I notice that diafol is a bit quiet this year when it comes to the Six Nations. Can't imagine why :) Saying that has probably just guaranteed a butt-kicking by Ireland for England now (actually don't mean that, think it will be a really tough and close game though). Ditto when it comes to France v Wales this afternoon, depending as usual on which French team turns up.

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Although based in New York, DaniWeb is very much a global community. I'm from England, for example, and our moderator Diafol (who will be well known to anyone who has ever browsed the [PHP forum]( https://www.daniweb.com/web-development/php/17)) is a Welshman through and through. I mention this as last week I went on a tour of IT security and military tech companies as the guest of the [Welsh Government](http://wales.gov.uk/?lang=en), who were keen to demonstrate how South Wales in particular has become something of a cyber-security cluster in the UK. My trip was centred in Cardiff, best known to sci-fi geeks the world …

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Anybody else going to be glued to it this year? First result already in: Wales 23 : 15 Ireland Italy were very good, Wales rather indifferent. Great to see Italy attacking and playing with width. They may take a few unexpected scalps this season. Well, they did last year too, but anyway... Next up: France v England Should be very interesting, with Ireland v Scotland tomorrow too. Grand Slam hopes for F/E/I may be crushed this weekend, although the Championship may still be up for grabs if somebody slips. I'll be hoping for a Welsh win. :| Big ask. ![17e78ae607a315d5cccad60591a50154](/attachments/large/0/17e78ae607a315d5cccad60591a50154.png …

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## I'd like to wish all DW members and guests a Happy St. David's Day. ## St David or Dewi Sant is the patron saint of Wales and his death (strangely!) is celebrated on March 1st. Schools across Wales celebrate this day with eisteddfodau. These consist of competitions with regard to poetry recitations, traditional dancing, choral, individual and folk singing, instruments, sketches, etc. I just finished comparing part of ours. Great day - all without a drop of alcohol! I'll wait until St. Patrick's Day for that. :) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_David's_Day](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_David's_Day) http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/275/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21561244 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisteddfod Here's an example of how we're governed: >Cross-party …

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It must be about 15 years since I was standing on a boat in Los Angeles at a press party, talking to a computer executive from the States. I don't remember his name; he'd had a couple of drinks by that time and there were a few people from the European press around. "We operate in Europe," he said. "Including England, Wales...oh, whatever you think is a country over there." Many of us were, I think, understandably offended. I mean, we get it: America is big, you have lakes bigger than London, we really, really understand the point. I can't …

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Facebook, home of the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4346.html"]104 year old Frisbee Queen[/URL], would appear to have taken a disliking to large parts of Wales. You know, that rather lovely country which borders England and forms part of the United Kingdom. Wales even has a devolved Government in the Welsh Assembly, something the Welsh fought long and hard to get. No wonder, then, people are more than a little bit annoyed at discovering that Facebook now informs the world they live in England. It seems that people who live in places such as Cardiff and Swansea, very definitely in Wales, now find Facebook giving …

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The End.