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Use the internet to decide how to vote

Posted on 4th May 2010 at 08:19 by Alex Watson with 30 comments

Alex Watson
As you’ve probably noticed, we’re two days away from the General Election. Some people might find the wall-to-wall press coverage a bit over the top. I’m inclined to forgive the quantity of it – after all, we only have General Elections every five years or so, and it is quite important, the whole governing the country thing. I’m less inclined to forgive the quality of the coverage, which has frequently been extremely frustrating if you’re actually trying to make an informed decision about who to vote for.

It’s easy to become cynical, bored or horrified by the election – and to give up on it. I’ve always thought it’s important for people to care about politics (much to the displeasure of some of my friends); ultimately, if you’re not prepared to be involved in the process, then it’s no surprise that you get travesties such as the recent Digital Economy Bill getting passed in to law.
Still, we’re all busy people. Jobs to do, homework, DIY, games to play, blog posts to write. The problem with giving a toss is that it takes valuable time. Fortunately, the internet is here to help; it makes getting information on your MP very, very easy, and in a few minutes of browsing you’ll be able to equip yourself with all the facts you need.

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Episode 22 - Intel Core i7, the HD 4850 X2 and no Fallout 3 fallout to be seen

Posted on 7th Nov 2008 at 13:25 by Podcast

It’s Friday and Episode 22 of the Custom PC podcast is here. Clive is joined by James and Antony to discuss Intel’s fantastic Core i7 processor and how easy it is to overclock it to 4GHz and boyond, plus ATI’s new dual-GPU HD 4850 X2 graphics card and the fallout from the case Labs test.

The games chart is full of great entries such as Fallout 3 (which Fallout-fanboy James actually likes, even if it is a touch too easy) and Far Cry 2. We also offer our congratulations to our US listeners for electing a President that string a sentence together. Like what we couldn’t do for a good while after praising Obama’s oratory skills.

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