The whole copyright debate is a mad one for the UK. One moment we can't make personal backup copies of our CDs and DVDs, then the next moment it becomes something we can do and then recently that has been once again changed. And it's not just the whole copying/ripping music that's involved - it also applies to computer backups.
The UK Intellectual Property Office ("IPO") has said "It is now unlawful to make private copies of copyright works you own, without permission from the copyright holder", so if you buy a... [read more]
Ahh, booze, cheese and politics... no, not the forthcoming general election, but Eurovision - the yearly singing competition for countries within Europe (and Israel ... and Cyprus ... and Armenia ... and Morocco ... and Australia.)
Yes, it's coming to that time in the year, where countries put aside their political differences (that is until the voting lines open) and send in their country's karaoke champions to battle it out in an evening filled with the glitz, gla-*chuckles*-mour, talen-*chuckles*-t ... ok, ok, I'll stop.
So the entry for the United Kingdom was revealed the other day, a song titled... [read more]
Firstly, I'll start this article with a couple of warnings...
This article CONTAINS some terms which others may find OFFENSIVE (they're being used in the correct context for this article [uncensored]).
This article is NOT in support of racism.
This article is NOT defending a UK councillor, this is merely a general thought that arose in light of recent events.
That's that bit out the way, so, as I've just said "this is merely a general thought" which popped into my head this morning when I was listening to the radio and it made me... [read more]
If you're someone who knows me well enough, you'd know I have an interest with the weather (and to some extent other natural disasters too), so yesterday I got bored and usually when I get bored random ideas pop into my head, and one did so, of which I think would be of use to a majority of the online UK WX scene. Ok, so maybe not so at this time of year, but definitely during the year it may be quite handy.
The main reason this idea popped into my head, was because earlier this year when various storms were... [read more]
On Tuesday (21st October 2014) a handful of news websites started running stories along with this image, saying it was a picture taken by Adam Wright of a tornado in Burton.
According to one article on the Burton Mail website, Adam had mentioned "Me and my mate Rich Walton were driving from my house in Stretton to B&Q at about 7:30am", so this happened fairly early in the morning.
Upon first looking at the picture you can clearly see a nice looking tornado and that the picture can clearly... [read more]