Archive for November, 2006

Lost without “Lost”?

November 19th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

If – like me – you’ve watched the first two series of “Lost” on Channel Four, you’ll be keen to view the next two series on Sky – starting with a doule bill at 10 pm tonight. And if – like me – you find it hard to remember (let alone understand) all the twists […]

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Dying to be different

November 18th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

Most readers of NightHawk will be thoroughly familiar with the great historic schisms in Christianity – notably the division between Catholicism and Protestantism stemming from the Reformation, but also the further divisions between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church and between traditional Protestants and the fundamentalists or born again Christians. Some readers […]

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Britain in 2006

November 16th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

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The world’s easiest quiz

November 16th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

Passing requires 4 correct answers. Please answer all questions before clicking for the answers. 1) How long did the Hundred Years’ War last? 2) Which country makes Panama hats? 3) From which animal do we get catgut? 4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 5) What is a camel’s hair brush made […]

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“Saddam’s Road To Hell”

November 15th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

I was at the House of Commons this evening for an advance showing of a moving British television programme called “Saddam’s Road To Hell”. Labour Friends of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Foreign Policy Centre were responsible for showing this film to MPs and invited guests. Saddam Hussein is standing trial for mass […]

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Keeping you posted

November 15th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

It’s now seven months since I was appointed to the Council of Postwatch, the consumer watchdog for postal services. I’m really enjoying the work and I have occasionally blogged on NightHawk about some of my activities with the organisation. However, I have now persuaded my Postwatch colleagues to set up a group blog for the […]

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Photographs of Uzbekistan

November 14th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

It’s seven weeks since I returned from a week’s holiday in Uzbekistan. I managed to write up an account for my web site quite quickly, but it’s taken me until now to organise the addition of a selection of 37 photographs. You can view the account and the photos here.

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Reach for the sky

November 13th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

I’ve been up-dating my flying log book which I’ve kept since my first flight: a five-minute joy ride in an Auster on my 13th birthday in 1963. I love flying and even find airports exciting. I’ve now made a total of 466 flights totalling in all 826 hours 30 minutes. In the course of all […]

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What is Web 2.0?

November 13th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

I write a monthly column on Internet developments and I’ve decided to devote the latest one to the concept of Web 2.0. I explain what I understandi by the term. You can read the piece here.

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The birthday girls

November 12th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

My wife Vee has her birthday this Monday and, by a remarkable coincidence, so does her twin sister Mari. So this weekend has marked the start of a three-day celebration involving various members of the family. One element of the celebrations was a Saturday night dinner at Vee’s favourite local restaurant: “Incanto” at Harrow-on-the-Hill. Vee […]

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