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Wednesday, 9 November 2011 12:27
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  • Пт, 10:40: RT @DrTwittenheimer: As a non-iPhone user, it seems weird to me that your auto-correct comes with a "complain" button but not "off". #fb
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  • Ср, 16:54: Almost 100 Tshwane Metro cops have criminal records (DUI/assault/rape/murder) or are awaiting trial. Frightening. #fb

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:15
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  • Вт, 16:06: RT @DrTwittenheimer: You could cut the sexual tension in here with a knife -- but for the love of God, BE CAREFUL!!
  • Вт, 16:07: RT @Kokor_Hekkus: If I smoked, I'd smoke Camel cigarettes. They give a more upmarket brand of lung cancer.
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Monday, 24 October 2011 12:15
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Sunday, 23 October 2011 12:15
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Friday, 21 October 2011 12:15
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  • Fri, 07:19: Durban is a really nice town. It'd be a lovely place to live if it weren't for the awful weather. #fb

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:22
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Witchcraft!

Thursday, 13 October 2011 14:10
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This was in the news the other day:

SAFA 'owe' sangoma R90 000
2011-10-11 14:09

Johannesburg - A sangoma [witchdoctor] claims the South African Football Association (SAFA) owes him R90 000 for providing the "magic" to beat France in the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Daily Sun reported on Tuesday.

S'bonelo Madela said Bafana Bafana would not win any matches until he got his money, hinting he was responsible for the team's failure to go through to the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Saturday.

"If the national soccer team want to start winning, the SAFA bosses must settle their debt with me first," Madela was quoted as saying.

SAFA vice-president Mwelo Nonkonyane confirmed it had used Madela's services, but said he had already been paid.

"We are going to open a criminal case against this guy," Nonkonyane said in the report.

Neither Nonkonyane nor SAFA spokesperson Morio Sanyane and Gary Mojela could be reached for comment.

Source: Sport24
So SAFA actually used a witchdoctor, and paid him for his services?!!! *boggles*

(And before you lot in First World countries point and laugh, remember that the NHS pays for homoeopathy and other quackery in hospitals, and the US has its fair share too).

Choose a book

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 21:11
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A flowchart to help with navigating NPR's top 100 science-fiction and fantasy books.

Cut for image. It's big. )

Dambusters

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 16:19
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So it turns out that Guy Gibson, leader of the famous Word War II "Dambusters" missions, was shot down by a Lancaster in 1944.

Revealed after 70 years: Dambusters legend was shot down by BRITISH airman who mistook him for German

Google+

Tuesday, 11 October 2011 11:27
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This comes as no surprise. Google+ was launched with great fanfare, but I think Google seems to have missed the mobile market. I don't know about other people, but I follow Facebook exclusively from my smartphone. Google+ has no BlackBerry app (not sure if there are iPhone and Android apps), and their mobile page sucks. As a result, I spend no time on Google+.

Google+ loses 60 per cent of active users
So much for the amazing growth of the Facebook rival
By Dean Wilson
Mon Oct 10 2011, 12:35


INTERNET SEARCH GIANT Google has lost over 60 per cent of its active users on its social network Google+, according to a report by Chitika Insights, raising questions about how well it is doing against its rival, Facebook.

Google+ was originally invite only, generating significant interest as all and sundry attempted to join what many believed would be the next social networking craze. This frenzy continued when Google opened the doors to its social network to everyone on 20 September. This resulted in a massive influx of new members, with traffic growing by a whopping 1,200 per cent.

However, despite the clear interest in an alternative to Facebook, it does not appear that the people joining are staying around and actively using the web site. On 22 and 23 of September traffic appeared to peak on Google+, but it began to drop soon after, back to pretty much the same level it was before it opened to the public.

Google's problem is not getting users in the first place, it seems, but rather keeping them after they have arrived. For now it appears that a lot of users are merely curious about Google+, but return to the tried and tested format of Facebook when the lustre fades.

Chitika Insights argues that, despite this lack of staying power, Google+ could still become a competitive alternative to Facebook, providing it continues with its fast pace of adding new features. The problem is that Facebook is not going to rest on its laurels while Google attempts to get the advantage. Already it has added features inspired by Google+, particularly in terms of improving the transparency of its privacy options.

While the jury is still out on which firm will win this battle, there's no denying that the intense competition could make both social networks considerably better than they were before.

Source: The Register
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To start with, I'm not a fan of Apple products. I don't like the way I work (or play) being dictated, and I don't like the limitations imposed on me by the products or their ecosystem, no matter how easy it's supposed to make it.

That said: because of Jobs's vision and products, the products I do like have been influenced for the better, in terms of features, look and feel, and time to market. He forced competitors to innovate, or to package their products better, or to include features that would not otherwise have been there.
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Sunday, 2 October 2011 12:16
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  • Sun, 09:30: It's great having bacon & eggs on a lovely rainy day. First rain of the season too... #fb

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Friday, 30 September 2011 12:15
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  • Fri, 07:21: I caught my son sleeping in his school uniform (including shoes!). So that's how he was getting ready so quickly in the morning... #fb
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I love cool weather, rain, thunderstorms, and wind. I guess I'd like snow too, but I haven't experienced any more snow than standing in a dusting of it for 5 minutes.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011 12:15
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  • Wed, 16:14: @gussilber: There are 3X more neurons in a child's brain than there are stars in the solar system, says Blecher. <-- So only 3 then!?

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011 12:17
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  • Tue, 10:55: RT @notvlad: Politicians should wear sponsorship logos like race car drivers, so we know who is funding them. #fb

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Sunday, 18 September 2011 12:15
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  • Sat, 14:01: Saw a hulking guy in a red Mini (LILLETH GP) run stops/lights on 3 intersections within 1km this morning. Nice going, doos. #fb

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Friday, 16 September 2011 12:00
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Thursday, 15 September 2011 12:15
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  • Wed, 18:34: The guy in the car in front of me is playing music videos on an LCD screen that has replaced his rear-view mirror. Very distracting. #fb
  • Thu, 05:54: RT @Jay_Naidoo: If you are patient in one moment of anger,you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese proverb. #fb

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:00
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  • Mon, 13:17: RT @saulkza: For R49 you can get 100mb of data on Vodacom. Now they're capping Blackberry speeds and data at 100mb which costs R60. Doh
  • Tue, 06:50: RT @MichaelJordaan: George Soros: "Financial markets have a very safe way of predicting the future. They cause it" #fb

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Monday, 12 September 2011 12:23
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Thursday, 8 September 2011 12:15
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  • Thu, 09:56: I upgraded my PC's hard drive last night. I hadn't realised it was so simple to move Windows 7 to a new drive. #fb

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011 12:15
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  • Wed, 07:31: I love Rove Mobile Admin: I can sort out system issues from my BlackBerry while on the way in to work. #fb

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Sunday, 4 September 2011 12:15
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  • Sun, 07:42: Aargh! How am I supposed to have eggs & bacon if the shops only open at 8AM on Sundays? #fb

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Friday, 2 September 2011 12:00
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Thursday, 1 September 2011 12:43
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  • Wed, 16:51: RT @ThisIsTrue: "Disk's"? To make a word plural, add an S. Why do SO many add an apostrophe-S?! It's WRONG & STUPID. #fb
  • Wed, 21:09: RT @MichaelJordaan: Things are improving. Since the financial crisis we have built excellent risk models to predict the past. <- Love it.

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011 12:42
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011 12:15
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  • Mon, 15:30: I'm shocked at how incompetent @Discovery_SA are being with my medical aid claim. Very disappointed... but not surprised. #fb
  • Mon, 19:09: My son, on being asked what he did today, told me he'd had a personal relationship with the television. #fb

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Monday, 29 August 2011 12:15
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Sunday, 28 August 2011 12:00
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  • Sun, 08:36: Lovely English weather today: overcast and cool. I love it. After yesterday, I'm tired of summer already. #fb

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 12:15
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011 12:15
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NPR's survey of the top science-fiction and fantasy books was interesting. I was gratified at how many of the top 100 I own. There are a good number I didn't like personally, but acknowledge how influential they were. There were a good few of the newer books too - Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn, for example, was deservedly there. Some I missed - Earthsea, The Hobbot - but a good list.

Here's the list. I've bolded the ones I particularly liked. There are some suggestions for me too; I must pick through my ebook collection.
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] cuddlycthulhu. Thought this was brilliant!

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