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Knights of St Andrew
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The Scottish Rite “Black Cap” service organization Knights of St Andrew is planning the first ever National Gathering of Knights in conjunction with the Guthrie Valley Spring Reunion in March, 2012. Started 19 years ago, the KSA now has chapters … Continue reading

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Masonic Clipart
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As a service to its customers. PerfectTablePlan are offering excellent quality clipart for free at … http://www.perfecttableplan.com/html/masonic-clipart.html Well worth a visit.  The software is good, too!

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40Mbit/s broadband service
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Residents and businesses in the village of Lyddington in Rutland now receive a 40Mbit/s broadband service, using a fibre network from a BT exchange installed by local internet service provider Rutland Telecom. The service will provide an average speed of … Continue reading

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Apple iPad
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The launch of the hotly anticipated Apple iPad tablet computer has been delayed in the UK by a month. The device will now ship in late May, instead of late April as initially planned. According to Apple, the reason for … Continue reading

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Guy Kewney (Obit)
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If you’ve been reading the computer press over the last 40 years chances are you’ve come across something written by Guy Kewney. Born in 1946 Guy showed an early interest in computers and began his professional involvement as a programmer … Continue reading

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UGLE Website
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The new UGLE website is certainly dramatic and easy on the eye as well as easy to use. There are still a few pages that are ‘unfinished’ as it were; the list of Provinces does not yet have links to … Continue reading

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AVG Anti-Virus 9
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The latest AVG Anti-Virus 9 is out now and is much faster than previous versions, plus it comes with an improved anti-virus scanner and anti-phishing support. Trouble is it costs $34.99 for a 1 year license. Maybe they will come … Continue reading

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Windows 7
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Microsoft will release the full version of Windows 7 on 22 October. Interesting facts: Vista managed to gain only 19% market share in its entire history. Windows XP, the eight-year old OS, accounted for 71.5% of all operating systems that … Continue reading

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USB 3.0
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USB 3.0 products are starting to hit the market. The new USB format, dubbed SuperSpeed, transfers data at about 250MB/s, (Theoretical maximum 600MB/s), or about 10 times faster than USB 2.0 in real-world applications and with full-duplex data transmission rather … Continue reading

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iPhone Wars
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Since its UK release, anyone looking to purchase an iPhone has been forced to sign a contract with O2, which has had an exclusive deal to sell the phone. Not any more though, as Orange has announced it will also … Continue reading

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