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Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/5npujc7lHw” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/5npujc7lHw Security slip-ups in 1Password and other password managers ‘extremely worrying’ • The Registe… <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/Ojlergtj51” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/Ojlergtj51 ICYMI: San Diego’s smart street lights and Norway’s robotic sea snakes <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/4erZqz96Ke” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/4erZqz96Ke How we made Cockney Rebel’s Make […]

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Recode: ‘Uber’s SVP of Engineering Is Out After He Did Not Disclose He Left Google in a Dispute Over a Sexual… <a rel="nofollow" href="https://…” target=”_blank”>https://… My response on Reddit to saying that the US isn’t rich enough for #basicincome & that welfare is better. https… Wow. What a goal from Drinkwater. Feels like Leicester’s players […]

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if you are on Facebook you are probably being used and manipulated Scary how Facebook and big data allegedly was used and is being used by Trump’s puppeteers to promote hard right Ayn Rand philosophies Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/1jGGkTjlDn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/1jGGkTjlDn <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/WvoqALzQfn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/WvoqALzQfn Russia, […]

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disappointed Copenhagen is not doing more to attract Fintech companies. English speaking people, good comms, great city, good beer Hi-tech financial firms flee UK amid doubts over Brexit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/ILCNZyGXkd” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/ILCNZyGXkd Melania Trump would have been priority to be deported under new immigration rules <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/qJ5YhfYk3r” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/qJ5YhfYk3r This doesn’t sound like the most […]

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Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears • The Register <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/TkL6d3Hcxz” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/TkL6d3Hcxz Arctic seed vault grows as defense against food crisis <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/Wsab8lvFRF” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/Wsab8lvFRF Editor of . contacted me. We are talking on Monday. Hmmm Bring it BACK… with MODs! Psion 5 storms great tech revival poll • Best portable keyboard ever, […]

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If anyone has a spare ticket for Peter Hammill at residency Thu 2, Fri 3, Sat 4 March then I’ll buy it from you. Any night is good. After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchin… Leicester sack Ranieri less than 10 months after […]

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French elections: Emmanuel Macron and François Bayrou form alliance <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/wRgWctCrkr” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/wRgWctCrkr “Work is the curse of the drinking classes.” — Oscar Wilde as the article mentions: countries like Norway, Germany, Netherlands have returns of 95%+ using deposit schemes. Soft drinks giant gives backing to bottle deposit scheme <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/M3q3qfEbfk” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/M3q3qfEbfk (paywall). Finally […]

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How to Bury a Major #Breach Notification <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/TOvkQ12yL8” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/TOvkQ12yL8 #KrebsOnSecurity <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/x0lvKM8Rfn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/x0lvKM8Rfn Any chance of an update to your calculators for 2017/2018 tax-year please? Confessions of Carlos Kaiser: Football’s biggest conman 😯 ➡️ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/aqPBIvSz9C” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/aqPBIvSz9C <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/771k127tAE” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/771k127tAE Southern commuters now remove addresses from CV, often under advice […]

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Hamilton Hall: London’s rowdiest station pub <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/LvlTBpML54” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/LvlTBpML54 <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/6M4Ga5SbU9” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/6M4Ga5SbU9 Awesome, on #thesimpsons #schach #chess <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/aWETcS0OqI” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/aWETcS0OqI Oxford University set to break with tradition and open a foreign campus - after France offers Brexit sweetener <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/…” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/… Experts thought I’d only last three days. I showed them. […]

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STUNNING statement by ND Gov — he’s worried about #StandingRock camp being “ecological disaster” under Missouri River bu… if you are interested in his personal and family life it is and as such it works (cause there is a lot to tell). 3* doc “Zero K” done. “Flamethrowers” by Rachel Kushner next? Also dipping in and out […]

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This is good. Apparently on a wall somewhere in Islington. <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/UpYmZsYkHZ” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/UpYmZsYkHZ Oslo Airport’s (now deleted) tweet imitating a certain world leader <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/X7LbGQercm” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/X7LbGQercm <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/mTNO5kv32Y” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/mTNO5kv32Y Uber drivers are driving themselves out of a job. More profit for Uber equals an earlier arrival at a future destination w driverless […]

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Dutch town adds ‘Lightlines’ to alert distracted pedestrians <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/zbxlv4emvQ” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/zbxlv4emvQ The leakers & journos who exposed Gen Flynn wd face 14 yrs in jail in the UK with new Espionage Act <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/rdtikC79pd” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/rdtikC79pd cause and effect <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/JIWPEB0jxH” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/JIWPEB0jxH got one as an xmas present #coffeetablebook <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/9JWX0nx8Xz” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/9JWX0nx8Xz […]

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Entrepreneurs. If you spot “a gap in the market”, the chances are the gap is there for a reason. Work out the reason befor… Daimler is going all-electric with ‘Smart’ cars in North America <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/RmFWN0MJWj” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/RmFWN0MJWj takes the nuclear option Lloyds Bank is ‘close to choosing Berlin as a European base after Brexit’ […]

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<a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/NYa4EsUSFO” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/NYa4EsUSFO RIP Joan Pick, Since 1973 a low-energy, raw-food ascete. Mensa-member and Croydon “Running Lady” /cc Such incredible stats from Tokyo’s desirable central Minato-ku district, … Tokyo 142k a year, L… . doubles down on universal basic income: ‘It’s going to be necessary’ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/AMrgMbWuja” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/AMrgMbWuja <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/T…” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/T… Doomsday […]

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Renewables didn’t cause South Australia’s blackout – and the PM knew it all along <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/kCN15GY16Z” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/kCN15GY16Z “The price of a work of art is an index of pure irrational desire, and nothing is more manipulable than desire” Robert Hughes (via artsdesk) ‘intelligence official, who stated that “since January 20, we’ve assumed that the […]

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Elon Musk in union spat after wrongly calling Tesla worker a paid agitator <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/x8tH05d0hn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/x8tH05d0hn #NowPlaying Wrong Baby by Colder. Derivative, but in a vv good way. ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/ZiTFTSwVYi” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/ZiTFTSwVYi #NowPlaying Midnight Fever (feat. Owlle) by Colder, Owlle. Big fan of Colder. ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/BTGoIj4jcp” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/BTGoIj4jcp #NowPlaying Mango Coconut by […]

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Top-notch analysis of how Trump’s “commercial, deal-making” outlook goes awry when it comes to litigation and the courts.… #NowPlaying The Rain by Colder ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/neND4RmV21” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/neND4RmV21 Abstract: Netflix’s New Documentary Series About “the Art of Design” Premieres Today <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/lpXFLdEvMh” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/lpXFLdEvMh via Boom. #NowPlaying Pie IX by Suuns ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/68XxLNF9To” […]

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#NowPlaying The Rain by Colder ♫ https://t.co/neND4RmV21 Abstract: Netflix’s New Documentary Series About “the Art of Design” Premieres Today https://t.co/lpXFLdEvMh via Boom. #NowPlaying Pie IX by Suuns ♫ https://t.co/68XxLNF9To #NowPlaying Collapsing New People by Fad Gadget ♫ https://t.co/KPi8eO87vb #NowPlaying On Reflection by Gentle Giant. The finest prog. Vocals. ♫ https://t.co/2IMS1ejIlz #NowPlaying Going For The One […]

Time capsule for sale: 1960s Robert Clark-designed midcentury property in Webster, New York, USA

1960s Robert Clark-designed midcentury property in Webster, New York, USA As far as we can see, it is the first time on the market for this 1960s Robert Clark-designed midcentury property in Webster, New York, USA. 1960s Robert Clark-designed midcentury property in Webster, New York, USA But you probably worked that out from a glance […]

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When concrete buildings drive people mad - https://t.co/ve8anKV1PX German state buys USB stick said to hold evidence of €600m in tax avoidance. Expensive stick at €5m. https://t.co/dslCOBbdKC

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Browser-Based iOS 9.1/9.2 Jailbreak Wins $1M Bounty, Will Be Sold. https://t.co/7yWjZdqHgu

The Best Pubs Near London Train Stations

Whether you’re waiting for a train, or have arranged to meet a friend near a mutually-handy station, you’ll want somewhere decent to get a drink. That’s why we’ve made this list of pubs near central London train stations. Every pub listed is less than a seven-minute jog from bar to platform. Some of them are on […]

Lee Ufan: From Point, From Line, From Wind. Pace Gallery, London

Until 31st October 2015, Pace London presents its first solo exhibition of work by Korean-born artist Lee Ufan. The exhibition follows Ufan’s 2014 solo exhibition at Château de Versailles. Lee Ufan is a founding member of Mono-ha (“Object School”) and mediates on gesture and nature. The artist developed seven major series throughout his career, four […]

On the market: 1960s architect-designed modernist property in Trollasen, Sweden

1960s architect-designed modernist property in Trollasen, Sweden Not too far our of Gothenburg is this rather stylish 1960s architect-designed modernist property in Trollasen, Sweden. It is on the market too. 1960s architect-designed modernist property in Trollasen, Sweden The house dates from 1961 and has obviously benefited from very sympathetic owners over the subsequent 50+ years. […]

On the market: 1960s Harley Sherlock-designed modernist townhouse in London N6

1960s Harley Sherlock-designed modernist townhouse in London N6 Had a feeling this had been covered in the past, but the archives say it was a different, but similar property. It wouldn’t matter anyway, as this 1960s Harley Sherlock-designed modernist townhouse in London N6 has recently been refurbished, so worth a new shout regardless. 1960s Harley […]

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I’m interested to know who these “leading” experts are and for TalkTalk to name them. So TalkTalk’s “heads and shoulders” cybersecurity as done by leading experts was taken down by a simple SQL-injection done by a 15 yo kid?

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China syndrome in #Croydon with Lansdowne Road deal https://t.co/loVIkxeoCz … No 1 Croydon was love at first sight and still follow FYB, but it was Jonathan Meades’s series on bunkers & brutalism that opened my eyes. Fuck Yeah Brutalism blogger Michael Abrahamson makes the Sunday Times Culture mag. Le Corb, not Corbyn. #NowPlaying “Oceanic I […]

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“TalkTalk Hackers Demanded £80K in Bitcoin”. Krebs on TalkTalk, seem like SQL injection (ie trivial) hack. https://t.co/GRvsiwtfxo

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Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was ‘secure’, not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed https://t.co/tUxVUeO1ir Quite surprised by this, thought the Russia-Norway border was hard to cross. Well it probably still is if you are going into Russia. “a lucrative trade in bicycles has opened up, with migrants buying bikes and pedalling the final […]

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Admittedly long time since I did my degree in Computer Engineering/Science - but whatever happened to proper data architecture and security? Hackers response: we don’t need no stupid password (and why don’t you use two-factor auth?). Bank detail?: we already have them thx. “TalkTalk reassured customers it would never ask for a password or bank […]

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via Times piece on the star KIC 8462852. Dyson sphere:”hypothetical megastructure … completely encompasses a star and captures … all of its power output” https://t.co/j6AcIE5E2J “too tall for the helicopter … to carry him … and returned by ambulance - allegedly without having settled his brothel bill”. ST on Odom “The internet didn’t kill Playboy; […]

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Typical blog headlines: X selects 10 books that everyone should read or 10 records everyone should hear and so on. Time on this please.

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legerdemain - “sleight of hand”, “deceitful cleverness”. First time I’ve ever come across this one (FT on the company Theranos and rigging). Hilla Becher, photographer of water towers and kilns and other industrial buildings - RIP. And you wonder while Britain wants to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights. Blood < money. […]

Current Obsessions: Serenity Now

Here’s a look at a few things that grabbed us this week. Above: Ikea has unveiled plans to add movable walls to their lineup in 2018. Photograph by Erik Undéhn. A graphic guide to cabinet pulls.  There’s a right way and a wrong way to clean a toaster.  Above: If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, […]

Five city hacks that every Londoner should know

Five city hacks that every Londoner should know Ever wondered how to nab a cab during a rainy rush hour? Secure a ticket to a sold-out show? Get served in a heaving bar? The pros give Dan Frost the tricks… 43 fun things to do in London this weekend The weekend’s rolled round again and […]

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Father beat New York teen with cord in fatal church attack: police http://t.co/rpNf6dgRa3

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Beating your own child do death. What religious nutters do in the name of their god. http://t.co/RMawtjmtyv

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Good concept and great ending for «Hunted». Thanks to the driver of the #100 bus picking me up at Blackfriars after the driver of the 00:25 #388 decided to leave at 00:23.

Professor Shoelace Teaches how to tie your shoes super fast with a knot

Ian Fieggen’s OFFICIAL “Ian Knot” tutorial video. Teaches how to tie your shoes super fast with a knot that has the same or better security than the two other most common shoelace knots. Besides being faster, the Ian Knot is also more symmetrical, works equally for right or left handed people, and has fewer steps […]

DIY: Upgraded Ikea Wood Countertops

Noticed lately in high-end projects: appealing dark wood countertops, finished with a sheen. Here’s how to get the look for less. The Inspiration There’s a lot to like about this kitchen by UK designer Patrick Williams of Berdoulat; the polished dark wood countertops, the wall-mounted dish rack painted white, and the sparkly glass pendant lights. […]