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A walk around Chernobyl

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Today’s Trivia

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Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

The first casualties of the attack on Pearl Harbor were Japanese. The two-man crew of a midget submarine were killed when their vessel was sunk, an hour before Japanese planes arrived. (source)

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When your past catches up in an unexpected way

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Another for the “never seen this before” collection

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Daily Roundup

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You want apartheid, separatism, a different legal system and control over what history is taught in the schools of the country that you immigrated to but you don’t want to be thought of as extreme? If this is what a moderate Muslim looks like heaven help us.


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Everyone needs a hobby I guess.


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Always read the small print!


 

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Blackberry’s Android phone – just in time or a little too late?

by Pete

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Blackberry is preparing to launch its first phone running Android, it has been claimed.

A new image shows a phone similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge, with curved sides.

Many believe the handset could be the company’s last attempt to revive itself following disastrous sales of its own BB10 touchscreen handsets.

I’ve not been a fan of touch devices when it comes to typing.  Everything else on those things kicks serious ass, but typing continues to be the worst part of it.

This is especially noticeable when you came to Android from the Blackberry keyboard – the Bold’s “Rolls Royce” was incredibly good.  People could get up to 80 words per minute on this without a single error.

Since jumping to Android via the Samsung S3 I have never looked back.  But, I have always missed the berry keyboard.

So will this “Venice” phone get me back to Blackberry?  Can it wrestle me away from Samsung?

Oh yes.

Blackberry have had an intelligence and really smart smoothness to the way their phones operated.  With dynamic menus that almost always predict what your next option was going to be, and superb general styling and an unbeatable keyboard, it was no wonder it led the world.

If they can marry that sort of hardware with an Android version that is boosted to have the same Blackberry security and “smarts”, then I’ll be back.

 

– Daily Mail

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Film review, Lifestyle and Fitness blogger Pinko Farrar would be into this

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A napkin marked with a perfect red lipstick outline from Margaret Thatcher is being sold for £2,000.

The unusual piece of Iron Lady memorabilia has gone on sale with www.justcollecting.com and offers the chance to own a kiss from the iconic Tory Prime Minister.

Britain’s only female democratically elected leader is understood to have used the napkin to remove excess lipstick while on a speaking tour of the US in 2000. Read more »

Asking debtors to pay up is now terrorism?

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens’ creditors of “terrorism” in an interview, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum on the conditions of the country’s bailout.

“What they’re doing with Greece has a name – terrorism,” Varoufakis told the Spanish El Mundo daily on Saturday.

“What Brussels and the troika want today is for the “Yes” (vote) to win so they could humiliate the Greeks.”

“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism,” he said, referring to the IMF, European Central Bank and the EU.

These idiots have been living beyond their means.  They have not heeded all the warnings and offers of help along the way.  And now that the Day of Reckoning has come, everyone else is to blame.   Read more »