Monthly Archives: August 2006

Interesting fact of the day – Japan and Russia have yet to sign a peace treaty

There is still disagreement over the ownership of four islands (Shikotan, Kunashiri, Etorofu and the Habomai islets) that were seized by Soviet troops at the end of World War II. When I think of Japan, I don’t realise how close … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh and friend

Here Samantha performs her world-famous beer impression although Winnie seems a little brassed off by it all. We learnt that the bear of little brain character, Winnie The Pooh, was based on an encounter by A. A. Milne’s sone with … Continue reading

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Cars – see it today

Just been to see the Pixar/Disney movie “Cars” and it was excellent. It is really amazing how they can produce films this good – not just from an animation point of view but with such great story-telling. The finale had … Continue reading

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What’s going on?

The Coca-Cola Football League Championship Table     P GD PTS 4 Birmingham 5 +1 10 5 Wolverhampton 5 +1 10 6 West Brom 4 +3 8 Incredible results – ex-Premiership teams Birmingham and West Brom jostling for promotion with … Continue reading

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And then there were eight…

Pluto has been relegated as the “Big 8” from a breakaway Premiership league. Pluto may appeal, citing unfavourable voting conditions as most of the attendees at end of the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) 10-day General Assembly in Prague had gone … Continue reading

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Bugbash

Microsoft’s internal newsletter, MicroNews, used to carry Dilbert strips every issue but a couple of years ago they gave the spot to Hans Bjordahl’s “Bug Bash”. Initially I wasn’t too happy – everybody loves Dilbert – but Hans’ cartoon strip … Continue reading

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Wiki Wiki Wiki

First step on the way to being a Wikipedia contributor – uploading a simple photo of the ruined Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth that I took yesterday. Next step is to edit the Wikipedia entry for the Church so that the … Continue reading

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Bug’s Eye View

So how much do you think this whizzy lens attachment cost? Any guesses? About 5p – it’s kiddie’s toy held in front of the camera J

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The lengths some people will go to for a decent Freeview reception

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The Spinnaker Tower gets everywhere

I quite like the Spinnaker Tower – it looks very impressive and can be seen from miles away but I can see why some of the older members of my family are not so happy. Nobody was consulted as to … Continue reading

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