Tag: UNIQUE

Turkish Hacker-Crackers, perhaps?

A Cracking Week Off? I had a week’s holiday of sorts last week.  On returning I found that this website had been cracked. (I already had intimations that something was wrong because of site stat failures and an email from @Justin Asking, sometime commenter to this website and others).  Anyway, so it was.  Unfortunately, I…
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September 5, 2011 0

What is the Best Backup for Windows in a Small Home or Office?

What is the Best Backup for Windows in a Small Home or Office? Which Windows Backup?  A History. Over the years I’ve tried many systems for backing up crucial Windows data.  Currently for small-scale backups I use the ubiquitous and almost bullet-proof flash drives, my current one tipping the scales at 8Gb.  But for major…
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December 5, 2010 0

The Bureau d’Exchange de Maux and Crawling Chaos

A Case of One Man’s Cake is Another Man’s Poison I first read the short story, “The Bureau d’Exchange de Maux” by Lord Dunsany, in the late seventies in a compilation, probably a Panther Books one.  It’s staggering simplicity is matched by the masterful telling. View Larger Map Later, in (a sort of) homage, Crawling…
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March 10, 2009 0

Happy Birthday Unix

Well it’s a sort of birthday.  As of 23:31:30 today, UNix will be 1234567890 seconds old! Google has celebrated with yet another unique graphic for the occasion.  Click on the link below for a Google search on this string: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=unix+1234567890&ct=unix1234567890&oi=ddle Unix’s calendar started the first second after the end of the sixties.  Like all clocks…
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February 13, 2009 0

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