Daily Digest for April 28th

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"There is no evidence … that ‘natural’ fruit juices are any better than synthetic fizzy drinks such as Coca-Cola". http://t.co/oruSocfJHc
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That’s from Sunday Times piece on juices, fizzy drinks, smoothies, vitamin "water" etc. Eat fruit, don’t drink it.
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Free idea for the government: copy Denmark’s massive hospital build project (over a dozen to be built). Happy staff, patients, taxpayers.

Daily Digest for April 27th

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"I once argued with a man that believed that the CIA had blown up the Twin Towers. It was like eel-wrestling". Janice Turner/Times (on MMR).
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RT @johnrobb77: Bid from Monochrome Set - my top 10 albums - Louder Than War http://t.co/8g1TvmSsmP
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Heading north of the river soon for Monochrome Set at Bush Hall. The Set’s "Strange Boutique" one of the most beautiful record covers ever.
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RT @themonoset: Forthcoming shows listed here: http://t.co/FVWlXnF0JJ

Daily Digest for April 24th

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Tomorrow will be different.

Daily Digest for April 23rd

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"Head of Keyboard". Nope, not Rick Wakeman - but job advert for senior piano teacher as on page 50 in today’s Evening Standard.
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"Expensive art is essentially a private form of currency traded among the very rich". Jaron Lanier on how the rich embrace new tokens.

Daily Digest for April 21st

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Norway’s ruling Labour Party says "yes" to drilling in Lofoton,?spawning for Atlantic cod: "First we take River Alta, then we take Lofoten".

Daily Digest for April 20th

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Someone is getting rich on on online gaming (not you). Bet365 family £925 mill, V Chandler 160, BetFred bros 850, Parasol/Leon (Party) 667.
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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) http://t.co/tMRHZ4rrDE #IMDb Brilliant Latin-American crime/love story. Oscar winner 4/5.
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Mean Streets (1973) http://t.co/ia82I4WhJR #IMDb 3/5.

Daily Digest for April 19th

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RT @Michael_Yon: Chaotic scene in Boston area after explosions, gunfire, fatal shooting of MIT campus officer… http://t.co/lupez23wi8

Daily Digest for April 15th

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Not sure "USS Ponce" is a suitable name for the ship that will carry the US’s new laser cannon. Hardly going to scare Kim Jung-un is it?
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Daily Digest for April 13th

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"You should make the best case you can for the truth, as complicated as it might be sometimes". Statician Nate Silver in The Times.
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"Doing the funky chicken" - US soldier slang for the effects of a chemical attack: drooling, anxiety, giddiness, lack of breath, defecation
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involuntary urination, cramps, ucontrollable twitching and so on. These is what now might be used in Syria according to The Times.
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When I was in the Norwegian army (80s) we were trained on what to do just in case (cover up, gas mask on, use your atropine if attacked).
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Update of Skype hi-jacking Chrome settings. New home page, new Skype plugin installed in the browser and Skype starting on boot. Shocking.

Daily Digest for April 12th

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Listened to 5 songs.
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#nowplaying ♫ Low Country Blues – Gregg Allman http://t.co/SxwWyrQAJL #Spotify

Daily Digest for April 11th

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♫ Overgrown – James Blake http://t.co/vnFShbYTAw #Spotify
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Listened to 43 songs.
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Mobile phone karma: if you insist on trying to book an appointment by shouting down your phone on a packed train you deserve to be cut.

Daily Digest for April 10th

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"18 degrees in London by Sunday" according to the BBC’s weatherman. About bloody time.

Daily Digest for April 9th

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"Great fortunes are being made on shrinking the economy instead of growing it". Jaron Lanier in "Who Owns the Future".

Daily Digest for April 8th

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"The sort of man who buys his own furniture". Tory MP Michael Jopling on Michael Heseltine. Class pitfalls in The Sunday Times.

Daily Digest for April 7th

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FT in short: Apple not respecting Chinese consumers, Google disresprecting European privacy laws, Amazon ripping off their German workers.
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"If consumers don’t
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emotional pull." Sharon Graubard in FT.

Daily Digest for April 6th

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Secret State (2012– ) http://t.co/Z8BM1Z72rM #IMDb E03 and E04. Well cast TV-thriller. Scarily close to today’s news (bank bailouts, nukes).
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then C&W soap Nashville (2012– ) http://t.co/MKJpMogzkb #IMDb S01E01 after getting a recommendation and finally Boss S01E03.
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The Good Wife, Nashville, Boss: why I love More 4 thursdays (Deborah Orr, Guardian) http://t.co/QA3IXJWCxG

Daily Digest for April 5th

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Debenhams sign up affable Patrick Grant (of TV-series "Savile Row", "Great British Sewing Bee") for winter range (i) http://t.co/xNqWnkONH4
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