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No, really, Apple still isn’t avoiding UK tax

THE Sunday Times has done yet another of its pieces on how tech comapnies are avoiding tax in the UK. Given that that paper’s gated, here’s the Telegraph telling us all about it. The real problem here is that Apple …

Posted: 5th, February 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad goes looking for gays in space

HAS Iran run out of monkeys to fire into space? News is that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is ready and willing to be the first Iranian to orbit the Earth in space. As he says:

“I am ready to be

Posted: 4th, February 2013 | In: Politicians, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iran’s space monkey was faked: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invents cheesecloth pantaloons

IRAN did not fire a monkey into space. When Anorak read the news that Iran had done what the USA had done in 1961, we feared that before long Iran’s go-ahead leaders would be wearing cheesecloth pantaloons, reinventing …

Posted: 1st, February 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Go-ahead Iran invents machine to decapitate fingers and fires monkeys at Israel

EARLIER this week Iran shot a monkey into space. It is feared that very soon Iran will firing monkeys at Israel. Anorak’s security expert tells us that at the current rate of technological progress, the next forty years should see …

Posted: 30th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Downton Abbey game for Super Nintendo

TIME to play Downton Abbey on the Super Nintendo:

Posted: 30th, January 2013 | In: Technology, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Car of the day: 1959 BMW Isetta Whatta Drag with 730 hp Chevrolet V8 engine – photos

CAR of the day is a 1959 BMW Isetta Whatta Drag with 730 hp Chevrolet V8 engine. It’s a three-wheel bubble car on fire. Would anyone be game enough to drive the thing? The Isetta never had a reverse gear. …

Posted: 29th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s sales rise, profits rise, shares tank: WTF?

A USEFUL little reminder of something that economists keep trying to tell people but which often doesn’t seem to get through. Stock markets are forward looking.

So, we have Apple reporting its financial results for the most recent quarter. Profits …

Posted: 29th, January 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Las Vegas casinos show Britons the future of CCTV

TED Whiting is director of surveillance at Las Vegas’s Aria casino in Vegas. The control room works like London: everyone is observed in a hunt for the cheats:

Despite that, Whiting says facial recognition software hasn’t been of much use

Posted: 28th, January 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


US military scans dogs’ brains to find best combat soldiers

ONE day they’ll be doing this to people:

DARPA’s mission is to prevent technological surprise for the United States and to create technological surprise for its adversaries.  The DARPA SBIR and STTR Programs are designed to provide small, high-tech businesses

Posted: 27th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China shows why Microsoft is screwed

THERE been some recent whining from Microsoft about how they get to sell bugger all in China. As opposed to Apple who can’t make things fast enough. Some of this is of course because Microsoft sells software, something often ripped …

Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Money, Technology | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Aberdeen receptionist accidentally sends entire office sexy email meant for fiance

OOPS! Melanie Anderson accidentally sent a racy email intended for her finace Eric Knisz to everyone at her work. Melanie works at Aberdeen-based oil company ISS. Bruce Webster, HR director of ISS, says:

“Personal emails are not encouraged at work

Posted: 25th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The ban on tasteless diners taking photos of their meals

EVER taken a photo of your meal and posted it to a social media site? No, not pictures of terrible food, like this RyanAir disaster. This is about those pictures of fine dining. Some eateries in the US have …

Posted: 24th, January 2013 | In: Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Petter Kverneng gets 1million likes to earn Facebook sex with Cathrine

MODERN love: If pimply teenager Petter Kverneng gets 1million likes on Facebook, Cathrine will shag him.…

Posted: 20th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Giant Panda bears blood is good for you

GIANT PANDA blood is good for you. The bears create an antibiotic in their blood stream that can kill off bacteria and fungi.

Dr Xiuwen Yan, of the Life Sciences College of Nanjing Agricultural University in China, tells us:

Posted: 17th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A tour of the Space Station Commander Provides Orbital Laboratory

IN this video a departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory.

Given the muscle atrophying effects of living in space, in the future, the space station might be used as a fat farm, where the super rich go …

Posted: 17th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman fails to find Belgium with GPS – ends up in Croatia

IT can be hard to find the ends of Belgium. This woman’s adventures  might even lead to discussion about what Belgium is?

A 67-year-old Belgian woman set out to drive 38 miles to Brussels under the guidance of her GPS

Posted: 14th, January 2013 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A words on Aaron Swartz, your RSS writer

A FEW words on Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide this week. He was 26. If you’re reading this on RSS, thank him:

At 14, Mr. Swartz helped create RSS, the nearly ubiquitous tool that allows users to subscribe to online

Posted: 13th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to answer your iPhone like a legend

HOW to asnwer your iPhone, like a Japanese master. Hands are so last season:

Posted: 11th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sellitonline attempts to profit on Facebook from Tasmania bushfires

IN every disaster, an opportunity to raise your Facebook friends count. Australia is being melted by bushfires. So, the good folks at  Sellitonline have soem up with a way of helping the striken. Join their Facebook page:

..the more

Posted: 10th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The worlds largest simultaneous burnout

PRESENTING the worlds largest simultaneous burnout. As a reader writes:

How clouds are made in Australia.

Posted: 9th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How space changes time

IN space, time moves at a different pace. Jesse McDougall explains:

There are a few dozen GPS satellites floating high above the Earth. Each satellite carries an atomic clock that, when on Earth, is perfectly precise and in sync

Posted: 7th, January 2013 | In: Technology | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pakistan lifted YouTube ban for 3 minutes

WHAT did Pakistanis view on YouTube when the site was live for three minutes? The site was banned in Pakistan when some dicks uploaded the ridiculous film the Innocence of Muslims. Banning it might have made the film the …

Posted: 31st, December 2012 | In: Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Rupert Murdoch’s Times newspaper says Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV app is ‘second to none’

JOHN Witherow,editor of The Sunday Times since 1995, was asked by the Leveson Inquiry’s counsel, Robert Jay QC, if the title’s owner Rupert Murdoch influence the paper’s editorial. He replied:

“He doesn’t have any.”

Posted: 25th, December 2012 | In: Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0