Can You Write-in For Bernie or Pence?

It’s something people talk about but don’t often end up acting on, or for that matter knowing about. When it comes to this election though, the idea of ‘write-in candidates’ has become more pronounced, particularly with supporters for Bernie Sanders who don’t want to vote Clinton, let alone Trump. The same is becoming true on […]
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7 Reasons Why Trump’s Tax Returns Matter

Donald Trump is rich, really Rich, and we know that because he says so. He’s a business genius, with an unrecognized talent for business, and we know that because, yet again, he says so. Now, we have no reason to doubt that, except for one little thing, every time he’s asked to back those claims […]
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Dragon Con, Wifi, and the Marriott Jamming Myth

Over the last 3 years or so there’s been a lot of rumors going around about the host hotels at Dragon Con blocking signals, sometimes cellphone, sometimes Wi-Fi.  The important thing to understand is that these rumors are not true, and have never been true, but are based on misunderstandings and interpretations of news reports […]
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Brexit is Naught But Tissue of Lies

Later this week, the EU referendum will take place. Safe to say I’m strongly in the ‘remain’ camp, not because I’m actively an EU fan (I’m not) but because as someone who focuses on evidence-based policies, and deals with things based on facts and data. In this, the ‘Leave the EU’ campaigns (‘Brexit’ or ‘Brexitor’) […]
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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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