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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

    S Sudan: Slaughter on sacred ground
    S Sudan: Slaughter on sacred ground
    "The first attack was not so bad."
    10 Things about Alan Turing
    10 Things about Alan Turing
    1 The British scientist, who was a key figure in the invention of the computer as well as a vital code breaker during World War...
    What is it about priests and sex?
    What is it about priests and sex?
    BODY LANGUAGE 
    Cape Flats: On the border of war and privilege
    Cape Flats: On the border of war and privilege
    It’s Friday night on the Cape Flats. The wind whips between the three-storey brick ­tenements, shaking the few lights that still work and...
    Cardinal sin of sex in the church
    Cardinal sin of sex in the church
    The Scottish Catholic church announced that Pope Benedict had accepted the cardinal's resignation as archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh,...
    Anders Breivik's spider web of hate
    Anders Breivik's spider web of hate
    Anders Breivik's manifesto reveals a subculture of nationalistic and Islamophobic websites that link the European and American far right in a...
    Move over PC, MUC is coming
    Move over PC, MUC is coming
    Could one of the inventors of the webcam transform the economics of computing for the poor? In 1991, when he was a doctoral student at Cambridge,...
    Collaboration won't make the sun orbit the Earth
    Collaboration won't make the sun orbit the Earth
    It is not often that something makes me laugh so hard I cannot breathe, but a recent piece on "wikigroaning" did. It consists simply of a list of...
    The demise of professional photographers
    The demise of professional photographers
    Half-a-dozen lurid and splodgy pictures in the local paper brought home to me the death of an honourable profession this week. I took them. I am in...
    The perfect system for people who hate computers
    The perfect system for people who hate computers
    We've had computers powerful enough to be effortlessly useful for ages now. In fact, there is probably one in your attic. Even a 10-year-old PC...
    Fat lady gets ready to sing for Opera
    Fat lady gets ready to sing for Opera
    Two months ago I stopped using Opera -- the smallest, once the fastest and often the best browser built to date. Opera had all the good ideas years...