Category Archives: Soapbox

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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Roses are red, forests are green …

“I was with the president of Finland and he said: ‘We have, much different, we are a forest nation.’ He called it a forest nation. And they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things, and … Continue reading

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More posts to love

Just in case you haven’t noticed it yet the Paranoid professor has doubled our staff. My youngest wanted to balance the computing and other world news with news of sport. We will still cover all the usual technical positions but … Continue reading

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Corruption

Nobody wants to be accused of having anything less than the most ethical and trustworthy government imaginable. Yet not every administration fulfills that laudable goal.  It is usually pretty easy to look at the government through our personal perspective.  However, … Continue reading

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