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Blackberry… I told you so

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been apprehensive about Blackberry “security” since day 1. While I recognized the potential strengths, I was 90% confident of significant weaknesses, the primary of which was that the allegedly secure messaging system of Blackberry might be able to be read by a third party without the knowledge […]

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Ever wondered what the internet is really like?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

Many of us remember a time when having a blog or a computer on the internet was a cool thing and was safe-ish.  There were hackers, but you could take some simple steps (though not enough people did, even then) and largely keep the miscreants out of your stuff. It’s a different world today.  I […]

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How many people have to die before we put an end to alternative medicine quackery?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism

Another child is dead, and more parents have criminal convictions for using quackery instead of medicine to treat their child’s illness.  How long are people going to tolerate this alternative medicine crap?  How many more people have to die before we bring the weight of government down hard on these charlatans whose purpose in life is […]

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Cinemas are dead, but they haven’t fallen over.

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I saw this news article (click) today.  It makes some interesting points about declining attendance at cinemas, and suggests that if young people can’t text during a show, they won’t go.  In response, a large American chain is going to stop harping on “turn off your phone”. What that tells me is that the traditional […]

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