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VPN – What does it really do?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology No Comment

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably noticed that Netflix in Canada is kind of sucky relative to Netflix in the USA.  Or perhaps you’ve hit a video link on some web site only to be told that the content is not available in your country.  Geography-based content rules are *REALLY* annoying… doubly […]

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The Risks of Pokémon Go!

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Games and gaming, Outdoors, Security, Technology

The Pokémon Go game has hit civilization with a tsunami of success.  Children and adults, pasty and weak from lack of exposure to the sun are now out and about, chasing pocket monsters on their smartphones.  Humans, skittish as they are, are raising flags that the platform might be used for nefarious purposes. I have […]

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A blast from the past… an old anti-spam policy

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Security, Technology

I was going over some ancient archives of my old web sites and found this gem.  I still believe this is how spam and spammers should be dealt with, and it’s a shame it never caught on.  This was originally published in late 1997 or early 1998. Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Policy Unsolicited commercial email (AKA […]

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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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