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2004-07-09 – Another idea of mine gets “invented”…

I found this reported in New Scientist. (A weblink to a similar article that doesn’t require registration.) I came up with this design, complete with a vehicle design, and a use. I pitched it to a large arms company, but it got a very cold response. Oh well… None so blind as those who will […]

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2004-07-07 – Comments now work – leave a comment!

You heard the man, pop a comment down. We could have a quick vote/poll: Do you think that banning toy guns is the way to stop people being shot to death on the streets of the UK?

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2004-05-04 – Dodgy patent firms

I had an email today asking about a company that was offering to develop a chap’s invention, all for the tiny sum of £12,900! A little digging found that the company, Patent Trademark Institute of America, has been cited by the US Federal Trade Commission. My response was a definate “No!” to him. http://www.workingmodel.co.uk/caution.html is […]

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2004-04-19 – A link to live journal?

Should I put a link in here to my live journal, so that it cunningly pulls the comment and shows it as if it was here? I don’t update either with massive regularity any more, which is a shame, but some linking system would reduce the work for me. I think it would be rather […]

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2004-03-31 – FSB in bizarre move

The Federation of Small Businesses seems to have made a rather strange choice in it’s latest UK mailshot. Rather than supporting the open source movement, or any one of hundreds of smaller IT companies, they have jumped into bed with Microsoft! Who else has done as much to promote a monopoly, or to quash small […]

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2004-01-13 – Update to “The Crossbow” – Chapter 20 online

I had a bit of a row with a chap in the states, who was very abrupt, and decided to report me to the publishers for breaching copyright law on the book \”The Crossbow\”. After a few emails back and forth, I sent him this (with the links list first), as my final word on […]

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2004-01-08 – Iraqi arsenal existed only on paper!

Hopefully this will convince a few of the millions of Americans who think that WMD were found in Iraq that they were wrong. The Washington Post It is a long article telling how the US is obsessed with these fictional weapons, and outlining the picture of the Iraqi lack of capability which the US knew, […]

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2004-01-07 – Updating on the move? Trio-tastic!

Happy New Year. I must apologise for the lack of updates. I am writing this on board a train from London, for a nominal cost. I spent the day at a web design firm called OPX. They were very nice. I have to say that, as the director bought me lunch. Having said that, the […]

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2003-12-04 – Man forced to rob bank by explosive collar?

This is quite incredible. A Bomb collar used to rob a bank. The link takes you to a list of pages from the local newspaper, which tells you the incredible true story about a guy who walks into a bank, and asks for money, because if they don’t give it to him, he will be […]

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2003-11-20 – Micro$oft Security?

(Posted 4-12-03 due to date cock-up) It would seem that the FUD that Microsoft’s head chappie Mr Balmer was spreading the other day was just that. He suggested that anyone wanting to test Windows security should look at some list, banging on about how in the first 15 months Windows had just 4 security holes, […]

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