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  1. Comment on In praise of the Paralympics… and Channel 4
    on 2 September 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Well, to use that cliche, this is a game-changer.

    You are right to highlight that Leader Board.

    The most advanced Technological Society on Earth at #6?

    The simple concept that Disability is something which can be addressed by Technology has broken through.

    Profoundly proud to be a British/Irish Engineer.

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  2. Comment on Niall Ferguson on the devolution of Education to a bigger society…
    on 10 July 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks Mick and Nevin

    Where to start. Well, I think NF makes good points about local activism. We would probable all agree that it is a good thing. However ultimately those local activists are going to want to associate with other similarly motivated local activists across the country. Clearing a beach of litter – no problem. Stopping a local factory spewing effluent into a river – Ah now you have gone political.You see the problem.

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  3. Comment on Giants’ Causeway Interpretive Centre: “This is, as far as we are aware, a first for the National Trust anywhere in the UK, and it sets a precedent for others to follow…”
    on 5 July 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Does this mean that Mathematics, Statistics, and other Scientific disciplines with which our Political representatives have a passing interest will also have to bend to the “legitimacy of the creationist position”?

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  4. Comment on “I believe that schools are best placed to make decisions in light of what they believe is in the best interests of their pupils.”
    on 12 March 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Frankly I look forward to the unitised 11+, with the ability to build a modular structure from the age of 3. With a bit of luck, assessing the academic progress of a 3 – 11 year olds could create jobs for at least another 1,000 graduates.

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  5. Comment on Is Northern Ireland’s government funded tail wagging the media dog?
    on 5 March 2012 at 4:51 pm

    What about recording using Elgato on to a Mac or PC then use Moviemaker or iMovie to edit out the clip, then upload. basically same level of copyright violation as home movie. Drop me an email.

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  6. Comment on Brief thoughts on the utility of ‘breaking the rules’…
    on 19 January 2012 at 3:37 pm

    “Just under one third of Nama’s loan portfolio by value is based in Belfast which has given rise to a new and deadly serious guessing game about which of the city’s prime locations are now under the agency’s direct influence.”

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  7. Comment on Brief thoughts on the utility of ‘breaking the rules’…
    on 19 January 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Unusually well timed article?

    “Nama currently holds £3.35 billion of loans in Northern Ireland which perhaps explains why some property developers believe that as far as the local market is concerned it should be renamed “Nama-land”.”

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  8. Comment on Brief thoughts on the utility of ‘breaking the rules’…
    on 19 January 2012 at 10:50 am

    Intelligent protest works.

    Even rather mindless protest can finally work if the reaction to it is even more bone-headed than the original protest. The Easter Rising is a perfect example of this principle.

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