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English is complex.

Can you correctly say all the words on this tricky pronunciation list? The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. We must polish the Polish furniture. He could lead if he would Read more…

By Olorin, ago
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REVIEW: Psyc Monic speaker

Everybody knows Sumvision as a budget brand and having heard some of their other speakers I didn’t expect much from the Monic. In comparison to other portable Bluetooth speakers, it’s small, it looks nice, and feels well built for a plastic device. I’m no audiophile, but I have my selection Read more…

By Olorin, ago
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Dear diary…

I can really be an arsehole sometimes. This isn’t a new discovery; I realised in March of this year I believe it was and I’m sure many of you on here have already concluded long before. I made a promise to myself that I’d change, that I’d go for an Read more…

By Olorin, ago
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HTC & Beats Audio part ways

Today is a sad day for me since I learned Beats by Dre & HTC are parting ways 🙁 A few years back HTC bought 50.1% shares in Beats Electronics, effectively giving them full control of the Beats Audio and Beats by Dre brand. Apparently, due to poor sales figures Read more…

By Olorin, ago
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State of the Internet reports

Hi guys! So I’m thinking of composing a ‘State of the Internet’ report every month, that details the speed / quality / status of each of my broadband lines here. Sure there’s loads of comparison web sites that claim to do this already and let users vote… but how do Read more…

By Olorin, ago
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Breaking down Plusnet’s costs

Let me first start by saying I bear no official affiliations to Plusnet or other companies referenced below – I am merely a curious consumer digesting what becomes of my monthly Direct Debit. Plusnet ‘rent’ the xDSL part of customers’ lines from Openreach (a BT company). The price Plusnet are Read more…

By Olorin, ago
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Idolisation (Marilyn Monroe)

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn Monroe

By Olorin, ago