A. S. Lane

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The Death of Free Speech in the UK

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I've been trying so very hard not to get political on here. There's a real risk of alienating chunks of my audience for openly holding a different view to them. But this isn't a left, right, or centre issue. This is a societal one that everybody should be able to agree on: Freedom of speech is paramount in a free society. If you can't speak, you are not free. And by that metric, the UK is no longer a free...
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The Mythological Jesus

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Here's something a little different. I should preface this short piece with a standard "this is not intended to offend", and also with a blunt but explanatory "I'm an atheist". And now the segue: I'm a big fan of a Youtube series called Death Battle. It's a snazzy series that pits two characters from different fictional series against one another using any and all information that can be dug up on them, and after a preamble explaining this information they...
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Kindle Fire 7 - Fire, Yes. Kindle, No.

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The Amazon Kindle revolutionised the way we read. The surprisingly sturdy device with its E-ink screen has made it simple to carry around thousands of books in your coat pocket, making reading significantly more accessible when travelling or on holiday. There's definitely an argument that I'd make for preferring to own real, physical books, but some publishers have you covered there as well because they supply you with a download code when you pick up a proper book. How's that...
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Passable Gamers #1 - Technical Difficulties

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If you only watch our videos on Youtube, this won't be of any interest to you, but if you're one of our Twitch viewers you'll have noticed that we did a 59 second stream at the start of the month. In actual fact, we had far and away the best run of Halo 1's Truth and Reconciliation we've ever done. Unfortunately, while everything seemed fine on the OBS side of things, we noticed just before the stream ended that it...
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IT - The Cost of Ignorance

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I've been in IT Support in one form or another for my entire working life. Even in jobs where it wasn't the reason I was originally employed, eventually the role has become IT focused for two reasons: 1) I'm good at it, 2) there's always a need for it. There are exceptions, of course; some places employ external companies to cover their IT needs and those people don't want some nobody stepping on their toes. Companies spend an inordinate amount...
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