Category: Current Affairs

The google+ debarcle rages on. Schmit claimed that Google+ was an “Identity” service, and the world would be a better place if people had to go by their full names. However. A system that assumes that everyone can use their…

It was oppressive in East London yesterday. Late afternoon I got a message from Fyr that things had kicked off in Hackney. A guy had been stopped and searched and suddenly that was the spark-point. From my desk in Clerkenwell…

Ladies and Gentlefolk, On behalf of everybody at the New Grunsford News, we would officially like to apologise without reservation or fear of distraction, for getting caught hacking your phones. It was not a path we trod deliberately, or even…

Ownership The libian govenement has outsourced control of the .ly root name space to a (libian) organisation, “LL ccTLD“, which is not the government, (The UK does kind of the same thing, it delegates to nominet). The administrative and technical…

The Daily Show is a program I like a lot. 10 O’Clock Live is trying, somewhat self consciously, to be a British Daily Show, and both passes and fails. The Daily Show format, for those who haven’t seen it, is…

Same thing as 2008, although the number of survivors of WW1 has shrunk to four. In World War One Forty two million people were mobilised for the Allies There were twenty two million casualties on the Allied side. There are…

Slightly late on this, but I’ve been catching up on the Planet Money podcast, which is about attempting to explain all the high-falutin’ concepts aroundĀ economicsĀ and its occasional breakdowns in a way that makes it understandable to non-economists, and is well…

When I was looking at my candidates for parliament a while ago I mentioned Denny de la Haye, who was running on a platform of direct democracy, and where people who live here decided what he did. I liked the…

49% of my current constituancy voted four years ago. They voted for Labour, well, enough of them did. 58.9% of my current constituancy voted yesterday. Enough of them also voted for Labour for Meg to keep her chair, but it…