Monthly Archives: Oct 2022

Twitter, or: This is going to be a couple of interesting days

OK, I didn’t think Elon Musk could pull of a takeover of Twitter. My negative view of his character obviously clouded my judgement of his entrepreneurial skills. The takes on the takeover range wildly, from political commentators stating that this … Continue reading

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Try it before it’s gone

Michal Zalewski, or as like to call himself, Icamtuf, is retiring his old blog moving to Substack like so many others. He mainly wrote about doomsday prepping and internet security – two distinct subjects – and I checked one of … Continue reading

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Fanatics

The fiercest fanatics are often selfish people who were forced, by innate shortcomings or external circumstances, to lose faith in their own selves. — Michael Shellenberger                             … Continue reading

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The devil was in the detail

Turns out, the devil was in the detail. Almost 2 years ago the military took power in Myanmar in a coup and has since waged a terrifying war on the opposition. This stays mainly out of the Western media, just … Continue reading

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Interpretive dances

Interpretive dances – for ringtones, by Cost n’ Mayor: (Youtube)                          

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Z80 nerdery

I have a soft spot for a very nerdy piece of technology: The Zilog Z80 chip. It isn’t from the first computer I learned to program – that was an Apple ][ – but it was the CPU in the … Continue reading

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Heating hamsters as humanely as possible

This Tom Scott video is a must-view. It’s more than a year old and I just recently re-watched it. It is a short interview with the scientist and futurist James Lovelock, whom I remembered from his Gaia hypothesis. What I … Continue reading

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The Sandman

I’ll start by recommending “The Sandman”. Both the original series of graphic novels, the audio production (now series), and finally the TV series. I’ll be talking about the TV series here. And I will not spoil the plots, even though … Continue reading

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What about second crisis?

The Wikipedia page for “2022 United Kingdom government crisis” now has a disambiguation link. Somehow it’s as if British politics since Brexit has been, shall we say, less than successful. I still think Brexit could have been handled in a … Continue reading

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50 and 100 years

The British Broadcasting Corporation turned 100 years today. That made someone remark that times do change: Back then, Britain had a King, no-one knew if they could afford to put their heating on and they had just lived through a … Continue reading

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