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The end of Windows XP - a money-grabbing exercise?

Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:58 -- James Oakley

Today is the day that Microsoft's Windows XP reaches "EOL" (End of Life) status. That means they won't be issuing any more updates for it. If security researchers (good guys), or hackers (bad guys), find vulnerabilities with it, Microsoft won't be issuing a fix for them.

This has been widely covered in the media. Apparently, a third of computers worldwide still use XP.

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Wine on the cross

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:57 -- James Oakley

I'm not sure what to conclude from this data, but I've just looked through the 4 gospels to identify the occasions on which Jesus was offered wine to drink, in one form or another.

It seems that he was offered wine 4 times. He refused it the first time, we're not told what happened on the second and third times, but he drank it the fourth time. On the first occasion, the wine was mixed with gall (an analgesic); on the other three times it was soured wine (wine vinegar).


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