Recent scribblings

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Research is starting to indicate that modern lighting techniques might damage elements of the human eye and affect our health in other ways. By modern lighting, this means LED bulbs and...
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Message in a bottle. Just in case any clarity was needed, "Yes, that is correct..This is a wash"
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For years I've had most of my music in a collection as MP3s. Some years ago I bought a set of Motorola SF600 bluetooth headphones that produce hi-fi sound on a wireless headset, and, when London...
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I've been looking into whether increased sexual activity affects aging symptoms such as male pattern baldness (alopecia). I had a hypothesis that dihydrotestosterone (...
Many see Rupert Murdoch as ruthless & power-crazed. I say the point is he's smarter & more benign than most realise. You see, the old detective adage about following the money is what most analysis has missed in the entire Leveson/News of the World/and so forth phenomenon recently. The thing about Rupert Murdoch is not only has he built an...
Daveed Garstein-Ross wrote a piece recently for the Gunpowder and Lead blog called "A Preliminary Evaluation of the U.S. Intervention in Libya;" I commented on the post at length and have cross-posted my comments here for posterity. For context I recommend reading his piece on the blog first then my thoughts will make slightly more sense. — OK,...
It seems when trouble comes it comes in spades. Some of my favorite service providers are having trouble all at once. Skype, which has worked flawlessly for 2 years (3 maybe?) has had problems seeing its own peer-to-peer (P2P) network today making logins interminable, and now Google, whose Gmail is one of the nicest free apps on the net, has...
Just a few minutes ago the British Atorney-General gave a speech on human rights. Like his American counterpart, his job is to advise the British government on the legality of proposed legislation, or governmental actions (such as going to war) as relates to treaties, international commitments and legal requirements of things such as the European...
The term military intelligence has long been considered an oxymoron (by everyone, excepting perhaps Tom Clancy and Dan Brown). Today’s press report from Guantanamo Bay proves this (I know, another Guantanamo story, but bear with me…). The problem is the rot goes all the way to the top. It isn’t rogue press officers or a “couple of bad apples” as a...
www.alley.me.uk launched this morning (EST) officially as Lee's UK-centric website. It marks the diversion of the domain which has always been attached to this site as a unified Alley website. It will also be a showcase of design nous starting with a barebones template and featuring a different design addition...

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