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What Happened to Getglue?

When it came out a couple of years ago, I really liked Getglue. It was like Foursquare, only instead of posting that you were at a cafe or store, you posted what books you were reading, TV programs or films…

Who’s worse, the NSA or the Chinese?

Against the background of the revelation of the National Security Agency’s Prism program, spying on the world’s electronic communications, two very different publications in the past few days have illuminated government control, or attempted control, of the online world, one…

The Modern Inquisitors

The concept of heresy arose early in the Christian Church, as alternative approaches to dogma and worship were persecuted by the dominant orthodoxy. Ironically ths first apeared as the Church itself emerged from persecution. Intolerance of “heresy” continued through the…

Food in France

Trying to learn how to get food in France. It’s a bit daunting finding what I want. This is if course based on very limited experience, less than two weeks in the city of Strasbourg. Hopefully I’ll learn more as…