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Date: February 2012

As it happened: The Dáil debate on the ‘Irish SOPA’

In which Junior Minister Sean Sherlock attempts to defend his proposed through-the-back-door copyright legislation. "The best way of dealing with copyright infringement issues is on a case-by-case basis by means of a judicial process," says the minister. Alas, if only the judgements made so far weren't fundamentally flawed... #link



A pixellated hearth for your computer screen. Might come in handy this week, it's pretty cold. #link


Hardcore Or Die

A punk rock mix by Radio Soulwax (yes, that Soulwax). I've only played about 10 minutes, but it's a great selection so far. #link


Weight Watchers Revamps Its Magic Formula

A profile of WeightWatchers head David Kirchhoff and the changes he's made to the programme. I've been on the new plan (called ProPoints over here) for nine months now, and it's been working for me; the weekly weigh-ins and the tracking facilitate the small iterations to my eating patterns and general activity levels that are making a world of difference. #link