Bletchley Park, the top secret code breaking hub that played a pivotal role in the outcome of World War Two, has finally been awarded development funding of some £460,500 ($735,500) from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will literally save the place the saved the lives of countless people by shortening World War two by at least two years. With the money, the Bletchley Park Trust will be able to start plans for transforming [URL="http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk"]Bletchley Park[/URL] itself into a world class heritage and educational centre. The Trust now has a further two years in which to finalise the plans before …

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Who would you back in a fight? Barack Obama or Stephen Fry? When it comes to being popular on [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22533/53/"]Twitter[/URL] these two are the only real contenders for the title if you discount news organisations and the like. Currently, of course, US President Obama has the size advantage with an incredible 220,000 people following him. Meanwhile [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3751.html"]Stephen Fry[/URL], actor, author and the most popular intellectual in Britain, has the advantage of speed. His momentum has carried him right up to 100,000 followers, many of them added after an appearance on the Jonathan Ross chat show last week here in the …

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Sophos, the security outfit, has issued a [URL="http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/01/04/phishing-scam"]warning[/URL] for users of Twitter to be on the lookout for an evolving phishing attack which could steal personal data if they are not very careful. Already thousands of Twitterers are thought to have received messages from their friends which invite them to visit a specific website for a number of various reasons. Amongst them, it seems, is Stephen Fry. According to reports the bait used in the messages can be anything from the lure of winning an [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3656.html"]Apple iPhone[/URL] through to promises of funny pictures or blog articles supposedly about the recipient …

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There's the start of a cult of the personality thing going on in the UK technology sphere. Traditionally people have done their research on a gadget before buying it by remarkably old-fashioned means; they look in a magazine, they check online, they ask friends and get a consensus. It's a lot like the business buying process but less formal. Except now people are starting to turn to celebrities, in particular [URL="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/"]Stephen Fry[/URL]. Or so says the BBC's technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones. He believes the Blackberry Storm has been seriously hampered by Fry's antipathy towards it. This is made doubly confusing …

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"It’s Harvard or Yale, Harpic or Domestos, AA or RAC, PC or Mac. Binary tribalism: Gilbert and Sullivan wrote a song about it" [URL="http://stephenfry.com/blog/"]writes Stephen Fry[/URL] as he explains that when it comes to the world of serious digital photography that choice is pretty much narrowed down to Canon or Nikon. Stephen Fry, was half of a British comedy double act known as Fry and Laurie. He is the half, if you are American, that you have probably never heard of. His partner was Dr House, or Hugh Lawrie if you prefer. Yet Fry is arguably the more famous of …

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