Oh dear. Massive Taliban jail break in Kandahar – 400 or so rebel prisoners sprung with 400 or so others. What worries me, though, is that the attack seems to have been very much like the 2005 NOIA raid on Abu Ghraibh. Prison staff said the assault began when a tanker full of explosives was…Read More if you know, come to teach
Here’s a visualisation of today’s output from the Viktor Bout script, version 2.5, with the help of IBM ManyEyes‘s network graph function. Unfortunately the flight number data in there has somehow been filtered, and there should be arrowheads. Why can’t I have arrowheads? Rest assured the definitive version is coming…Read More Political Pathetic Python Again
Let me count the ways. If you think Phorm – the evil advert-spooking system practically all the UK’s eyeball ISPs want to force on you – isn’t so bad, I’ve got news for you. First of all, let’s have a look at this Grauniad Tech article. BT’s 2006 trials certainly involved some sort of interception,…Read More Phorm, how do I hack thee?
Ha! Fixed. Despite the Mozilla Foundation telling you to install the Java Runtime like this: su rootpassword: yourrootpasswordherecd /usr/java/chmod x+a jre-6u5-linux-i585-rpm.bin/home/yourusername/Desktop/jre-6u5-i586-linux.rpm.bin It won’t work. But if you follow the rest of these instructions it should. Assuming you want Java in a directory called /usr/java/ and you downloaded the thing to desktop by default, that is.…Read More Plugins for Firefox 2 on OpenSUSE – resolved
I is a linux lappeh…at least for the time being! Am running Mandriva Linux on the Q45; off the live cd at the moment. I can report that the boot is reasonably painless, although I had to put it in acpi=off mode. It detected the Intel wireless LAN card without difficulty and played nicely with…Read More Posting to say I’m posting under Linux
Remember this post on Maglev, managerialists, and creationist technology? Heavily-blogged Myers links to equally heavily-blogged article on the market for Kalashnikov rifles. Apparently, everything he reads only makes sense in the light of evolution. Funny that – think process. This is also why the Chinese textile industry wants to reopen an old mill in Wigan,…Read More Kalashnikovs, trousers, squid, pies..
The Bath University RepRap project (to build a rapid-prototyping tool that can make copies of itself) is coming on with all due speed, and I especially like their latest test part, a natty Linux penguin. Which is fitting for a project that’s all open-source. Back when they got started, Phil Hunt of Cabalamat Journal posed…Read More The Hunt question