Tag: computing

More Chips Off the ID Card Block

Chip ‘n Pin Fails to Stop Criminals Yesterday’s news that the UK banks’ Chip ‘n Pin card security system has been (easily) cracked is yet more evidence that ID Cards will be a colossal waste of money and a major plough through our freedoms and liberties.  The only people hurt by the scheme will be…
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August 14, 2008 0

Roger Irrelevant, Data Security, Liam Byrne and Johnny Foreigner

Two items this week have prompted this post which follows on from others like Laughable Big Brother. The Viz character, Roger Irrelevant is the link. (Viz flash version of a Roger Irrelevant cartoon.) Quoting from the Wikipedia description of Roger: “Roger Irrelevant is utterly detached from reality. The premise of the strip is that he…
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July 18, 2008 1

I Had that Aspergillus Thing, I think, and Everyone Laughed!

Recently in the news is the tale of a man that died from an aspergillus infection. I’m pretty sure I had the same thing about 20 years ago, except when I told people about it, they mostly sort of laughed that I was imagining it. One of the things I used to do was maintain…
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June 15, 2008 0

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