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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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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Sir pTerry – Inspiration, Idealist, Humanitarian

I awoke Thursday morning to find one of my two greatest inspirations, Sir pTerry Pratchett OBE, had died. It was not a good feeling. It was hard to explain exactly how this made me feel, but for those of us geeks that looked beyond the emotive veneer of modern civilization to address the underlying thoughts […]
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Star Wars Online

No, this isn’t the MMORPG (I prefer Star Trek Online) Instead, this is about an amazing use of technology to entertain. As recounted in his tumblr, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Ryan Weber was bored when stuck in the snow in Boston this weekend. So he created the following cool traceroute. No, this isn’t the […]
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Is it Time to Police the Police?

Every week, somewhere in the US, there’s a story of some kind of police activity that leads people scratching their head, or saying ‘That isn’t right’. It’s an issue that’s been around as long as police officers have and has become a cliche, accepted without question. The problem is that it’s a problem that’s only […]
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No, Comcast is NOT Monitoring Your Connection

Letters and emails have been sent out for P2P use for many years, but people still don’t fully understand what they are, and what they mean. This confusion is only going to get worse as the planned 6-strike deadline gets here. Despite the proposed ‘six strikes’ measure being delayed, it’s still coming, as Verizon confirmed […]
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