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We’re told all through our school and professional life that if we are going to use sources never to trust the holy grail that is Wikipedia. I can guarantee that if you type in virtually any noun into Google Wikipedia will have a link on the first page. I even typed in “Wikipedia Unreliable” earlier and Wikipedia was the first answer! So the question is why is it treated with such disdain by most people in professional bodies and yet is the largest source of…Continue Reading “Is Wikipedia Really Unreliable?”

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For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (“IP content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (“IP License”). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it. The above text…Continue Reading “Facebook Already Has Your Privacy, Get Over It”

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I’ve been bombarded over the past week with news stories about the so called “scandalous” sexualisation of British children through media. Shows such as the Xfactor and some music videos contain some content which is so raunchy it is actually considered by some as “soft-core pornography”. Also in the firing line are high street stores which allegedly sell “sexualised” clothing aimed at young girls (something I can attest to having worked in a well know high street store). Additionally there are plans to restrict pornographic…Continue Reading “My stance on the “Watershed” discussion”

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Well it seems that a great majority of the 2012 Olympic games tickets were allocated and paid for today. It also seems as though the obligatory moaners have come out in force when they checked their bank accounts and found out that no, they didn’t get their 100m finals tickets that they poured all their hopes and dreams into when opting for the £50 lower tier ticket. The fact remains that they knew exactly what they were signing up to and agreeing to when they…Continue Reading “The Olympic Ticket Moaners”

Curious Cat

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. – Arnold Edinborough A toddler plays, messes with stuff and generally ventures into those places which are quirky, new or just dangerous. That is what you have to learn to do again. I don’t expect you to buy toys from ‘toys ‘r’ us’ or play in the puddles whilst walking to the shop. What I mean is simple. Start playing with…Continue Reading “Being childish will unleash your intelligence”

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Some will find it ironic that the forum I choose for voicing the view that the Internet is detrimental to society is the world wide web. However for me, and most people in the developed world the Internet has become essential for day to day functioning, whether it be for communications, news, banking or even education. At the beginning of the year I decided that during March/April I would attempt to take part in the Christian tradition of lent whereby for 40 days a person…Continue Reading “The Plague of the Internet”

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There is a general furore over the amount of money that footballers are paid in the modern era. While there is a great range of wages, from about £10k to £200k for a first team player in the premier league these are still far higher than most other jobs outside of the financial industry. Many argue that health professionals and members of the armed forces should be given a higher wage than footballers as they contribute more to society and in some cases risk their…Continue Reading “Do Football players justify their wages?”