Archive for September, 2012

A review of the new sci-fi movie “Looper”

September 29th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

Strange name for a new film that I saw this weekend – you can read my review here.

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What’s the name of that tower?

September 29th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

I’ve recently been a couple of times to visit the British Recorded Music Industry to discuss some work (more of that in the future). The central London offices of the organisation are located in the former County Hall overlooking the Houses of Parliament and our meeting room had a great view of the clock tower […]

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London’s water from the Great Stink to the Tideway Tunnel

September 28th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

I have now served for six months in my new appointment in the water sector as Chair of the Customer Challenge Group at South East Water. This is a new sector for me and a really complicated one, so I’ve been attending lots of briefings and meetings and doing lots of reading and research. This […]

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Why is 2012 so important?

September 26th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

“2012 marks the end of a 26,000 year astrological period as recognized by the Mayans, Incas, Aztecs, Maoris and most of the ancient cultures.  December 2012 is also the final end of the experiment of Atlantis.  This took 10,000 years to set up, lasted for 240,000 years and is taking 10,000 years to tie up […]

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Web site visits back to 8,000 a day

September 25th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

Visits to my web site always fall in the summer months and this was especially so this year with most of my visitors being located in Britain and the country hosting the Olympic Games. But this week visits returned to over 8,000 a day. Almost half of those are to this blog which is overwhelmingly […]

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What’s your favourite James Bond film?

September 25th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

I see that the choice of the “Guardian” film critic Peter Bradshaw is the same as mine. Our similar age might explain this. We both select “From Russia With Love”. You can read Bradshaw’s comments here and my review here. So, what’s your favourite 007 movie?

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Do we need a wealth tax?

September 24th, 2012 by Roger Darlington

The talk at the Liberal Democrat Conference this week in Brighton is of the need for the richest in our society to make a larger contribution to thr resolution of the country’s financial problems. Even without the economic crisis, I would favour this because the UK has too great a spread of income and wealth […]

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64 insights into the Internet and related phenomenon

September 23rd, 2012 by Roger Darlington

I’ve just finished reading a book with the catchy title “64 Things You Need To Know Now For Then” which is mainly about developments in the online world. You can read my review here.

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Inequality likely to grow even sharper

September 23rd, 2012 by Roger Darlington

A recurrent theme of the political postings on this blog is that inequality of income and wealth in the UK (and even more so the USA) is too sharp, that on current policies is likely to become even sharper, and that such deep inequality produces poor social outcomes for those at all levels of income. […]

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Are we alone in this great big universe?

September 22nd, 2012 by Roger Darlington

Some people say that it would be arrogant to think that humankind is the only intelligent life in the universe, but this is is not a matter of emotion, rather one of sccience – and the science is complicated. In a recent article, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees wrote: “We know too little about how life […]

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