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Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/5npujc7lHw” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/5npujc7lHw Security slip-ups in 1Password and other password managers ‘extremely worrying’ • The Registe… <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/Ojlergtj51” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/Ojlergtj51 ICYMI: San Diego’s smart street lights and Norway’s robotic sea snakes <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/4erZqz96Ke” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/4erZqz96Ke How we made Cockney Rebel’s Make […]

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Recode: ‘Uber’s SVP of Engineering Is Out After He Did Not Disclose He Left Google in a Dispute Over a Sexual… <a rel="nofollow" href="https://…” target=”_blank”>https://… My response on Reddit to saying that the US isn’t rich enough for #basicincome & that welfare is better. https… Wow. What a goal from Drinkwater. Feels like Leicester’s players […]

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if you are on Facebook you are probably being used and manipulated Scary how Facebook and big data allegedly was used and is being used by Trump’s puppeteers to promote hard right Ayn Rand philosophies Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/1jGGkTjlDn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/1jGGkTjlDn <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/WvoqALzQfn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/WvoqALzQfn Russia, […]

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disappointed Copenhagen is not doing more to attract Fintech companies. English speaking people, good comms, great city, good beer Hi-tech financial firms flee UK amid doubts over Brexit <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/ILCNZyGXkd” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/ILCNZyGXkd Melania Trump would have been priority to be deported under new immigration rules <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/qJ5YhfYk3r” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/qJ5YhfYk3r This doesn’t sound like the most […]

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Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears • The Register <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/TkL6d3Hcxz” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/TkL6d3Hcxz Arctic seed vault grows as defense against food crisis <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/Wsab8lvFRF” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/Wsab8lvFRF Editor of . contacted me. We are talking on Monday. Hmmm Bring it BACK… with MODs! Psion 5 storms great tech revival poll • Best portable keyboard ever, […]

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If anyone has a spare ticket for Peter Hammill at residency Thu 2, Fri 3, Sat 4 March then I’ll buy it from you. Any night is good. After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchin… Leicester sack Ranieri less than 10 months after […]

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French elections: Emmanuel Macron and François Bayrou form alliance <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/wRgWctCrkr” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/wRgWctCrkr “Work is the curse of the drinking classes.” — Oscar Wilde as the article mentions: countries like Norway, Germany, Netherlands have returns of 95%+ using deposit schemes. Soft drinks giant gives backing to bottle deposit scheme <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/M3q3qfEbfk” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/M3q3qfEbfk (paywall). Finally […]

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How to Bury a Major #Breach Notification <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/TOvkQ12yL8” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/TOvkQ12yL8 #KrebsOnSecurity <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/x0lvKM8Rfn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/x0lvKM8Rfn Any chance of an update to your calculators for 2017/2018 tax-year please? Confessions of Carlos Kaiser: Football’s biggest conman 😯 ➡️ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/aqPBIvSz9C” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/aqPBIvSz9C <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/771k127tAE” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/771k127tAE Southern commuters now remove addresses from CV, often under advice […]

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Hamilton Hall: London’s rowdiest station pub <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/LvlTBpML54” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/LvlTBpML54 <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/6M4Ga5SbU9” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/6M4Ga5SbU9 Awesome, on #thesimpsons #schach #chess <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/aWETcS0OqI” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/aWETcS0OqI Oxford University set to break with tradition and open a foreign campus - after France offers Brexit sweetener <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/…” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/… Experts thought I’d only last three days. I showed them. […]

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STUNNING statement by ND Gov — he’s worried about #StandingRock camp being “ecological disaster” under Missouri River bu… if you are interested in his personal and family life it is and as such it works (cause there is a lot to tell). 3* doc “Zero K” done. “Flamethrowers” by Rachel Kushner next? Also dipping in and out […]

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This is good. Apparently on a wall somewhere in Islington. <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/UpYmZsYkHZ” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/UpYmZsYkHZ Oslo Airport’s (now deleted) tweet imitating a certain world leader <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/X7LbGQercm” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/X7LbGQercm <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/mTNO5kv32Y” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/mTNO5kv32Y Uber drivers are driving themselves out of a job. More profit for Uber equals an earlier arrival at a future destination w driverless […]

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Dutch town adds ‘Lightlines’ to alert distracted pedestrians <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/zbxlv4emvQ” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/zbxlv4emvQ The leakers & journos who exposed Gen Flynn wd face 14 yrs in jail in the UK with new Espionage Act <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/rdtikC79pd” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/rdtikC79pd cause and effect <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/JIWPEB0jxH” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/JIWPEB0jxH got one as an xmas present #coffeetablebook <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/9JWX0nx8Xz” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/9JWX0nx8Xz […]

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Entrepreneurs. If you spot “a gap in the market”, the chances are the gap is there for a reason. Work out the reason befor… Daimler is going all-electric with ‘Smart’ cars in North America <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/RmFWN0MJWj” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/RmFWN0MJWj takes the nuclear option Lloyds Bank is ‘close to choosing Berlin as a European base after Brexit’ […]

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<a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/NYa4EsUSFO” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/NYa4EsUSFO RIP Joan Pick, Since 1973 a low-energy, raw-food ascete. Mensa-member and Croydon “Running Lady” /cc Such incredible stats from Tokyo’s desirable central Minato-ku district, … Tokyo 142k a year, L… . doubles down on universal basic income: ‘It’s going to be necessary’ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/AMrgMbWuja” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/AMrgMbWuja <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/T…” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/T… Doomsday […]

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Renewables didn’t cause South Australia’s blackout – and the PM knew it all along <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/kCN15GY16Z” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/kCN15GY16Z “The price of a work of art is an index of pure irrational desire, and nothing is more manipulable than desire” Robert Hughes (via artsdesk) ‘intelligence official, who stated that “since January 20, we’ve assumed that the […]

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Elon Musk in union spat after wrongly calling Tesla worker a paid agitator <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/x8tH05d0hn” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/x8tH05d0hn #NowPlaying Wrong Baby by Colder. Derivative, but in a vv good way. ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/ZiTFTSwVYi” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/ZiTFTSwVYi #NowPlaying Midnight Fever (feat. Owlle) by Colder, Owlle. Big fan of Colder. ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/BTGoIj4jcp” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/BTGoIj4jcp #NowPlaying Mango Coconut by […]

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Top-notch analysis of how Trump’s “commercial, deal-making” outlook goes awry when it comes to litigation and the courts.… #NowPlaying The Rain by Colder ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/neND4RmV21” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/neND4RmV21 Abstract: Netflix’s New Documentary Series About “the Art of Design” Premieres Today <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/lpXFLdEvMh” target=”_blank”>https://t.co/lpXFLdEvMh via Boom. #NowPlaying Pie IX by Suuns ♫ <a rel="nofollow" href="https://t.co/68XxLNF9To” […]

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#NowPlaying The Rain by Colder ♫ https://t.co/neND4RmV21 Abstract: Netflix’s New Documentary Series About “the Art of Design” Premieres Today https://t.co/lpXFLdEvMh via Boom. #NowPlaying Pie IX by Suuns ♫ https://t.co/68XxLNF9To #NowPlaying Collapsing New People by Fad Gadget ♫ https://t.co/KPi8eO87vb #NowPlaying On Reflection by Gentle Giant. The finest prog. Vocals. ♫ https://t.co/2IMS1ejIlz #NowPlaying Going For The One […]

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When concrete buildings drive people mad - https://t.co/ve8anKV1PX German state buys USB stick said to hold evidence of €600m in tax avoidance. Expensive stick at €5m. https://t.co/dslCOBbdKC

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Browser-Based iOS 9.1/9.2 Jailbreak Wins $1M Bounty, Will Be Sold. https://t.co/7yWjZdqHgu

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I’m interested to know who these “leading” experts are and for TalkTalk to name them. So TalkTalk’s “heads and shoulders” cybersecurity as done by leading experts was taken down by a simple SQL-injection done by a 15 yo kid?

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China syndrome in #Croydon with Lansdowne Road deal https://t.co/loVIkxeoCz … No 1 Croydon was love at first sight and still follow FYB, but it was Jonathan Meades’s series on bunkers & brutalism that opened my eyes. Fuck Yeah Brutalism blogger Michael Abrahamson makes the Sunday Times Culture mag. Le Corb, not Corbyn. #NowPlaying “Oceanic I […]

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“TalkTalk Hackers Demanded £80K in Bitcoin”. Krebs on TalkTalk, seem like SQL injection (ie trivial) hack. https://t.co/GRvsiwtfxo

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Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was ‘secure’, not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed https://t.co/tUxVUeO1ir Quite surprised by this, thought the Russia-Norway border was hard to cross. Well it probably still is if you are going into Russia. “a lucrative trade in bicycles has opened up, with migrants buying bikes and pedalling the final […]

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Admittedly long time since I did my degree in Computer Engineering/Science - but whatever happened to proper data architecture and security? Hackers response: we don’t need no stupid password (and why don’t you use two-factor auth?). Bank detail?: we already have them thx. “TalkTalk reassured customers it would never ask for a password or bank […]

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via Times piece on the star KIC 8462852. Dyson sphere:”hypothetical megastructure … completely encompasses a star and captures … all of its power output” https://t.co/j6AcIE5E2J “too tall for the helicopter … to carry him … and returned by ambulance - allegedly without having settled his brothel bill”. ST on Odom “The internet didn’t kill Playboy; […]

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Typical blog headlines: X selects 10 books that everyone should read or 10 records everyone should hear and so on. Time on this please.

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legerdemain - “sleight of hand”, “deceitful cleverness”. First time I’ve ever come across this one (FT on the company Theranos and rigging). Hilla Becher, photographer of water towers and kilns and other industrial buildings - RIP. And you wonder while Britain wants to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights. Blood < money. […]

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Father beat New York teen with cord in fatal church attack: police http://t.co/rpNf6dgRa3

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Beating your own child do death. What religious nutters do in the name of their god. http://t.co/RMawtjmtyv

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Good concept and great ending for «Hunted». Thanks to the driver of the #100 bus picking me up at Blackfriars after the driver of the 00:25 #388 decided to leave at 00:23.

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Dang. ITA 2 - NOR 1 and MAL 0 - CRO 1. Playoffs it is. 23’ Norway take the lead courtesy of a thunderous strike from Alexander Tettey from outside the box #ITANOR #VivoAzzurro TETTEY! Italy 0 - Norway 1. http://t.co/wUHFjh0orM Summary of 2015 iMac Reviews: ‘Best All-in-One’ Desktop. But need to get a 2 […]

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Now have embraced those that spoofed them to provide their own adult guides http://t.co/DfSEIzMItt http://… Sean Scully went to the Croydon School of Art, then won a fellowship at Harvard (as noticed in Sunday Times mag). #NowPlaying “Picture You” by The Amazing from Picture You. Searchers/Byrds redux. Nice. ♫ http://t.co/plMMh8KwT6 might be used by spetsnaz […]

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I’m not making this up: there’s a beer called Pure UBU.

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«Just hiring crazy people off the street to do their book reviews» Exactly - Knausgård case in point. Critics without critical sense. Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels http://t.co/ANAzCfxQ6p Fuck yeah sink Moby Dick now. Agnes Martin at Tate Modern (1st became aware of her walking around Cork Street). Good show; but bulks of minimalism […]

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World’s oldest person scoffs daily ration of bacon http://t.co/nj0MJuq00k

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proving that as well as electrons, trains can also be in two states at the same time. Quantum trains. http://t.co/ZdRP5uLzCK

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“What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot” (Krebs). Been shredding the passes for a decade now. Tags I cut up&flush. http://t.co/mBW6Z1MEMn

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http://t.co/O37AkIRz5Z Ifö Sign Art series by Holscher Design, as spotted on various Scandinavian architecture TV-programmes. Excellent service from in replacing broken Ifö Sign Art (a Holscher design) sink so fast.

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#NowPlaying “The Conversation” by Dictaphone from Poems From A Rooftop. If you have not tried “Discover Wee… http://t.co/c31f09xShO “What the West does not get about Russians is that they’re chess, not poker, players … thinking a few moves ahead”. P Felgenhauer, analyst “Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the […]