Category Archives: News Around

Mindless

A ‘mind reading’ airport security scanner that screens people, rather than their bags, is being tested.   The Malintent system searches the body for non-verbal cues that predict whether people intend to hurt fellow passengers.   Unfortunately, a prototype at London … Continue reading

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Cybersquatting

In “cybersquatting”, likely web addresses are bought cheaply in the hope of one day selling to the businesses involved. Domain names for the take over of Lehmann Brothers by Barclays are an example with barclayslehman.com already taken.   In case … Continue reading

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Memorabilia

Rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia has proved to be a booming business in recent years, according to the BBC’s business correspondent Martin Shankleman.   For example; the scratched and charred Fender Stratocaster guitar, set alight by Jimi Hendrix in March 1967 … Continue reading

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Egg plant in Worrall Scare

TV Celebrity chef, Ainsley Harriott caused switchboard meltdown for the BBC yesterday during a live broadcast of “Ready, steady, cook!”   During the “Phone in with Your Own Recipes”, section of the programme fellow chef Anthony Worrall Thompson bent to … Continue reading

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Donkey diploma

“Hello Pooh,” said Eeyore, “What brings you to this wind-swept part of the country.  I expect you were going to see Rabbit and bumped into me by accident.” “No, Eeyore, I came to see you.” “Yes, you would say that, … Continue reading

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Pardon

The last witch beheaded in Europe has been absolved as a victim of “judicial murder” more than 200 years after her death. The parliament of the Swiss canton of Glarus decided unanimously to clear the name of Anna Goeldi, who … Continue reading

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