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Dorset Street
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A bemused gentlemanflying from Slovakia to Ireland got a phone call from the police in Bratislava telling the 49-year old electrician that he had Semtex in his suitcase after a failed undercover internal operation to test security procedures.

They hid Semtex (or more specific 90grams of RDX) in eight unsuspecting suitcases. Seven were detected by airport security but the other made it back to Dublin.

Nearby homes and businesses to Dorset Street were evacuated so the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit removed the device.

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0105/dorset.html

Alan Turing was the greatest computer scientist ever born in Britain. He laid the foundations of computing, helped break the Nazi Enigma code and told us how to tell whether a machine could think.

He was also gay. He was prosecuted for being gay, chemically castrated as a ‘cure’, and took his own life, aged 41.

The British Government should apologize to Alan Turing for his treatment and recognize that his work created much of the world we live in and saved us from Nazi Germany. And an apology would recognize the tragic consequences of prejudice that ended this man’s life and career.

Even without knowing it, everybody in the world has Alan Turing to thank for contributing greatly to both freedom and computing.

Every British citizen should sign this, there aren’t any excuses which can pardon you from making Number Ten pardon this pioneer of Computer Science.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/turing/
(2nd Sep 09 – 22,779 signatures)

Update: 11th September 2009
Gordon Brown has released a statement on behalf of Number 10 about the petition, cause and Alan himself:
http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page20571

Tax Rise To Dent The Rich

Alistair Darling has announced a plan where he will tax everybody who earns over £150,000 a staggering 50p.

50p Tax by Alistair Darling
Screenshot was taken from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8011321.stm 15:22 on Wed 22nd Apr 2009.

I’m not entirely sure whether this taxable amount will be taken anually or monthly, but even worst case scenario means £6 a year will be syphoned off from Britain’s elite and hardest working. That means for one lunch a year, they’ll have to skip buying a chicken wrap from Subway and bring something from home.

Party Tent City

If you saw my post on Yvette’s Boutique, you’ll know how much I love Web 1.0 websites that are chock-full of content.

Today I stumbled upon Party Tent City.

I don’t know what this means but I’m sure it’s incredibly useful:

10×10 can be expanded to a 40×60 with nothing wasted except the tarp. We have hundreds of sizes like 6×8, 10×10, 10×20, 20×20, 20×30, 20×40, 30×30, 30×40, 40×40, 40×50, 40×60 & 50×50

If you’re just looking for camping advice, look no further than his advice section where he goes on to say

You want plenty of help so the wind doesn’t grab the tent as a kite until you can get it locked down securely.

And would you believe:

Zip Codes where you can just pick up the tents with no shipping costs. 77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77014, 77015, 77016, 77017, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77024, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77032, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77037, 77038, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 77044, 77045, 77046, 77047, 77048, 77049, 77050, 77051, 77052, 77053, 77054, 77055, 77056, 77057, 77058, 77059, 77060, 77061, 77062, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77071, 77072, 77073, 77074, 77075, 77076, 77077, 77078, 77079, 77080, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77084, 77085, 77086, 77087, 77088, 77089, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77094, 77095, 77096, 77097, 77098, 77099, 77201, 77202, 77203, 77204, 77205, 77206, 77207, 77208, 77209, 77210, 77212, 77213, 77215, 77216, 77217, 77218, 77219, 77220, 77221, 77222, 77223, 77224, 77225, 77226, 77227, 77228, 77229, 77230, 77231, 77233, 77234, 77235, 77236, 77237, 77238, 77240, 77241, 77242, 77243, 77244, 77245, 77248, 77249, 77251, 77252, 77253, 77254, 77255, 77256, 77257, 77258, 77259, 77261, 77262, 77263, 77265, 77266, 77267, 77268, 77269, 77270, 77271, 77272, 77273, 77274, 77275, 77277, 77279, 77280, 77281, 77282, 77284, 77287, 77288, 77289, 77290, 77291, 77292, 77293, 77297, 77298, 77299, 77401, 77402

Without hesitation, you must visit
http://www.PartyTentCity.com

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