Author Archives: pendantry

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.

WhatsApp’s privacy policy change breaks Signal

Update 17Jan2021: Signal’s issues appear to be fixed. At least for the time being… With about two billion users, WhatsApp is the most popular communications app on the planet. It is owned by Facebook, which has a rich history of … Continue reading

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Everything in Sync

If you’re like me, you probably have a need to share content with others on occasion. Email is not always an option, especially with very large files (and it’s not polite to oblige the recipient to download a lot of … Continue reading

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The President Just Called To Steal The Election

Posted in ... wait, what?, Communication, Drama, Just for laughs, Music, News and politics, People, Phlyarology | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

All I Want For Christmas…

Posted in ... wait, what?, art, Culture, Fantasy, Just for laughs, Phlyarology, Poetry, Science Fiction | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

How to circumvent the flaw in Google Authenticator

I recently became aware of ‘two-factor authentication‘ (2FA). This is a means by which one can add another level of protection to online accounts. There are several apps that provide this service: I opted for the Google Authenticator (GA), as … Continue reading

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What’s the true motive behind the president’s web of lies?

Today, 08Dec2020, marks the ‘Deadline of Resolving Election Disputes’ in US Federal law. All state recounts and court contests over the US presidential election results must be completed by today. Last Friday, 04Dec2020, Politico reported that The T**** campaign struck … Continue reading

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Two weeks left until sanity returns

“Two weeks” has been one of the themes of T****’s term in office. Taxes, wiretapping, infrastructure, the Paris Accords, ISIS, the new healthcare plan, minimum wage plan, COVID-19 vaccines… and ‘proof of widespread election fraud’; all of these things have … Continue reading

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The Concession Speech We All Deserve

BREAKING NEWS: The US General Services Administration (GSA) has informed President Elect Joe Biden that the administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from administrator Emily Murphy. A message from the Twitter account of … Continue reading

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I’m really sorry, but this is simply too good NOT to share

Now, I hope you’ll agree that that is a wonderful clip. If you disagree, then you should simply click elsewhere now, because you won’t want to listen to what I have to say. Which is: the game is still not … Continue reading

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We love the Earth

Posted in art, balance, Biodiversity, Climate, Communication, Core thought, Environment, GCD: Global climate disruption, Music | Tagged | 2 Comments