Category Archives: Soapbox

Pandemic Times – Testing for the win

I am uncertain where exactly I heard this particular quote. “By the way, you know, when you say that we lead in cases, that’s because we have more testing than anybody else,” Politico I guess with small bit of information … Continue reading

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Deep fake in an environment of fake news

I remember reading an internet joke which was a job placement. It was looking for someone who would be willing to work for 40 hours a week, clean up messy spills and deal with diapers and up to 128 hours … Continue reading

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The great firewall of china

China apparently has a cyber wall since 1997. Who knew? Its role in internet censorship in China is to block access to selected foreign websites and to slow down cross-border internet traffic. The effect includes: limiting access to foreign information sources, … Continue reading

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More like postcards than like letters

Every couple of years, sometimes more often, some politician or law enforcement officer brings up that encryption is preventing them from doing their job. Just recently reported in Arstechnica was such an article about the US Attorney General William Barr. … Continue reading

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The art of invisibility

Indeed this book does discuss all the technology that you could use in an attempt to become invisible as far as internet tracking is concerned. The book goes even further if you wanted to disappear. It explains all of the … Continue reading

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5G and the USA dictating technology choices

I cannot remember how we got to discussing about technology and the new 5G standard.  My buddy Otto was a bit surprised at how adamant the US government with their demand that all of its allies must not purchase Huawei … Continue reading

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The Expert, helpful neighbor and friend

The problem was a project I built for my boys was no longer working.  I put everything together just a few months back and one of the relays was now failing me.  The actual problem was the switch no longer … Continue reading

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Whose fault is it anyway

I guess I never really believed that a lot of the news organizations were being overtly “liberal” with an agenda.  It seemed to me that any individual writer(s) may have a personal opinion and that is perhaps why he wrote the … Continue reading

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Smartphone maintence

Some things are really glamorous. New Shiny smart phones New Computers Fancy New Development methodologies Heck, just about anything that is not only new to you but brand new on the market is pretty cool. However, there can be things … Continue reading

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Excessive tracking and yet probably ineffective

I was reading an article on Arstechnica about tracking inbound cars in without a warrent or individualized suspicion.[1] To me this seems a bit ridiculous and overbearing.  I am rather curious what you need to be doing that both looks … Continue reading

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