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January 19, 2019

The Holes in the Map: Who Owns England?

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The map above shows — in orange — the 5.2 million acres of England and Wales that don't have a registered owner.

Search the map to see the unregistered land — it ranges from slivers of fields and gardens to huge rural estates.

Anna Powell-Smith created the map; her website explains why only 85% of English property is officially registered and titled.

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She wrote, "Those who own it benefit from a lack of transparency not available to anyone else, since the public cannot consult the Land Registry to find out who owns the land. As Lord Coleraine, a Conservative peer, stated to the House of Lords in 1996: 'Unregistered land carries an anomalous privilege of privacy.'"

January 19, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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Fair warning: there goes the day.

January 19, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Chinese Yutu-2 Rover explores the far side of the moon

If memory serves, NASA never offered us such fantastic footage of its Mars rovers so soon after landing.

What an accomplishment.

More videos and back story here.

January 19, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Paint Brush Storage Lid


Late Wednesday night longtime reader Steven Frisk commented on a post that had appeared earlier that day.


His comment concluded, "My new site is Paint Brush Storage Lid by Gadgetry LLC on Amazon. Sorry for the shameless plug."


It was late at night when Steve commented so I'll excuse his confusion about exactly whose site he was commenting on.


As any fool can plainly see and read from what appears here, this is a Bizarro World-based site, where shameless plugs go to the head of the class or — in this case — lead off the day's posts.

Let's move some product (pictured above).

$5.99 (cheap at twice the price. And no — paint not included)

January 19, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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