Archive for the 'Current events' Category

Horrible little law

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Feinstein-Burr senate bill, it’s getting crazier by the day: No, this slippery little act says that when a company or person gets a court order asking for encrypted emails or files to be handed over and decrypted, compliance is the law. How compliance actually happens isn’t specified. They don’t care how user security was broken […]

Enemy number one

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The US gov is quickly turning into corporate threat number one: Apple has long suspected that servers it ordered from the traditional supply chain were intercepted during shipping, with additional chips and firmware added to them by unknown third parties in order to make them vulnerable to infiltration, according to a person familiar with the […]

What social networks can become

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Really scary shit straight outta China. What actually stops our common social networks from becoming that same thing?

Adpocalypse, or not

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Everybody’s on about the end of the web due to more and more people using adblockers. In one camp are the ones (me included) who are sick and tired of ads and tracking, and on the other side the ones accusing me and my kind of stealing content. What ad providers try to do is […]

How stupid can you be…

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Read this in Jerusalem Post, couldn’t believe it. I know Swedes can be real useful idiots, or useful real idiots, but this? Did a quick search, and yes, Swedes can be even greater idiots than I ever imagined. They actually did it. It’s true. Rewarding voluntary ISIS fighters after homecoming. Way to go. Congrats, Sweden. […]

I’m gonna learn french…

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

You can get it too, right here.

Kids, cartoons and animals

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Kids, cartoons and animals: Top 5 most bizarre anti-Semitic videos – Not Just News – Jerusalem Post You have to get them while they’re young.

You cannot trust

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Caspar Bowden spoke at the 31c3 conference. Snippets: I told my technology officers at MicroSoft that if you sell cloud computing services to your own governments, this means that the NSA can do unlimited surveillance on that data. […] two months later they did fire me. “Technology officers” represent MicroSoft in their respective countries. On […]

Breaking news!

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Hania, my woman and wife, was one of the winners of the Benzelius price from the Royal Society of Science in Uppsala, Sweden, for her Ph.D. work in digital geometry and combinatorics on words (she had to help me spell this). She got this on the 300 year anniversary of the society, which was set […]

What a strange piece

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Can’t help commenting on this opinion piece on TechRepublic: The Apple Tablet will disrupt Apple’s device momentum. Just a few choice quotes: … 1) providing good entertainment; and 2) providing flexible input and output. The success of the iPhone illustrates how correct I was in the first point. It stumbled into the entertainment angle. Yes, […]