September 7th, 2015
I found this video pretty compelling – cool to see how Da Funk breaks down
into sounds. But also weirdly Rube Goldberg: having midi software driving
servos that move lego to tap on sensors that make software play a sound…
June 3rd, 2015
This is exciting! No SSH in Windows just seems so odd. Even Apple Macs have an SSH client and server built in!
Microsoft is going to work with OpenSSH to bring its SSH client and server to Windows.
I guess I better learn PowerShell, though.
May 26th, 2015
Carpet cleaning robots need lots of smarts to navigate around obstacles. And putting all that computing power on every one is expensive, especially when they’re only being used part of the time! With fast networking, there’s a great solution – outsource the heavy thinking to the cloud. Unless David Cameron has his way banning encryption, or we make it too easy for law enforcement and spies to access the servers:
But a camera-equipped networked robot that free-ranges around your home is a fucking disaster if it isn’t secure.
May 24th, 2015
The media are all getting excited about the tax Amazon will pay now that they’re recording UK sales in the UK. Except they’re forgetting that corporation tax is paid on profit, not revenue. And Amazon barely makes a profit…
It’s the profitable companies that we need to get paying more tax in the UK! Apple, Starbucks and Google. But maybe this will put more pressure on them.
May 16th, 2015
The conservative government want to rewrite our human rights so that they don’t apply to “extremists”.
It won’t be long before all sorts of groups are rebranded as “extremist”… In fact it’s happening already.
The FBI, on classic environmental protesters:
“Many of these extremists believe the debates over pollution, protection of wildlife, safety, and property rights have been overshadowed by the promise of jobs and cheaper oil prices,” the FBI document states.
May 15th, 2015
Oscar and Daddy have their first movie-reference joke: “I could build a… SPACESHIP!”, from The Lego Movie.
Also; definitely going to be buying said spaceship made from 1980s technology. I just gotta find an excuse…
April 18th, 2015
If you agree that surveillance is a huge issue to be addressed by the
government, then check out this summary of the major party’s commitments.
The Green Party come out strongly saying surveillance needs to be targeted
with judicial approval – i.e. Greens will stop blanket surveillance and
bulk collection, and require warrants for targeted surveillance of
February 14th, 2015
This animation is of the Earth, showing the shadow of the moon. Pretty
which has some pretty interesting information about the eclipse.
February 13th, 2015
Some really interesting stuff in this article about how and why we marginalise people without even being aware of it.
August 20th, 2014
The 9 rules of policing, laid down when London’s metropolitan police
force was founded, are a pretty amazing set of principles.