In Memoriam: Lee Reherman

Lee Reherman — better known to many as American Gladiator, ‘Hawk’ — died February 29th in California. He was 49. Some might wonder what difference that makes, as we seem to have a glut of famous people of all ages dying at present, but Lee had a role you won’t see if you look at […]
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Inquest Holds Police Accountable for Hillsborough’s 96 Dead

A Coroner’s inquest today found that West Yorkshire Police, and specifically Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield was “responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence” in the 1989 incident which left 96 dead and 766 injured. The injuries were sustained by Liverpool fans as they were crowded into stands at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium beyond its capacity, leading […]
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Geolocation – The Fools Tool

Geolocation is one of those tools that the less technically minded like to use to feel smart. At its core it’s a database, showing locations for IP addresses, but like most database-based tools, the old maxim of GIGO [Garbage In, Garbage Out] applies. Over the weekend Fusion’s Kashmir Hill wrote a great story about how […]
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Comments on the DMCA

The US Government’s 3-month consultation on the DMCA ended last night, and as always, I waited until the last day to even start. As a result, instead of a massively long and detailed submission with lots of details and references, they got… 2900 words mostly rattled out in a stream of conciousness, and with references […]
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One Year Without Sir pTerry Pratchett

It’s now been one year since pTerry died. It’s easy to remember, as it’s also the birthday of a close friend. There’s not a lot more that I can say here, that I didn’t say last year, except for the experiences over that last year. It’s now been one year since pTerry died. It’s easy […]
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Safer Internet Day 2016

It’s always important to be safe on the internet, and that more than anything means being safe about your information. Too many people leave information out there that can lead to being stalked, attacked, or otherwise compromised, so your privacy is vitally important. I’ve spent some 20 years online, a lot of it working on […]
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