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added on 15/05/2011 by: 6000
A wry look at everything South African, some things British and occasionally some other stuff too. Nothing is sacred, save for Castle Milk Stout.
 tags: cape town, fun, honest opinion, parenting, photography
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Coffee Trend Observations  Posted on 08/01/2014
This observation was made by one of our number yesterday evening as some in our party ordered cappuccinos after dessert: Cappuccinos are so yesterday, guys! I was unaware of this fact (I don’t drink cappuccinos anyway). Perhaps...
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Livestock transportation in the spotlight  Posted on 08/01/2014
Following the tragic death of a giraffe which hit its head on a low bridge while being transported to Limpopo yesterday, individuals involved in the transportation of livestock have been warned to check again that the routes they are...
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Lumineers, described  Posted on 07/31/2014
This is a great cartoon from Wrong Hands, the Indie example being my favourite in that it basically sums up the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons, in one handy timeline. I don’t listen to Country, Blues, Pop or Classic Rock enough to...
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Vintage Muse  Posted on 07/31/2014
Perhaps because they announced that they will have a new album out this time next year, or perhaps just because Steve Jobs’ spinny touchy wheel thing on my iPod looks really nice but doesn’t actually work every time, I ended up...
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Of Penguins and Landmines  Posted on 07/30/2014
This comes from the QI website, so I’m fairly convinced of its veracity. There are thousands of landmines in the Falkland Islands, laid in the 1980s by the Argentinians, which have been a boon to the Islands’ penguin...
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Fixing your virus-infected computer  Posted on 07/29/2014
Not Ebola virus, obviously. That’s another story. No. Computer viruses. They can be every bit as nasty as real human viruses, if you’re a computer. And if the infection has made it past your conventional, Western prophylaxis,...
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Richard Dawkins tweets on thinking logically  Posted on 07/29/2014
It’s a fairly simple concept, but it’s something a lot of people just don’t seem to understand. Dawkins sums it up nicely here: X is bad. Y is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of X, go away and don’t...
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Besides Ebola…  Posted on 07/28/2014
While there is a (rightfully) well-publicised Ebola outbreak taking place in West Africa, it doesn’t mean that the usual suspects of the infectious diseases world have gone away. And while the world’s attention is focused...
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Boomslanging  Posted on 07/28/2014
All is going well Chez 6000. Mrs 6000 may be overseas, but we are perfectly capable of looking after ourselves and while she’s living the grand life, we’re going to have some fun too. This was going to be achieved by going on a...
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  • Dave 25 January 2012 20:26:32

    Helped me out no end when I moved to SA.Thoroughly recommend his honest opinions and no nonsense approach.

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