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Dirtboxes: Another Way for Uncle Sam to Clock You.

I saw something in the Wall Street Journal last week about the U.S. Marshalls harvesting cell phone data by way of aircraft. There were devices installed in aircraft called “dirtboxes” that mimicked cell towers. 382 more words


The Katie Conundrum: Freedom of Speech vs Hate Speech

I have a confession: I broke my Daily Mail boycott today for the first time in just over half a year. Although I have seen hundreds of click-bait headlines during my separation with the Mail, none have commanded my attention as much as this one did. 1,072 more words


Film: Interstellar (2014)

After the ‘teaser’ I tend to avoid trailers for films that I want to see.  I know that I want to see them so what’s the point of seeing a collection of the good bits?   197 more words


The Future And What It Will Be Like

We are living in turbulent times. Terrorism abounds; corrupt governments romp up and down the halls of secrecy; a generation raised on the internet is charged with securing the safety of a planet suffering from over-population, massive inequality, a dying environment and dwindling resources. 1,067 more words

Art Deco and Egyptian Splendour- Black and White #31

One of the things that I love about London is the contrast and sometime very successful balance of the old with the very new. Well, age is all relative. 211 more words


man hate and true believers

I touched on some of this subject here.

It’s difficult to write about, because I feel such contempt for the hypocrisy surrounding it. When you were fooled for a long time, from a young age, and you then wake up (as I did years ago now, in stages), the pause for thought becomes pretty glacial. 500 more words