Internet Down Under: Australia’s Mandated Backdoors & Other Bad Policy – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed by government officials looking to – as they put it – “deal with crime”, when it’s just an excuse to expand surveilance and extend control. Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed […]
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Pratchett & Gaiman: Lessons for Preventing an Apocalypse – Dragon Con 2019

Are you ready for the first of this years panels featuring yours truely? Tough! Because I’m going to do it anyway So first one is the Brit Track panel on the new Amazon series “Good Omens” Are you ready for the first of this years panels featuring yours truely? Tough! Because I’m going to do […]
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YouTube Has Yet More ContentID Issues

YouTube has major problems at present. Advertisers are leaving over claims of comment grooming, they’re deleting entire accounts over automated matching that’s idiotically overbroad, but the big story is its ContentID system. ContentID is the copyright enforcement method for the site, allowing automated claims. However, it has major drawbacks, mainly because it’s an automated system […]
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The Second Civil War

As Alex Jones has prophesied, there is a Second Civil War. All around here is desperation, and in the midst of that, comes word from my comrade in arms, Crispy, and the first auxiliary naval units of the Atlanta Flotilla. As Alex Jones has prophesied, there is a Second Civil War. All around here is […]
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Dragon Con Volunteer Appreciation Day 2018

I don’t usually post about these, but this year’s different., because I’m with Dragon Con TV. Usually we’ll go to the event (First year was the Atlanta Zoo, then 2 years at 6 Flags over Georgia, Stone Mountain the next year and last year and this, it’s Dave & Busters I don’t usually post about […]
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Future of Robot Combat – Dragon Con 2017

2018 makes it 20 years since I first started with Robot Combat, joining Liverdyne Robotics in 1998, and while we could look to the past, we also have to look to the future. 2018 makes it 20 years since I first started with Robot Combat, joining Liverdyne Robotics in 1998, and while we could look […]
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