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open source? Microsoft?!

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open source? Microsoft?!

Microsoft announced recently that it has developed *its own* distribution of Linux. Having followed the IT industry since around the time MS-DOS came out, this is hard to digest and gives rise to some complicated feelings.…

Richard of York

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Richard of York

...and What-If History The reburial of Richard III is in the news. I don't approve of burying Richard of York in Leicester, his only connections with the city being that he was murdered nearby and buried secretly in an abbey…

looks like equality...

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looks like equality...

...but it still isn't. Today people are rightly celebrating that gay couples can now get married in the UK. But while this is another huge step towards equality, I'm frustrated that we're still not quite there yet. Now we have…

freed: Nelson Mandela

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freed: Nelson Mandela

One of the memories which come to my mind related to Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday, is from the 1990s: a work colleague regularly wore a FREE NELSON MANDELA teeshirt, but since the man had indeed now been freed…