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    People Who Died

    that is just too fucking weird. i was having a dream last night where i was trying to remember his name.
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    People Who Died

    winnie mandela.
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    Media Pluralism

    well, this is certainly kicking off. so leslie buckley, a man with a good taste in friends, ordered/arranged the removal of 'IT backup tapes' from INM, which have been made available to third parties for analysis. the whys/wherefores/implications are keeping twitter going.
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    Media Pluralism

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    So now that the Amazon Echo is officially available in Ireland...

    my brother got it, and got one for my parents. most of the use it seems to be getting is being asked questions the person already knows the answer to, or showing it to people. $50 to a $5 problem. and i don't like the idea of a live mic left running in the house.
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    People Who Died

    liam o'flynn.
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    The Thumped Motoring Forum

    looks like you picked the wrong day to quit using air in your tyres.
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    Museums in Dublin (and elsewhere)

    the print museum run printing workshops, lots for kids. has a very good cafe too.
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    Using adblockers on sites that depend on advertising

    there's serious talk in work about a corporate policy on adblocking; this is after the recent wave of coinmining malware, a lot of which is using ads to propagate. it's creating a huge noise to signal ratio for our CERT guys to trawl through.
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    snow

    dublin bus have announced they're withdrawing all services tomorrow.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    two things - apparently that is the N3 approaching ashtown, which is *not* a motorway. second - is that the driver filming this? edit: worth mentioning that the caption claims that cycling on a motorway is illegal, even in the snow.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    passed a deliveroo cyclist last night (i was driving) on a fairly unlit road - not a hint of a light on him, dressed all in black. it's insane that they get zero help from deliveroo for that sort of basic kit. but then, if deliveroo provided that, i guess it'd break the pretence that they're not...
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    I saw a thing in the garden

    the frogs have spawned in the pond. next week might not be so good for the spawn.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    anyone see the prime time about cyclists vs. drivers the other week? fair play to them, they didn't bleep out the audio track from cyclists' webcam footage of close and dangerous passes. though the studio debate was as enlightening as you might expect with that horrorshow of a person from the...
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    The Thumped Motoring Forum

    replaced the car recently - my dad was changing his car and traded in mine, got more than twice what it was worth. bought his car off him, and the insurance company send me a refund for €75; even though the car now on the policy is worth probably four times the previous one.
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    US politics

    it's a bit like that IRA jab at margaret thatcher - 'we only have to get lucky once, you've to be lucky all the time'; a Good Guy With A Gun has to get his aim right but the Bad Guy With The Gun doesn't need to worry nearly as much.
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    Celebrity Creeps Thread

    well, spacey is now officially in legal hot water.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    gave me a bit of a chuckle: Perspective | Terrorists don’t scare city cyclists. We already have to deal with cars.
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    I saw a thing in the garden

    insect populations are gone to fuck because of pesticides and herbicides i think.
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    People Who Died

    robert guillaume, aka benson.
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