Tag Archives: security

Climate change: it’s the humans, stupid

Imagine you’re about to board a plane. 98 airline mechanics tell you that they are certain the plane will never make it. 2 airline mechanics tell you that they are not sure about the success of the flight. 1 auto … Continue reading

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Many tuppences make a pile of change

I have another couple of tuppences: I find it encouraging to see that there are so many initiatives working to deal with the serious issues facing our world. I find it disheartening to see this resulting in a great many … Continue reading

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Risk Creep + Peak Oil = Big Trouble

Following on from Dr Bartlett’s seminal documentary, here’s another video report that should be mandatory viewing. Hell, this should be being shown on every TV channel every hour on the hour, so that even terminal couch potatoes get the message. … Continue reading

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Passwords: storing passwords

Back in 2007 I wrote a post (One Ring To Rule Them All) detailing my idea for coping with the Internet-necessitated need to manage a whole bunch of passwords with some modicum of security, and without fear of tearing all your … Continue reading

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Nuclear power: how we got into this mess

A tale of the withholding of truth; implementation of untested designs; toothless ‘overseers’ and safety compromised in favour of political and business expediency. Pandora’s Box: A is for Atom The film linked to the article above is an hour long, but it’s … Continue reading

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Passwords: simplifying the complexity

A long while ago now, I wrote up an idea I had for dealing with the problem of handling an ever-growing list of passwords, something that all Net users need to do. (The first post in the series is here). … Continue reading

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The Age of Stupid

from Spanner Films directed by Franny Armstrong starring Pete Postlethwaite as a man living in a devastated not-so-distant future (2055) looking at old footage and asking: “why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance?” Don’t be stupid. Buy … Continue reading

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Passwords: Pinning down the PINs

Are you any good at remembering numbers? Most people I’ve met say they’re not. What would you say if I said I had a way of remembering all the PINs on all of my credit and debit cards – a way that doesn’t require me … Continue reading

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Passwords: One Ring to Rule Them All

Have you ever heard of ‘Identity Theft’? (No? Where have you been the last few years – playing Evercrack or something?)   Using one password for everything is definitely a Bad Idea. So is writing that one password down on a post-it note … Continue reading

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