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Columnist: Is a better ‘online world’ a possibility?

I once saw a cat headbutt a car in Kirkcaldy a few years ago. The car wasn’t moving, but when I laughed out loud – I believe ‘lol’ is the term – it gave me a glower that told me I had better watch myself.

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Christmas decorations in the shops already? Bah humbug...

Columnist: A dose of the ‘bah-humbugs’ already...

It’s started already and I am suffering from a right old dose of the bah humbugs.

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Columnist: Breaking up? It isn’t really hard to do ...

Columnist: Breaking up? It isn’t really hard to do ...

Come with me as I step way out of my comfort zone and into a world I know little about and have even less of an interest in (always nice to start with an ‘ill-informed drivel imminent’ warning, don’t you think?).

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The Team Lux driverless car which is taking part in the DARPA Urban Challenge driverless car race. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Wednesday April 11, 2007. The car features laser scanners which allow the car to 'see' where it is going to locate large obstacles to manoeuvre around, GPS navigation systems, computer activated steering, braking and gears. See PA story  TRANSPORT Driverless. Photo credit should read: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire.

Road to the future is paved with driverless cars

All of the major vehicle manufacturers have been setting out their planned timescales for launching sales of driverless vehicles. Many people are surprised at the pace of change under which increasing numbers of cars are operating on our roads with less control by the driver. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) roadmap to encourage autonomous vehicles (AVs) on our roads envisages that the UK can be a world leader in AVs.

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Columnist Fiona Pringle; A matter of life and a matter of death

Columnist Fiona Pringle; A matter of life and a matter of death

No better place to start an uplifting column than the surety of death.

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Sheona Small took part in a triathlon... Stock pic: Dave Swan

Columnist: Perth, on a bike, in a swimsuit... but who cares?

Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve been reminded of something and, as a flush of embarrassment sweeps over you, you say to yourself: “What on earth was I thinking?”

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No-one paid attention to the cycle sign on walkway at Forth Road Bridge

Columnist: Bridge signs ignored by all ...

Enjoyed a fab walk across both sides of the Forth Road Bridge on Sunday.

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Ticket stubs from Edinburgh fringe

Columnist: Buzz of Fringe is done for another year

So, the Fringe is over for another year.

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Modern technology opens up the communications world.

Columnist: The world is getting smaller every day...

Modern technology opens up the communications world.

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Susie Wolff

Columnist: Everyone deserves a shot at poll position

Fortunate to be brought up believing anything was possible, it never crossed my mind as a child, naive as that may have been, that there was differences in opportunities based on who or what you are.

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Usain Bolt after the medal cermony.  Pic Ian Rutherford

Columnist: Olympic daft

It’s been all things Olympic for me this week.

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The Big Lebowski

Columnist: Fond farewell to the King of Dudeism

Man, these celebrity deaths aren’t letting up, are they?

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Columnist: The rise of the one name nonentities ...

The definition of ‘celebrity’ has been debased in recent years

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Columnist: Avoid burying your head in the sands of digital time

Columnist: Avoid burying your head in the sands of digital time

It has been brought to my attention recently that although I try and embrace ‘the new’ – be it opportunities, experiences ... people, the same cannot be said for my attitude towards new technologies.

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At least I can now put my feet up on my new sofa...

Columnist: It’s sofa, so good...

A recent decision to make over my living room has led to all sorts of frustrations.

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Not everything is rosy outside Allan Crow's window

Columnist: Wasted souls in a dark world of drugs

Three o’clock on a sunny midweek afternoon and I’m looking out of my office into the Old Kirk graveyard watching four folk injecting drugs.

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Women In Black protesting on Princes Street (Pic: Rob McDougall)

Where words are louder than actions on Princes Street

The east end of Princes Street has always been a gathering point for protestors, community groups, single issue campaigners, and the obligatory street artists.

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Fife Free Press reporter Fiona Pringle’s impromptu Sheep’s Heid dinner with the Queen

Fife Free Press reporter Fiona Pringle’s impromptu Sheep’s Heid dinner with the Queen

Me: “I’ll have what she’s having.”

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Colin Cloud

Columnist: On stage with a mind reader... what could go wrong?

Saturday night and I’m on stage with Colin Cloud – and then he sends me running through the streets of Edinburgh praying I haven’t caused him to come to any harm.

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A plane journey from hell for Phil Weir

Columnist: Stags on a plane - a real life movie hell

The 1996 movie Snakes On A Plane does what it says on the box – FBI agent Samuel L. Jackson, delivering a witness for trial, must fend off a hefty batch of venomous serpents released on a passenger jet by an imaginative assassin.

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