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my guess is that only 20% max of us reclaim and the rest of us you try to grind down. 1st Class. while we’re here : 2 trains cancelled, claiming there were no delays. Screenshot proved otherwise even better the way are building new reclaim site - meanwhile re-routing claims to

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“BBC iPlayer sidesteps Adobe’s Flash”. Dear Auntie, what took you so long? http://t.co/2Tqu7viFp1 EU probes TVs over energy test scores (BBC). Here we go again, not as bad as VW’s cheating, but Samsung in sights http://t.co/HjhpvSQVjq “And I never shoot digital, so you never know what you are going to get”. Anton Corbijn in last […]

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where do I set the iOS app to metric please? Kunduz, Afghanistan — taken by Taliban เมือง Kunduz ในอัฟกานิสถาน — ถูกตาลีบันยึดครอง… http://t.co/ExgP5EhtvM

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Is your home about to get a lot smarter? (BBC). or how wi-fi enables devices makes your home vulnerable to hackers. http://t.co/YGTww1vKXD Medical devices attract hackers (BBC) “critical medical machines,such as MRI scanners,are available to access online” http://t.co/PQUMbsHM6x

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“deeply worrying that the political leaders of northern Norway want to limit ’s role as a provider of news and opinion” BarentsObserver Editor Thomas Nilsen is sacked with immediate effect http://t.co/Dq2x7xQsoB “The Bridge” S03E01. Time to get a proper camera. Supermoon exposing the limitations of the iPhone 6+ camera. http://t.co/6igULBzF59

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Croydon sunset, sun shining straight through the empty floors of the Nestlé building. Next for the supermoon. http://t.co/ZR9cmsmZcS

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As I could not respect Marcus Wareing more - the Masterchef man loves his Five Guys burger (Evening Standard). http://t.co/I5hsmBZFqr

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US government hack stole fingerprints of 5.6 million federal employees http://t.co/6n4L5jWvUk

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Blimey - where did this come from? Brand new, full on retrospective interview with John Foxx http://t.c… Well done Deloitte in authoring a 60-page report on Google’s «£11 billion» contribution to the the UK, without ONCE mentioning the word tax.

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Would you choose a former politician, who has never run a business of ANY size, to be CEO of Apple Computers or General Electric?

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Art critic Brian Sewell dies aged 84 (BBC). http://t.co/axe4YjnfJb

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31b St Mary’s Road http://t.co/Ot74rfn02k: «inspired by the US Case Study Houses scheme & van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House» Prepping for . Just one property on the list, but looks to be a gem: 31bSt Mary’s Road, 1965 modernist home by Foggo&Thomas. Cheating virus hits poker players (BBC): “shares the cards with the virus’s creators […]

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Not a Corbynite man by any means, but looks like politics and the public is not ready for a man of principle. Pragmatism (ie republican, but in no rush to get rid of monarchy; singing “GSTQ” as an atheist) is OK, but a principled man sticks w ideals. People offended by Corbyn not lip syncing […]

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#NowPlaying “Better Than This” by Ane Brun from When I’m Free (Deluxe) Ane channelling Kate Bush. ♫ http://t.co/GliofkzfnH http://t.co/GDzYRAhgEj? The Top 100 Norwegian records of all time as selected by musicians (big holes though, according to me). Murdoch’s demands #JeremyCorbyn show The Queen respect, after they recently called her a Nazi #AnthemGate http… A good […]

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Did designers at deliberately want to upset those folks with OCD? This tortures me every time here! http:/… Don’t bother buying computers for schools, says OECD report “cannot point to improved reading, maths or science”. http://t.co/akvwpUagbB “Timex’s upcoming fitness watch goes back to analog”. Best looking fitness tracker yet (& that includes Apple Watch). http://t.co/TpUUluwQMu […]

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http://t.co/POd6MhxGIc? «Ledecky took 38 strokes per 50m pool length … 7 strokes less than runnerup … ». Importance of vessel shaping. Top of the league! Norwegian Air () proudly tops league,worst company in compensating for flight delays http://t.co/jPmfjANZys

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but 8 out of 9 models don’t wear socks for autumn? Might work in Cali, but no socks is not an option for a muggy October in London. Boom. Sunday Times thumps through the letter box with extras including autumn catatalogue with nice tweed jackets etc, BUT http://t.co/S4gabJOHoe Some good stills of the Varming house […]

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http://t.co/rGIkbvsmxt «Franklin’s data was key to the double helix model, but the ‘stealing’ myth stems from Watson’s memoir” that is one big webcam. The Premier League continues to be the best in the world despite having no-one very good in it. Its like The Happy Mondays. You have to WAIT for AA on Pokerstars? Blessings: […]

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Grand Designs kicks off new series with a very extravagant house http://t.co/ll5gFtjSTb via on the basis of the title of the sampler and its avocado green cover I’m #nowplaying (and it’s got Underworld and R… http://t.co/9LHjPn1Hmq Reading aound 50% of my literature electronically (Nook, not Kindle) these days, but still bring in plenty of dead […]

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Watching “Hunted” on the web. Forgot to the turn on the VPN, but using a one-time email address if nothing else. “Why Apple shouldn’t be selling a 16GB iPhone 6S”. As I’ve said before: I can’t understand why there’s no 32GB iPhone http://t.co/WrGSxwzNqA Apple’s “Hey Siri” Event in Less Than 10 Minutes (Engadget). Did Apple […]

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“Ashley Madison’s terms and conditions told users it ran fake accounts”. Clever, coz everyone will read the T&Cs. http://t.co/wSQD9aVe74

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Very pleased for Wayne Rooney. A tremendous talent and good man. That said, I bet Harry Kane’s slyly doing a few mental sums… Richard Rogers’ prefabricated housing for homeless people opens in south London http://t.co/Xh7bQklW1J via come on, surely it was on purpose? Oxford Street, as long as no one gets in trouble. Latest series […]

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“When I had typed the last line, I rolled the title page back into the machine and stared at it … Not a word has been changed since”. People don’t expect DOD-level security but, Seagate, please stop adding hidden hardcoded root logins to hard drives. http://… Iceland reach Euro 2016 but Lars Lagerback insists: ‘Nelson […]

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That from Sunday Times biz section. Maybe green energy is both quicker to construct and cheaper? and cost is likely to go up: “A similar EDF plant … 3 times over budget and fallen 6 years behind schedule”. Hinkley Point will be 2x size The nuclear future is not quite here and when it comes […]

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“Photograph 51”. Good acting all over, more humour than expected, set design not great (why not use progress leading to #51?)’. 4* thx to NK don’t forget your shoes Ólafur Off to see Nicole Kidman and friends with . Opening night for “Photograph 51”. Hipster night for the Saga generation. «Show Me a Hero» E01-E06. […]

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“Spotify updates its controversial privacy policy”. Same policy, better explained. http://t.co/WEf5M3A6GQ opening night and all - smug. http://t.co/gCpOfHXncr Yamaguchi-gumi split as reported in The Guardian (where I first picked up on this story). And it looks like Jake Adelstein is now back in Japan, reporting on a split within the Yamaguchi-gumi http://t.co/K8OyNalBI7

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https://t.co/LAOENUBpva Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, circulation around 10 million. I didn’t know Yamaguchi-gumi is world’s largest crime group or Yomiuri Shimbun the largest paper until I read Jake Edelstein’s “Tokyo Vice”. http://t.co/oOe2KrcWND In case you missed it - Hatton Garden Safe Deposit has gone into liquidation: “Following the robbery, trade dried up” “WHSmith mistakenly emails customer […]

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One modernist estate you missed out on in your OpenHouse guide: the listed Atelier 5 designed St Bernard’s in Croydon. Disgrace lasts shorter with powerful friends. Cameron’s friends Brooks and Clarkson are back in business. Tragic mistake with HIV email leak. Instead of using an email list the HIV clinic used “cut&paste” and BCC field, […]

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http://t.co/fufvjrJZWW Open House soon, so visit St Bernard’s Houses, Croydon’s finest modernist estate (part Park Hill scheme by Wates).

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http://t.co/Jk3AdmWVNu Longboarding in Norway. These girls are ready for next James Bond movie (surprised long boarding hasn’t been done) Ashley Madison site ‘still growing’ (BBC) “hundreds of thousands” of new members”. I worry about the human race. http://t.co/L1jVxU98uD “Let them in and let them earn.” Excellent piece from http://t.co/3JY6vTmNAb http://t.co/ZnrSTo4plb Oliver Sacks and Wes Craven […]

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More trouble for F-35B, the Russians and Chinese are developing “stealth hunting” drones (KRET, “Divine Eagle” using VHF to detect the plane Too slow (31st over 5K, 16th over 10), Nurmi 5 Olympic golds in 6 days, Zatopek won 5K, 20K and marathon treble in 52, Viren 2*2 Olympics. Excellent piece in The Times on […]

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The Imitation Game (2014) #IMDb Good, possibly too dramatised (?), on Turing and the Enigma. 4* http://t.co/GJ9O7q8Uv3

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https://t.co/tToywyAc1L good looking element Scandium (Sc, atomic number 21).

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“Migrants surge to new record” headline in . Well hurrah and welcome. the first 1500m heat, with Charlie Grice in fourth in 3:43.21 - but Henrik Ingebrigtsen doesn’t make the cut and is in danger i…

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From London to the rest of the world : this is how to queue for the bus. http://t.co/ZEteCZoWWL

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Marshall McLuhan’s 1969 Deck of Cards For Out-of-the-Box Thinking http://t.co/3tJk93oq04 beating Eno’s Oblique Strategies by years Paved with good intentions (in this case anti-slip concrete), grim end result. East Croydon station ruined (by whom?) http://t.co/oNzWZ6SvwT Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack http://t.co/IruDXsQxqQ Digital surveillance ‘worse than Orwell’ says new UN privacy chief […]

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True Detective S02E01-E08. Disappointing after excellent first series. E07 the best of the lot. The drab bar singer is set up for parody. 2* “Only nine of the 120 companies in the North Sea are profitable and ,thus pay tax” … Norway are you listening? It was fun while it lasted North Sea might soon […]

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#nowplaying one of two songs called “Privacy Policy” for ♫ http://t.co/xZ34xwgzp4 North Korea prepared to risk ‘all-out war’ as Kim Jong-un puts troops on alert http://t.co/W7draD2yeZ … as Apple Music is nowhere near as mature as your offering. Holding on to my guns for now, but annoyed. and I’m patient enough to wait to see […]

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“Pavement explosions pose ‘life risk’ ” (BBC). 40 incidents last year. Walkers, take care out there. http://t.co/mG0xWUCoEz «I’m sure there are millions of AshleyMadison users who wish it weren’t so, but there is every indication this dump is the real deal» Krebs. re-install works. Took two tries to get Chromecast connected properly but so far, […]

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“Hackers dump stolen Ashley Madison data onto the Dark Web”. Well they promised to. http://t.co/P9PRrLdCDF or indeed the architectural state of East Croydon station itself - it’s rotting in the name of commerce and health&safety well at least I escaped that. While you are here: you should get an architecture critic to look at the […]