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Not just talking to oneself….

I’ve been in IT for sometime, in fact I’ve worked with people younger than I’ve been in IT. I remember the dawn on the Personal Computer when a PC didn’t just mean an IBM clone or it’s later siblings, but a PC could mean one of dozens of different...

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Americans still have an issue with tea….

Now first off I didn’t actually go looking for this story in the first place. I was watching youtube and forgot to a) turn off auto play and b) left it running while doing something else. So, some 238 years after those pesky Whig colonists rebelled about ‘no taxation...

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The Oscars and Trump’s facts

It looks like the Oscars and President Trump use the same information source and fact-checking agency (aka Madame Zena and her crystal ball!). Back on the 18th of February Trump said “We’ve got to keep our country safe. You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening...

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Brexit and Fair Trade

Like a lot of the information on Brexit still is either still under wraps or just not thought of yet, the effect of UK trade with the poorer nations seems to still be cloaked in secrecy. At the moment we get fruit, coffee, chocolate and other items from these...

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European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)

Back in December 2013 a new system EUROSUR went active.  It’s aims were to “ equip the EU and its Member States with better tools to prevent cross-border crimes, such as trafficking in human beings or trafficking in drugs, while at the same time detect and provide assistance to...

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reCAPTCHA – making the internet un-usable since 2000

So, what is it all about – CAPTCHA (an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”) – they say “CAPTCHAs play an important role in keeping the internet spam-free and making everyone’s experience a little bit better.” Which is of course complete bullshit....

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How not to win friends and influence people

You might hope that companies involved in internet security, and anti-virus/anti-malware would be the first to actually follow good practices when it comes to the internet. I just got off chasing Symantec//Norton for billing me for an automatic renewal for a product I no longer use.  Now I know...

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