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Adventures in the Lea Valley by David Campany

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:15:00 GMT

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Five on Brexit Island

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:14:00 GMT

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Empire Games by Charles Stross

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:14:00 GMT

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Death's End (Remembrance of Earth's Past) by Cixin Liu

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:13:00 GMT

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The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth's Past) by Cixin Liu

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:13:00 GMT

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2016 - Music of the year - List of Lists

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:06:00 GMT

2016 - Music of the year - List of Lists Lots of good stuff in here and it's not all Kanye West, David Bowie and Solange. If you only look at a couple, check out White Noise - Albums and Tracks. http://whitenoisemusic.co.uk/best-tracks-2016/ --- http://www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk/wordpress/ http://dangerousminds.net/comments/graham_duffs_epic_best_albums_of_2016_mega-post http://www.datatransmission.co.uk/blog/dt-top-40-djs-2016/ http://www.datatransmission.co.uk/blog/dt-top-40-rising-djs-2016/ https://djmag.com/features/tunes-2016 http://dis11.herokuapp.com/in_depth/4150679-drowned-in-sounds-16-favourite-albums-of-2016 http://www.dummymag.com/lists/the-25-best-albums-of-2016 http://www.dummymag.com/lists/the-10-best-artists-of-2016 http://www.dummymag.com/videos/the-10-best-music-videos-of-2016 http://www.dummymag.com/lists/the-10-best-remixes-of-2016 http://www.dummymag.com/lists/the-25-best-tracks-of-2016 http://www.electronicbeats.net/most-rinsed-tracks-of-2016/ http://www.electronicbeats.net/best-clubs-that-closed-2016/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/08/best-music-videos-2016/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/11/the-20-best-bandcamp-releases-of-2016/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/12/best-house-techno-tracks-2016/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/03/best-club-tracks-2016-astral-plane/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/17/best-rap-albums-2016/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/13/best-albums-of-2016/ http://www.factmag.com/2016/12/20/50-best-tracks-2016/ http://www.gillespetersonworldwide.com/wwa-2017-album-of-the-year-shortlist-vote-now/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/gorilla-vs-bears-albums-of-2016/ http://www.gorillavsbear.net/gorilla-vs-bears-songs-of-2016/ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/30/the-best-albums-of-2016 http://hypem.com/zeitgeist/2016 http://includemeout2.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/2016-music-of-year.html http://inverted-audio.com/feature/2016-in-retrograde/ http://www.last.fm/features/post/2259045%3Afeature%3A77d526ef-140f-4ea6-b14a-61b8be8eb1d0 http://mixmag.net/feature/top-100-tracks-2016/ http://mixmag.net/feature/the-top-20-record-labels-of-2016 http://mixmag.net/feature/top-20-breakthrough-djs-of-2016/ http://mixmag.net/feature/the-top-50-albums-of-2016 http://apps.npr.org/best-music-2016/list/top-albums/ http://www.phonicarecords.com/year/best-of-2016-albums/68/75 http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9980-the-50-best-albums-of-2016/ http://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/9981-the-100-best-songs-of-2016/ http://thequietus.com/articles/21429-albums-of-the-year-2016 http://thequietus.com/articles/21471-bokeh-versions-atlantikwall-preston-field-audio-tapes-of-the-year-2016 http://thequietus.com/articles/21438-jazz-albums-of-the-year-review-wadada-leo-smith-donny-mccaslin-esperanza-spalding http://thequietus.com/articles/21468-best-compilations-mixes-reissues-2016 http://thequietus.com/articles/21501-the-quietus-tracks-of-the-year-2016 http://thequietus.com/articles/21504-hyperspecific-of-2016 http://www.redbull.com/au/en/music/stories/1331832338802/the-21-best-albums-of-2016 https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2857 Top DJs https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2858 Top Live Acts https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2859 Top Albums https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2860 Top Labels http://www.ryewax.com/single-post/2016/12/31/The-Best-of-2016-End-of-Year-Whatever http://www.self-titledmag.com/2016/12/31/110-records-worth-hearing-at-least-once/ https://speakerspushair.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/albums-of-the-year-2016/ http://www.stampthewax.com/2016/12/23/tracks-of-2016-hiphop-rb-soul/ http://www.stampthewax.com/2016/12/31/tracks-of-2016-best-of-the-rest/ http://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2016-favorite-50-music-releases http://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-20-best-7s-of-2016/ http://thevinylfactory.com/features/the-50-best-albums-of-2016/ http://whitenoisemusic.co.uk/best-albums-201[...]



The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 23:02:00 GMT

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Here’s The Thing With Ad Blocker detection code.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:44:00 GMT

Here’s The Thing With Ad Blocker detection code.

I get it: Ads aren’t what I'm here for. But ads help the site keep the lights on. So, I've added your site to my ad blocker’s whitelist.

So why are you still showing me the adblocker warning message and preventing me from reading your content?

Could it be because I've got doubleclick in my /etc/hosts file pointing at localhost because I don't particularly want doubleclick and google tracking everything I do, everywhere on the web. Can't your adblocker detection code tell the difference?

Oh well. That's another site I'll try and remember not to click through to.

So what do the common adblocker detection libraries actually look for?
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UK Gov transport just got pwned again by a bunch of graphic designers doing a Banksy.

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:08:00 GMT

UK Gov transport just got pwned again by a bunch of graphic designers doing a Banksy.

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"Are they wearing a big coat to hide something?"
"See It, Say It, Sorted"

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-rail-security-campaign-starts-today-see-it-say-it-sorted

I think what you have is a bunch of middle management on both sides (gov and agency) going through the motions. Employing designers who can't resist making it just slightly tongue in cheek. After a bunch of meetings involving powerpoint and chocolate biscuits, somebody who doesn't really know what they're doing signs off on it. The next thing you know, the marketing department have organised a photo opportunity for a Minister, A Senior Policeman and a Senior Railway executive to launch the campaign.

Meanwhile, the designer is in a trendy bar, eating sliders, laughing to his friends about his latest ridiculous commission. And his bosses treat themselves to a board meeting in the OXO tower to celebrate how much money they made out of the campaign.

This modern world, eh!

Reminds me of TFL's "Secure beneath the watchful eyes" campaign and the "Don't rely on others, if you suspect it report it" anti-terrorist posters of a couple of years ago. "Suspicious activity can include: Someone noticeably behaving differently for no obvious reason".

Who are you looking at?

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Handyman, Pest controller, Derek "Del Boy" Trotter? Report him. He's probably up to no good.

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Hawkwind had it right. "Think only of yourself".

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I've got one of these frame locks, am happy with it and now I want to buy another one (UK). But I'm ...

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:49:00 GMT

I've got one of these frame locks, am happy with it and now I want to buy another one (UK). But I'm drawing a blank from all the usual sources, like Amazon, eBay, Evans, etc. I'm even having trouble sourcing one from Germany/France.

It must be the LH NKR variant that is screw mounted and allows the key to be removed. I'd prefer black but would accept black-silver.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ABUS-Bicycle-Lock-4850-Black/dp/B001BADNJ8
https://www.abus.com/uk/Mobile-Security/Bike-Safety-and-Security/Locks/Frame-Locks/Amparo-4850-Black
(image)  ABUS Bicycle Lock 4850 LH/SP (NKR), 8.5 mm, Black: : Sports & Outdoors »
Buy ABUS Bicycle Lock 4850 LH/SP (NKR), 8.5 mm, Black at Amazon UK. Free delivery on eligible orders.

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Farr is a boutique electronic dance festival on July 13-14-15. Near Baldock on the A1, 30 miles north...

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:47:00 GMT

Farr is a boutique electronic dance festival on July 13-14-15. Near Baldock on the A1, 30 miles north of London. Think 3 nights of clubbing rather than a "festival" festival with some well known House and Techno names.

I've got access again to a limited number of tickets at the "Super Early Bird" price of £75+£6 instead of the regular £90. Available at the link below.

https://tickets.farrfestival.co.uk/rep/jbond-farr-2017
http://www.farrfestival.co.uk/

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:36:00 GMT


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Don't eat the seed corn.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:07:00 GMT

Don't eat the seed corn.

We're going to need all the fossil fuel that's left to create a world where we don't need it any more.

Discuss.

http://cassandralegacy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/the-sowers-way-some-comments.html
(image)  The Sower's Way: some comments »
Image: sower by Vincent Van Gogh The publication of the paper "The Sower's way: Quantifying the Narrowing Net-Energy Pathways to a Global Energy Transition" by Sgouridis, Csala, and Bardi, has generated some debate on the "Ca...

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