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Filter in the name of protection

I think it’s shocking that one of the central pillars of the concept of the Internet, free access to all things, is casually eroded by David Cameron in the name of “protecting the children”. This is appalling. Whilst I’m sure that this will give some poor quality parents an illusion of online safety, saving them […]

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Think of the children!

I’m highly amused that the government are selling the latest bundle of internet censorship as a child protection measure. Apparently all our Internets should be filtered by default because that makes it safer for children. Notice that this is billed as some kind of anti-porn filter, but the actual block is against “harmful content”, which […]

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Train madness

This is rubbish. A big man chucks a[n allegedly] fair-dodging scroat off of a train and then it’s him who gets pulled up on an assault charge. The fair-dodger’s case still seems to be under advisement. Something seems a bit backwards there.

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Dopey

So it’s been a while since I blogged anything here. The world has been in financial crisis, the Formula 1 has been won by Vettel again, and I’ve been generally entertaining myself with family life and other things. Sadly last week we lost our speckled chicken Dopey. I can only hope that she had a […]

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How does your memory work?

An interesting article on ars technica and BBC news talks about the effect of the Internet on our memories. The essence being that instead of recording actual facts, we’re recording where we might access that information – pointers to facts if you would. I found the opening comments of the article very interesting, as it […]

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