Eton College has been hit by further controversy after it emerged that boys studying there were sharing details of our most important national institutions. A major inquiry suggests that cheating may be widespread at the ancient school, with students going to extreme lengths to achieve an unfair advantage in public examinations, their future careers, and…Read More Eton pupils exposed “cheating at life in general”
This BBC Scotland story about a swimming pool in Helensburgh should probably have got much more play than it did. Perhaps it was something about the framing? It’s a pity, because the central thrust of it is really important to the future of the polity. Back in the autumn of 2015, when journalists rejoiced in…Read More The barbarians were here all along: a post about technical details of local government finance
The former MI5 Director-General, Jonathan Evans, has thoughts. Acknowledging that use of encryption had hampered security agencies’ efforts to access the content of communications between extremists, Evans added: “I’m not personally one of those who thinks we should weaken encryption because I think there is a parallel issue, which is cybersecurity more broadly. This is…Read More Evans is right.
It’s time for another 2007 Revival! carrier watch post. It looks like the forward-based carrier, Reagan, is fully ready. Nimitz is committed to the Middle East. Bush is eight thousand miles away, in UK home waters. Truman, Lincoln, and Vinson are in early phases of training. Eisenhower, Washington, and Stennis are in bits in the…Read More Worry a little bit more about Korea but not that much
This depressing thread of Marie Le Conte’s, and the associated Press Gazette story, are familiar. This is bleak but I'm absolutely not surprised: https://t.co/H0FHd5RMeH pic.twitter.com/rBPrGgOBw9 — Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) August 3, 2017 In early 2005 I was hired as a staff writer at Mobile Communications International magazine, having impressed at the interview by being…Read More The answer probably isn’t more NIBs
Hijacking the blog for work purposes. I know quite a few readers here develop software or design things in a freelance, startup, or small business context. What is it that telecoms operators/ISPs, both fixed and mobile, aren’t offering you at the moment? What are they selling you that you don’t want? Leave your thoughts in…Read More Work post.
The point’s been well made, notably byRead More The bureaucratic imperative rules, or maybe just reigns
While I’m shitting on my own doorstep, what about this post from Paul Cotterill? This is another go-round on his idea of Labour mayors trying to take over the negotiations with the EU so that Liverpool and Manchester (oddly he doesn’t mention London or Sadiq Khan) can stay in the EEA, but it still doesn’t…Read More No, Steve Rotheram is not taking over the Brexit talks
As the news fromm Venezuela has become progressively worse – and let’s be clear, it’s still getting worse from this absolutely terrible baseline – there’s been some arguing around the Internet about politicians, like Jeremy Corbyn, who were very supportive of Hugo Chavez’s government there. My beef here is that someone like Jean-Luc Mélenchon went…Read More Venezuela: it’s not just for Christmas