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  • Wikipedia bans Scientologists

    May 29, 2009 @ 10:00 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I may have been laughing at Wikipedia yesterday for Brian Cowen’s apparently well-hidden UN family connections, but today’s news is no laughing matter. Apparently Wikipedia has banned the Church of Scientology and its members from making edits to entries on its site.

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  • A bit of good Facebook news (for a change)

    @ 1:55 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    It’s nice to see that not all the stories about Facebook hitting the headlines these days are bad. In among the viruses and the privacy isues you get a story like this - a mother who found her son after 27 years through the social networking site.

  • Dear eFlow… (MKII)

    @ 12:32 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Having received letter #whoknows from eFlow, I had another look at their website. There’s a section dedicated to my very problem, you know.

    It makes for interesting reading.

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  • Cowen’s family ties

    May 28, 2009 @ 4:25 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Reasons never to blindly trust Wikipedia: did you know Kofi Annan was Brian Cowen’s twin brother? No? I suspect he didn’t either.

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  • Chrome gets a shiny new version

    May 22, 2009 @ 3:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Google Chrome and I have a volatile relationship. It promised all sorts of exciting things, from faster browsing to easier searching. I installed it, full of anticipation, and was hooked. I had high hopesThen came the crashes. The nice page freezes where Chrome flashes up a little animation and informs you, as if you didn’t know, that something has gone wrong.  But at least it only crashes the tab you were using, and not the entire browser, right? Er, yeah. Sometimes.It went downhill from there. (more…)

  • Turn on, tune in, drop out

    @ 1:28 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    According to a new lifestyle survey by O2, more bosses of small and medium firms are taking work home as a result of the downturn, with some working weekends and others being contacted regularly while on holidays. Newsflash: it’s not just the bosses. (more…)

  • eFlow is e-fail

    May 8, 2009 @ 4:46 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    I think it’s fairly well established that I am a fan of technology. It makes my life infinitely easier. But when it goes wrong, it leaves me wanting to kick holes in the offending item.

    The latest culprit is the fairly innocuous eFlow tag that is currently stuck to my windscreen. In a way, I sort of deserve it.

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  • How to get yourself sacked in one easy step

    May 7, 2009 @ 11:23 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    1. Update your Facebook/Twitter status 

    Blabbermouth workers are causing palpitations among employers, who would rather we sut up and keep company business off our Facebook/MySpace/Twitter pages. Or so says a survey from security firm Sophos.

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  • World’s most expensive netbook?

    @ 10:58 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Netbooks are everywhere these days. With so many PC makers jumping on the bandwagon, it’s getting harder to choose one over another.

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  • Swine flu makes spammer radar

    May 3, 2009 @ 12:37 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Nothing gets past the scam artists. Oh no. No opportunity too small, no crisis too big to exploit. It was only a matter of time before swine flu made its way into the spammers’ repertoire of scams to pull on unsuspecting punters.

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