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Time for the sledgehammer

So claims Steve Richards, the Independent political columnist referring yesterday to persistent bad behaviour by police, bankers, power companies and BBC management. My favourite political columnist was always Anthony Howard. By temperament he preferred Labour to the Tories, but he could be critical of both. His real strength was his extraordinarily detailed knowledge going back […]

Bitcoins (2)

My first blog on this topic was in January with some basic arithmetic, which showed that buying fancy kit to mine bitcoins looks a thoroughly dicey business. I intended the next article to be about various schemes being deployed to make money in such an environment – all the standard financial tricks are being wheeled […]

Whate’ers begun in anger ends in shame

The Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) lasted from 1974 to 1984. It was effectively a pro-paedophile lobbying group. In the 1970s the big issue was not child abuse but gay liberation. In that climate, the main struggle was to get a sexual interest in someone of the same sex seen as a lifestyle choice, rather then […]

iCal syncing

iCal, or more formally Calendar v7.0, is Apple’s calendar app. There is a desktop version which runs under OS X, and a mobile version, which runs under iOS. Syncing is a fairly obvious issue. Typing is faster on my desktop, so if I am sitting there I prefer to enter appointments onto the desktop version, […]

Protecting us from Armageddon

And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole […]