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2014 – and still no sign of affordable personal jetpacks

maybe next yearMiddle-aged geeks are anticipating another year of broken promises, as the mediocre reality that is 2014 falls short of our vision of cloud cities, time travel and cheese in a can. Despite a decade elapsing since Arthur C. Clarke’s guarantee of alien contact, we are still to see automatic doors that go wooosh, Betamax in HD or a decent tune by One Direction.

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Posted: Dec 31st, 2013
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Employee suspended for saying ‘Happy New Year’ after firm’s 12-day deadline

Jon Knowles thought nothing of greeting his first caller of the day with the same cheery sentiments only to hear a shocked gasp from his colleagues.

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Posted: Jan 17th, 2012
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Brown announces the ‘Happy New Year’ deadline has passed

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has brought days of speculation to an end by announcing that there is no longer any need to say Happy New Year to anyone.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2010
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