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The hair! The shorts! The Carmen Miranda-style fruit hat! Echo and the Bunnymen had a great sense of humour hiding under that goth-like rock exterior, most obvious in lead singer Ian McCulloch's lyrics. The Game, released in 1987, is one of those songs, the lyrics of which haunt you for hours.
It's that time of year again. Where kids are chucking eggs at you in the street. Or lighting paper bags filled with dog turds on your doorstep, then ringing the bell and watching from the bushes as you frantically stamp on the poo inferno threatening to engulf your house. Such fond memories.
Bad luck if you travel on the A1 southbound in Hertfordshire, and enjoy putting your foot down too hard -- the speed camera between junctions three and four has been named as the UK's highest-earner amongst the speed cameras.
Ex-Home Secretary, Blunkett, claims the then French Home Secretary, now President Sarkozy, let slip that the French read confidential emails sent to the UK embassy in Paris in 2002, and suggested that the UK encrypt them. That didn't occur to them before?
Google's fabled GDrive has been the stuff of legend for years; but a recent search result for Writely.com, which Google acquired in 2006, lends more evidence to the suggestion that it's still on the cards after being quashed in 2008. [Google via TechCrunch]
The government is looking to integrate the BBC iPlayer and its kin into the TV Licence, in plans that will mean anyone watching any of the terrestrial catch-up services will require a licence, regardless of TV ownership.
The universe is full of incredibly beautiful sights, but they're all designated with dull official codes like NGC 281. Thankfully some stargazers have a little imagination, and have nicknamed the nebula above after the original dot-chomper, Pac-Man. Can you see it?
Did you know the Church of England has a £5.3 billion investment portfolio? And some of that cash is invested in ISPs? Which means the Church is therefore inadvertently funding the nation's addiction to hardcore porn.
Iain Lobban, director of the UK's secretive GCHQ communications monitoring body, claims UK business and government agencies are constantly under cyber attack, with criminals trying to steal government data, company data, defence data and... all data.
It doesn't seem fair that the MacBook Air line has several features over the MacBook Pro (sleek profile; USB ports on both sides; higher-res screen...). A major design refresh to the Pro line, the first in three years, has been bandied about for months now, but according to Japanese site Macotakara, Apple's definitely working on a skinnier Pro.
London's Met Police has bought a high-grade mobile surveillance system, which can create a fake mobile network, fool your phone into connecting to it, then intercept your communications and track you via IMEI code. It is not messing about.