Rural Internet

Rural internet: a slower pace of life, but not in a good way Part of the joy of living in the countryside is remaining a few steps out of sync with the modern world, in splendid isolation. While they whizz busily head, we’re usually content to trot along at a slower pace, enjoying time-honoured traditions and basking in the glory of nature.  But there are … Continue reading Rural Internet

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End HS2 – the Countryside Vandal

BY BEN EVERITT HS2 Ltd continues to cause outrage and disbelief in my part of the countryside with ‘enabling works’ and ‘de-vegetation’. Somehow contractors are allowed to continue the project’s environmental vandalism, even though the whole caper is currently officially on hold. It’s a monumental waste of money and it’s an answer to a question that no-one’s asking. When I travel to London for work … Continue reading End HS2 – the Countryside Vandal

Why the Hysteria?

BY CRYPTO Humans are essentially tribal, people with similar traits and beliefs group together. You can see this played out on the Internet every day. It’s very clear. Ancient humans understood this early on and realised if you can set the base axioms for a group, the narrative, i.e. answer the mother of all questions, what’s the meaning of life. Then you can control and … Continue reading Why the Hysteria?

Becoming Digitally Invisible

BY PAUL ELLIS In today’s world it seems that our lives and everything we do are captured digitally. Nothing we do can escape ‘Big Brother’. You make a quick call to a friend, your service provider knows where you are as your phone connects to three mobile phone masts.  If you use Google they also know your exact location within 50 metres, something not known … Continue reading Becoming Digitally Invisible

Conservative Red Pills

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Today the counter-conservatism arguments of British Socialists tend to go something along these lines, put especially eloquently by Phil (a sociologist who blogs for the Far Left) … “Toryism is a dishonest project. Socialism can come out and openly declare itself to be the movement of the immense majority in the interests of the immense majority. Conservatism has no such luxury. To … Continue reading Conservative Red Pills

Stealth Blasphemy UK

BY SAM WHITE As discussed here on this magazine a few days ago, the BBC Asian Network went a little off kilter last week. In case you missed it, they sent out a cheerful message in which presenter Shazia Awan, who just arrived from the Middle Ages, vacuously requested listeners to call in with their views on the appropriate punishment for blasphemy. The corporation had to … Continue reading Stealth Blasphemy UK

Riva Aquarama

BY JAMES CAMPBELL Since I was a boy I have always yearned for a Riva launch. The Italian sleekness, the polished wood, the cutting-edge design – Riva makes simply mouth-watering launches, which, in my youth, were always adorned by Sophia Lauren or Brigitte Bardot (pictured below), to make them even more jaw-dropping. The Riva boatyard was established in 1842 on Lake Iseo, in Sarnico, Italy. … Continue reading Riva Aquarama

Let’s Get Physical

BY PAUL READ Actually, let’s not. It’s only fair to warn you this piece is about servers, big computers, so you have the opportunity to disappear and wash your hair or something. Few companies these days run their business without the use of computers and, once larger than a relatively modest size, the organisation needs to centralise its data to allow sharing and avoid duplication. … Continue reading Let’s Get Physical

The XKSS Dream Machine

BY JAMES CAMPBELL The Jaguar XKSS was a road-going version of the Jaguar D-Type racing car. When Jaguar withdrew from competition at the end of the 1956 season, a number of completed and partly completed D-types remained unsold at Jaguar’s Browns Lane factory. 12 of 16 Jaguar XKSS sports cars ever built reunited at Pebble Beach To recoup some of the investment made in building … Continue reading The XKSS Dream Machine

Countryside Landscape Vandals

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN Twenty years ago a restless youth spent an idyllic spring and summer working throughout Western Brittany. Last week, after far too long a delay, I finally managed to return for an all too brief seven days to what, for me, is the loveliest region in France. It’s clear some things haven’t changed during the last two decades. The warmth of the Breton … Continue reading Countryside Landscape Vandals

“Ice Age” is Here

BY ALEXIA JAMES Fighting Global Warming tends to be government policy in most nations these days. We are told to recycle as much as we possibly can and save energy to limit our carbon emissions which are fatally destroying the ozone layer and the future of the planet. Billions are spent globally fighting climate change. There are numerous think tanks, scientific research centres and whole … Continue reading “Ice Age” is Here