that's broken. When a small percentage of people hold that much wealth, they hold too much control, too much power.

Without addressing that problem, I don't think the Greens will get very far.

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2014-11-29 11:34:31 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2014-11-08 11:23:32 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

A famous person I've met?

Gotta be Hazelina. M.

A famous person I've met?

Gotta be Hazelina. M.___

2014-11-07 18:31:24 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Do Buddhists smoke marijuana?

Do Buddhists smoke marijuana?___

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2014-09-28 20:38:14 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

It's been a while since I've been to Wintersett (Okay, Anglers Country Park if you insist). It had a nice sunset waiting for me. I think it had missed me.

Got a puncture on the way but I'm getting bloody organised at sorting 'em these days. 'Bout time I suppose.

Geese are the rowdy lot of the neighbourhood, just as I was leaving dozens of them came into land honking like a gang of belligerent five year olds on their new tricycles. A couple of swans looked up with a slightly bored twinkle of disdain in their eyes as the lake prepared to settle down for another night.

It's been a while since I've been to Wintersett (Okay, Anglers Country Park if you insist). It had a nice sunset waiting for me. I think it had missed me.

Got a puncture on the way but I'm getting bloody organised at sorting 'em these days. 'Bout time I suppose.

Geese are the rowdy lot of the neighbourhood, just as I was leaving dozens of them came into land honking like a gang of belligerent five year olds on their new tricycles. A couple of swans looked up with a slightly bored twinkle of disdain in their eyes as the lake prepared to settle down for another night.___

2014-09-28 08:44:14 (42 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Tried to post this yesterday but the pics wouldn't load. Google's made me a little story though, that was nice of 'em.

This is just off Sustrans 62 I think. #MountainBiking #Cycling

(http://maps.google.com/?cid=1346047373328549349&hl=en&gl=gb)

It's not a real castle, it's a seventeenth century folly. Seventeenth century? Close enough then.

Tried to post this yesterday but the pics wouldn't load. Google's made me a little story though, that was nice of 'em.

This is just off Sustrans 62 I think. #MountainBiking #Cycling

(http://maps.google.com/?cid=1346047373328549349&hl=en&gl=gb)

It's not a real castle, it's a seventeenth century folly. Seventeenth century? Close enough then.___

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2014-09-23 17:55:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday John Coltrane.

Happy Birthday John Coltrane.___

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2014-09-21 07:43:47 (49 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Here's another one. (You just wouldn't let it lie!)

Okay, so you'd expect some sour grapes from some people, and there's inevitably going to be some loony theories kicking about.

But I'm having a hard time deciphering this one.

The film, from Sky News, shows what appear to be bundled "as if sorted" ballot papers, or do they bundle them before they sort them? That wouldn't make sense to me but it's a possibility. I didn't watch it, so I don't know.

The time displayed is 00.31. And the video says "Live". I guess Sky might have been replaying old footage but displaying a "Live" tag meaning they were covering the election live. Pretty unprofessional although not impossible. I feel like I'm clutching at straws here though.

At 00.31, was the counting well under way, or was there still... more »

___Here's another one. (You just wouldn't let it lie!)

Okay, so you'd expect some sour grapes from some people, and there's inevitably going to be some loony theories kicking about.

But I'm having a hard time deciphering this one.

The film, from Sky News, shows what appear to be bundled "as if sorted" ballot papers, or do they bundle them before they sort them? That wouldn't make sense to me but it's a possibility. I didn't watch it, so I don't know.

The time displayed is 00.31. And the video says "Live". I guess Sky might have been replaying old footage but displaying a "Live" tag meaning they were covering the election live. Pretty unprofessional although not impossible. I feel like I'm clutching at straws here though.

At 00.31, was the counting well under way, or was there still bundles waiting to be counted?

I suppose one of the things that gets to me is the archaic way that this process works. A pencil mark on a piece of paper handled by various human beings at different times.

I can see plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong.

In this day and age we have the technology now to vote on policy. Not for a party or a person. We already entrust that technology with our money and other various important bits of data.

No one believes that one person or party encompasses all our viewpoints.

And yet here we are, still putting our little exes on paper, in pencil, and handing it over to others.

Maybe there isn't anything dodgy that's gone off in this referendum.

But there's still a better way.

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2014-09-15 06:37:15 (25 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Good luck on the 18th Scotland.

Good luck on the 18th Scotland.___

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2014-08-23 12:04:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Even though I pretty much knew most of the outcome, I found this to be a gripping documentary about the 2002 failed coup against Hugo Chavez.

It does contain some bloody scenes and some bad language.

Even though I pretty much knew most of the outcome, I found this to be a gripping documentary about the 2002 failed coup against Hugo Chavez.

It does contain some bloody scenes and some bad language.___

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2014-08-18 21:44:15 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Keira Rathbone - Typewriter Artist

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/6ReoU

Keira Rathbone - Typewriter Artist

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/6ReoU___

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2014-08-16 16:48:46 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Well, that's it for today, I'm thirty miles out, five more than last time, ten by the time I get home. Two and half hours to get here. It's a windy one, hopefully it won't all be in my face on the way back. Fortunately with tracks like these you're sheltered a lot.

My mud guard's working well, I attached it to my down tube so it didn't block my light. Quite pleased with that idea ;)

Not sure where the rest of this track goes but it's definitely better than sharing the road with cars. I don't even like sharing the road with cars when I'm in a car, never mind on my push bike.

Hopefully these pics will upload. Not that they're exciting or anything ;)

Well, that's it for today, I'm thirty miles out, five more than last time, ten by the time I get home. Two and half hours to get here. It's a windy one, hopefully it won't all be in my face on the way back. Fortunately with tracks like these you're sheltered a lot.

My mud guard's working well, I attached it to my down tube so it didn't block my light. Quite pleased with that idea ;)

Not sure where the rest of this track goes but it's definitely better than sharing the road with cars. I don't even like sharing the road with cars when I'm in a car, never mind on my push bike.

Hopefully these pics will upload. Not that they're exciting or anything ;)___

2014-08-15 01:38:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

The other day, believe it or not, I walked out of my house, reading my phone, whilst checking to make sure I hadn't forgotten my phone.

pats body down whilst tilting head

The other day, believe it or not, I walked out of my house, reading my phone, whilst checking to make sure I hadn't forgotten my phone.

pats body down whilst tilting head___

2014-08-15 01:02:48 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

You know when you complain about people posting "selfies" or pictures of their dinner, sunsets, or their cats, or some political diatribe, or whatever.

They're just trying to connect.

You shouldn't berate them for it.

After half a bottle of Grants I realise this ;)

You know when you complain about people posting "selfies" or pictures of their dinner, sunsets, or their cats, or some political diatribe, or whatever.

They're just trying to connect.

You shouldn't berate them for it.

After half a bottle of Grants I realise this ;)___

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2014-08-08 15:03:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fascinating stuff. According to BBC news the court accepted the £60 million bribe cough fine, but the bank (the aggrieved party) have turned it down.

I wonder what's gonna happen now? :D

Good job he's got a few quid or he might have been found guilty of paying a lot of money to receive a favourable outcome.

Under German law defendants can in certain circumstances "buy" termination of a trial.

The legal proviso exists in order to ease the burden on the courts and to deal with cases where reaching a judgment could prove difficult.

An experienced lawyer quoted by the Spiegelonline news website, Franz Bielefeld, said the proviso, known as Paragraph 153a, was not just applicable to commercial trials, but could be invoked throughout the court system.

It would mean that Mr Ecclestone would not be pronounced either guilty or innocent.

___Fascinating stuff. According to BBC news the court accepted the £60 million bribe cough fine, but the bank (the aggrieved party) have turned it down.

I wonder what's gonna happen now? :D

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2014-08-07 22:50:27 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This is pretty good stuff. Well if you're into space exploration.

The Cannae Drive. I was hoping it was gonna be named in tribute to Scotty (she cannae take it captain!) but I think it's a actually place.

One of the problems with space exploration is Newton's law about every action having an equal and opposite reaction. Meaning in space you've got to expel something to propel something. Which means you need loads of fuel to get about and especially manoeuvre.

To be honest I suppose getting about's not that bad, once you're going you more or less keep going, but changing course needs propulsion. In traditional cases of space exploration that's expulsion. And then you end up running out of fuel.

So effectively exploring the universe, or even somewhere slightly more local has always been the stuff of science fiction.
... more »

This is pretty good stuff. Well if you're into space exploration.

The Cannae Drive. I was hoping it was gonna be named in tribute to Scotty (she cannae take it captain!) but I think it's a actually place.

One of the problems with space exploration is Newton's law about every action having an equal and opposite reaction. Meaning in space you've got to expel something to propel something. Which means you need loads of fuel to get about and especially manoeuvre.

To be honest I suppose getting about's not that bad, once you're going you more or less keep going, but changing course needs propulsion. In traditional cases of space exploration that's expulsion. And then you end up running out of fuel.

So effectively exploring the universe, or even somewhere slightly more local has always been the stuff of science fiction.

Until now.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/12027/20140806/nasa-tests-cannae-drive-impossible-engine-that-might-make-deep-space-exploration-possible.htm___

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2014-08-06 16:33:01 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

These will probably take forever to load, especially as I don't seem to have much connection. Just been stung by a bee, well maybe twenty minutes ago. At first I thought it was marginally worse than being nettled but I've just had a big throbbing ache in my wrist. It's probably psychosomatic, I'll see how it goes.

25 miles out, time to turn around and head back.

These will probably take forever to load, especially as I don't seem to have much connection. Just been stung by a bee, well maybe twenty minutes ago. At first I thought it was marginally worse than being nettled but I've just had a big throbbing ache in my wrist. It's probably psychosomatic, I'll see how it goes.

25 miles out, time to turn around and head back.___

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2014-08-06 10:56:42 (11 comments, 4 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Alzheimer's sufferer's self portraits over eight years.

Via reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2cr2ub/alzheimer_artists_self_portrait_over_8_years_time/?sort=confidence

Alzheimer's sufferer's self portraits over eight years.

Via reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/2cr2ub/alzheimer_artists_self_portrait_over_8_years_time/?sort=confidence___

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2014-08-05 10:23:55 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Good job he's got a few quid or he might have been found guilty of paying a lot of money to receive a favourable outcome.

Under German law defendants can in certain circumstances "buy" termination of a trial.

The legal proviso exists in order to ease the burden on the courts and to deal with cases where reaching a judgment could prove difficult.

An experienced lawyer quoted by the Spiegelonline news website, Franz Bielefeld, said the proviso, known as Paragraph 153a, was not just applicable to commercial trials, but could be invoked throughout the court system.

It would mean that Mr Ecclestone would not be pronounced either guilty or innocent.



Good job he's got a few quid or he might have been found guilty of paying a lot of money to receive a favourable outcome.

Under German law defendants can in certain circumstances "buy" termination of a trial.

The legal proviso exists in order to ease the burden on the courts and to deal with cases where reaching a judgment could prove difficult.

An experienced lawyer quoted by the Spiegelonline news website, Franz Bielefeld, said the proviso, known as Paragraph 153a, was not just applicable to commercial trials, but could be invoked throughout the court system.

It would mean that Mr Ecclestone would not be pronounced either guilty or innocent.

___

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2014-08-05 08:42:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Bolivian golden bat revealed as 'new species'

Myotis midastactus had previously been classified as another bat found in South America called Myotis simus.

But examination of a collection of museum specimens suggested the existence of a different species, thought to live only in Bolivia.

Its most distinctive characteristic is its golden-yellow, very short and woolly fur.

This bright colouration - which is unique among New World Myotis species - earned the bat its new name midastactus, after the Greek legend of King Midas and his golden touch.

There are over 100 species of Myotis - or mouse-eared bats - in the world.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28583377




Bolivian golden bat revealed as 'new species'

Myotis midastactus had previously been classified as another bat found in South America called Myotis simus.

But examination of a collection of museum specimens suggested the existence of a different species, thought to live only in Bolivia.

Its most distinctive characteristic is its golden-yellow, very short and woolly fur.

This bright colouration - which is unique among New World Myotis species - earned the bat its new name midastactus, after the Greek legend of King Midas and his golden touch.

There are over 100 species of Myotis - or mouse-eared bats - in the world.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28583377


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2014-08-04 19:34:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Trans Pennine Trail is a very nice ride. I've never been this far on it, I always went a different way. But it's almost all flat. Definitely want to check it out further.

But I best be getting back. They mostly come out at night.

Trans Pennine Trail is a very nice ride. I've never been this far on it, I always went a different way. But it's almost all flat. Definitely want to check it out further.

But I best be getting back. They mostly come out at night.___

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2014-08-04 10:20:24 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Went #cycling down the Calder and canal to Castleford. Some parts of it are really nice, even tarmacced, other parts are gravelled but it's still good going. And then you get to the overgrown brambles and nettles bits. Big muddy puddles and almost impassable jungle like trails.

I could do to look at it again, see if I can find some nice detours 'cos most of it was a good ride.

Went #cycling down the Calder and canal to Castleford. Some parts of it are really nice, even tarmacced, other parts are gravelled but it's still good going. And then you get to the overgrown brambles and nettles bits. Big muddy puddles and almost impassable jungle like trails.

I could do to look at it again, see if I can find some nice detours 'cos most of it was a good ride.___

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2014-08-02 20:45:30 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Went for a ride on the new bike. Out past Royston, back through Nostel Priory and Wintersett.

It seems to be easier when you're going, but it's less stable at low speeds over trickier bits. Still, I think I prefer it as I don't often do many tricky bits these days.

Went for a ride on the new bike. Out past Royston, back through Nostel Priory and Wintersett.

It seems to be easier when you're going, but it's less stable at low speeds over trickier bits. Still, I think I prefer it as I don't often do many tricky bits these days.___

2014-07-30 18:45:02 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I went to +Halfords yesterday for a new bike. Apparently they won't sell one to you unless you give them your house address. They weren't delivering it, I had to wait to pick it up on Saturday.

In the end, because they wanted my address, I decided to leave it. That was six hundred quid they missed out on but it won't make too much of a dent in their profits.

That just confuses me though. It happened the other month at +Currys PC World. I wanted a vacuum cleaner. They wanted my address. There's no reason for it, they're not gonna come round and hoover up are they.

Anyway, their loss, my gain. I went to a local bike shop, they gave me a nice discount, chucked in some free climbing bars too. Spent £180 quid less on something similar.

Just psyching up to go for a spin.

http://www.thebikelist.co.uk/forme/alport-29-2-2014

I went to +Halfords yesterday for a new bike. Apparently they won't sell one to you unless you give them your house address. They weren't delivering it, I had to wait to pick it up on Saturday.

In the end, because they wanted my address, I decided to leave it. That was six hundred quid they missed out on but it won't make too much of a dent in their profits.

That just confuses me though. It happened the other month at +Currys PC World. I wanted a vacuum cleaner. They wanted my address. There's no reason for it, they're not gonna come round and hoover up are they.

Anyway, their loss, my gain. I went to a local bike shop, they gave me a nice discount, chucked in some free climbing bars too. Spent £180 quid less on something similar.

Just psyching up to go for a spin.

http://www.thebikelist.co.uk/forme/alport-29-2-2014___

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2014-07-27 21:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2014-07-21 20:15:31 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

Got myself one of those smart new Android watches. I think it's pretty groovy, I don't know what people mean about them being big and clunky.

Got myself one of those smart new Android watches. I think it's pretty groovy, I don't know what people mean about them being big and clunky.___

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2014-07-16 16:10:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Lovely! :)

Lovely! :)___

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2014-07-16 07:00:31 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Here be drag ons.



Here be drag ons.

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2014-07-13 23:02:40 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Keshia Thomas was 18 when the Ku Klux Klan, the white supremacist organisation, held a rally in her home town in Michigan.

Liberal, progressive and multicultural, Ann Arbor was an unusual place for the KKK to choose, and hundreds of people gathered to show them they were not welcome.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24653643

Keshia Thomas was 18 when the Ku Klux Klan, the white supremacist organisation, held a rally in her home town in Michigan.

Liberal, progressive and multicultural, Ann Arbor was an unusual place for the KKK to choose, and hundreds of people gathered to show them they were not welcome.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24653643___

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2014-07-13 07:47:18 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent researchers are trying to understand whether it really can tap the strange world of quantum physics.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27264552

A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent researchers are trying to understand whether it really can tap the strange world of quantum physics.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27264552___

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2014-07-12 08:34:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Saw this on reddit. Might be worth a bookmark.

Comprehensive list of how to remove stains:

Saw this on reddit. Might be worth a bookmark.

Comprehensive list of how to remove stains:___

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2014-07-06 16:25:33 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Went to see the Tour. Some chance. It was jam packed. Got into Holmfirth and that was it. Everything closed off, everyone standing about. Bloody French!

So I headed off up another road. Nice day. Took a lot of pics but didn't get any of the Tour.

Went to see the Tour. Some chance. It was jam packed. Got into Holmfirth and that was it. Everything closed off, everyone standing about. Bloody French!

So I headed off up another road. Nice day. Took a lot of pics but didn't get any of the Tour.___

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2014-06-08 20:14:24 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Found a graph on my sports tracker. I find Holme Moss bizarrely huge compared to something like Haigh Hill (the last peak) which I'm forever whining on about.

The video of the descent lasts forever, so I wouldn't bother watching it, but it's there for posterity. The Tour de France is coming up it next month (coincidentally they've finally done a lovely job of the road into Holmfirth).

If you watch the video in reverse and slow it down somewhat it'll give you an idea. I could have filmed going up I suppose but my slowest mile was 18:46 so it would have been even more boring. Incidentally the record for getting up it is something like six and a half minutes. It nearly took me that to get down it.

Okay I had the brakes on a lot or I would have been flying over the moors and breaking my neck. And you do get a lot of boy racers going up and down it testing... more »

Found a graph on my sports tracker. I find Holme Moss bizarrely huge compared to something like Haigh Hill (the last peak) which I'm forever whining on about.

The video of the descent lasts forever, so I wouldn't bother watching it, but it's there for posterity. The Tour de France is coming up it next month (coincidentally they've finally done a lovely job of the road into Holmfirth).

If you watch the video in reverse and slow it down somewhat it'll give you an idea. I could have filmed going up I suppose but my slowest mile was 18:46 so it would have been even more boring. Incidentally the record for getting up it is something like six and a half minutes. It nearly took me that to get down it.

Okay I had the brakes on a lot or I would have been flying over the moors and breaking my neck. And you do get a lot of boy racers going up and down it testing out the handling of their pride and joys, so imminent death potentially lurks around every corner.

I managed to dodge most of the rain even though there were some ominous looking black clouds on the way up. On one of the pictures you can see the showers in the distance.

I think that's my third weekend of doing it and doesn't seem to be getting easier.___

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2014-05-26 13:09:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The art of Jonty Hurwitz: http://www.jontyhurwitz.com

The art of Jonty Hurwitz: http://www.jontyhurwitz.com___

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2014-05-26 05:39:15 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Here's a thought +Google+. It would be nice if you could swipe a post away to mute it as you're scrolling through your stream.

Here's a thought +Google+. It would be nice if you could swipe a post away to mute it as you're scrolling through your stream.___

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2014-05-25 17:45:40 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Finally made it. It took me just over four hours to do nearly forty miles. That's not a very good average speed, but you try lugging my blubber up an 11% gradient. And the bike's not light either!

It's been something like 22 years since I last managed it.

Finally made it. It took me just over four hours to do nearly forty miles. That's not a very good average speed, but you try lugging my blubber up an 11% gradient. And the bike's not light either!

It's been something like 22 years since I last managed it.___

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2014-05-22 16:25:38 (12 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Jesus. I didn't realise it was this bad. Via +Lea S.

Hopefully it's formatted correctly. If not you can find it on 9gag here: http://m.9gag.com/gag/agy9QAv?ref=fb.s

Jesus. I didn't realise it was this bad. Via +Lea S.

Hopefully it's formatted correctly. If not you can find it on 9gag here: http://m.9gag.com/gag/agy9QAv?ref=fb.s___

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2014-05-21 21:25:32 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Went out last night and whupped my previous best time by over a minute (14.5 mph avg). The conditions were good. I put so much effort in I didn't have time to take anything in, except the odd fly here and there. Nearly choked on one just before mile twelve. That, and my chain coming off, meant I missed my target by twelve seconds.

So tonight I just went for a nice steady one and took loads of pics. I mean loads and loads.

I'm feeling really good, energy wise. My weight's up, dunno what that's about, but so are my times so I'm not too bothered.

The best thing about taking it easy is when you get to one of those hills that you normally dread and you just sail up it 'cos you've loads of spare energy.

This update seems pretty pointless btw. Have they added or improved anything?

Went out last night and whupped my previous best time by over a minute (14.5 mph avg). The conditions were good. I put so much effort in I didn't have time to take anything in, except the odd fly here and there. Nearly choked on one just before mile twelve. That, and my chain coming off, meant I missed my target by twelve seconds.

So tonight I just went for a nice steady one and took loads of pics. I mean loads and loads.

I'm feeling really good, energy wise. My weight's up, dunno what that's about, but so are my times so I'm not too bothered.

The best thing about taking it easy is when you get to one of those hills that you normally dread and you just sail up it 'cos you've loads of spare energy.

This update seems pretty pointless btw. Have they added or improved anything?___

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2014-05-17 15:32:35 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Bit off more than I could chew. Actually I didn't bite anything off, not since last night and that was my big mistake.

When I set out on today's bike ride, on my eternal quest to conquer Holme Moss, I could tell I had no energy, I was three minutes behind my twenty minute marker, but I carried on. It was too nice a day and I'd promised myself to go that little bit further than last time.

I eventually managed it, just over four hours and just under thirty eight miles. I had to have a little lay down at the bottom of the last hill (Haigh), but when I finally got home I'd dropped six pounds. Not too bad for a day's work.

Bit off more than I could chew. Actually I didn't bite anything off, not since last night and that was my big mistake.

When I set out on today's bike ride, on my eternal quest to conquer Holme Moss, I could tell I had no energy, I was three minutes behind my twenty minute marker, but I carried on. It was too nice a day and I'd promised myself to go that little bit further than last time.

I eventually managed it, just over four hours and just under thirty eight miles. I had to have a little lay down at the bottom of the last hill (Haigh), but when I finally got home I'd dropped six pounds. Not too bad for a day's work.___

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2014-05-11 19:35:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Flush with coke: UK so high on cocaine that users have ‘contaminated tap water’

Experts from the drinking water inspectorate found that cocaine use in Britain is now so high it has contaminated the drinking water supply, even after it has gone through intensive purification treatments, UK media reports.

http://rt.com/news/158232-cocaine-drinking-water-uk/

Flush with coke: UK so high on cocaine that users have ‘contaminated tap water’

Experts from the drinking water inspectorate found that cocaine use in Britain is now so high it has contaminated the drinking water supply, even after it has gone through intensive purification treatments, UK media reports.

http://rt.com/news/158232-cocaine-drinking-water-uk/___

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2014-05-11 18:44:32 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I'm gonna have to sort something out with my sports tracker app. It crashed again while taking pics. Lost 37 minutes of data. I've turned the auto back up off for now, see if that helps next time.

I've found it hard to get motivated this week. I've promised myself I'll go out Saturday to Wednesday as punishment for being lazy. Yeah right, we'll see how that works out.

It's a nice evening here, I should have stopped out longer.

I'm gonna have to sort something out with my sports tracker app. It crashed again while taking pics. Lost 37 minutes of data. I've turned the auto back up off for now, see if that helps next time.

I've found it hard to get motivated this week. I've promised myself I'll go out Saturday to Wednesday as punishment for being lazy. Yeah right, we'll see how that works out.

It's a nice evening here, I should have stopped out longer.___

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