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Sinclair's Spectrum

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Last month we looked at Colossus the first electronic digital computer, fast forward to July 1961 and Sir Clive Sinclair (born July 1940) launched Sinclair Radionics. This British company produced a number of miniature transistor radio kits, digital calculators, digital watches before venturing into the computer market...

Searching for Flowers in June

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In June 1944 the first of the Colossus Mk 2 computers was put into operation at Bletchley Park, England. Colossus was the first electronic programmable digital computer....

Searching for Lists of Names - Offshore Leaks

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April 2014 marks the anniversary of the Offshore Leaks financial scandal that unmasked details of 130,000 offshore accounts. Although normal businesses may use the offshore legislation to ease formalities in international trade, some observers called it the biggest international tax fraud discovery to date...

The Pursuit of Happiness

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The International Day of Happiness is the 20th of March. It was established by the United Nations on 28 June 2012. So now we are all happy right? Umm... in fact the UN simply said they were conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. So if the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal lets adopt our philosophy of "search'n you'll find" and see what we get...

Evolution of Romance Language

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I would like to pay my respects to romance in this month of amorousness. What better way is there to do this than explore the origins of romance and the language of romance. When did it all start and what’s language got to do with it? Depending on which concept (or meaning) of romance you subscribe to, it seems to have begun a long time ago…