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Fear of flying? This is strangely reassuring.

While my rational side knows that flying is relatively safe, whenever I step onto a plane I can’t help feeling that in fact, aeroplanes defy all the known laws of physics. Then as you taxi down the runway there is a bump or a jerk or a grind that you haven’t felt before and your mind starts to wander. Moments after take off the plane banks and I find myself worrying the plane is outside the acceptable safety envelope.

This video of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner being prepared for the Farnborough Air Show is rather reassuring then.

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The Conference Attendee Manifesto

The Conference Attendee Manifesto

Thank you Ian Clifford, of YouRock for this rather brilliant charter. It made us very happy to think that you noticed what we try to do every time we put something together.

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Startup 2 for 1 tickets for Business of Software Conference Europe

Startup 2 for 1 tickets for Business of Software Conference Europe

Register for a 2 for 1 startup ticket for Business of Software Conference Europe here before 1st June

There are any number of events, conferences, networking groups where you can meet fellow startups and share experience. There are also lots of events where the stage is packed with celebrity speakers, panels, sponsors, people are in fancy dress and everyone has to be on ‘broadcast mode’.

Business of Software Conference is different.

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“The NSA is doing so well because software is bullshit”. Everything is broken.

“The NSA is doing so well because software is bullshit”. Everything is broken.

Someone pointed out recently that no matter how many steps and lengths that you go to to keep your email secure and away from the threat of corporate snooping and worse by free email providers, it doesn’t really matter because any email correspondence that you have is likely to be with people that use gmail or similar solutions and so the correspondent’s email will be in the system regardless of what you have done to protect yourself.

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