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September, 2010


September 13, 2010  11:20 AM

Document merge delays Casa Pia verdict

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Microsoft Word

The publication of the full verdict in a high profile sex-abuse case in Portugal was delayed for several days, not by some legal technicality, but a problems created by merging Microsoft Word files.

The 2,000 page verdict in 

September 8, 2010  12:00 AM

Help for geeks

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dance, dancing, Dates, geeks, genes

In Downtime's never-ending quest to perpetuate the geek gene, he has received help from an unexpected quarter, the University of Northumbria's Nick Neave.
Everyone knows that birds...


September 6, 2010  4:12 PM

Buckinghamshire man brings touch of refinement to Santa Pod

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Downtime sends warmest congratulations to Perry Watkins for setting the world land speed record for a piece of furniture.

Mr Watkins, from Buckinghamshire, drove a Queen Anne table - complete with lace cloth, candelabra and what...


September 6, 2010  4:00 PM

‘Video nasties’ moral panic enjoys renaissance in Belgium

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Speaking of cars, IT workers with teenage children concerned about their car insurance premiums could do worse than take a look inside their offspring's fetid bedrooms, according to the latest research from Belgium.

The Catholic University of Leuven has released the findings of a study...


September 6, 2010  3:44 PM

If you go down to the web today, you’re in for a big surprise

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Paddington the bear is traditionally known for having been found at the eponymous London station with a note saying "please look after this bear" written by his Aunt Lucy. In modern times, however, the young Peruvian with a taste for marmalade...


September 2, 2010  2:13 PM

Blessed be the smartphones in Nova Scotia

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Anglican, Laptops, Smartphones

Sometimes it is difficult to decide whether mobile communications technology is a blessing or a curse, especially when one needs a little downtime.

But an Anglican Church in Nova Scotia is determined to make the gizmos people use in their daily toil blessed.

The church...


September 1, 2010  11:30 AM

Snoop Dogg raps about cybercrime

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Security, Symantec

Snoop Dogg has teamed up with security firm Symantec to spread the word about how to prevent identity theft and other online crimes.

But, the partnership is not as strange as it may seem.

As a victim of criminals who have set up fake websites using his name, stolen his music and...


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