http://t.co/WhC091O2ie > The Sun will soon know where you buy your cans of lager. probably also a guess at your local #creepy #bigdata — Alex Harrowell (@yorksranter) July 31, 2013 So, the Sun is on the move. This was a bit of a surprise to me, what with News reorganising to separate the UK papers…Read More Get involved.
With luck, the image of Asiana Flight 214 burning out on the end of Runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport should become an icon of our future. I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I'm ok. Surreal… (at @flySFO) [pic] — https://t.co/E6Ur1XEfa4 — David Eun (@Eunner) July 6,…Read More #ifIhadglass I’d probably crash the aeroplane
So, did ya ever want to know social network analysis metrics on the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport’s special advisers during the spring of 2011, as Rupert Murdoch’s interests in the UK feverishly lobbied Jeremy Hunt and his staff and we raced towards the epochal eruption of Hackgate? ‘Course you did. In June, 2011,…Read More Hunt, through a non-sexist prism
So, the Kenyan Police counter-terrorism spokesman has this to say: “Kenya’s government arrested Michael Olemendis Ndemolajo. We handed him to British security agents in Kenya and he seems to have found his way to London and mutated to Michael Adebolajo,” a Kenyan counter-terrorism spokesman, Muthui Kariuki, told the Associated Press. He added: “The Kenyan government…Read More A very Blairite disaster
Remember the magic lie-detector voice analyzer? It’s baaack. Also, Cornish Tory councillor Fiona Ferguson is a mensch. Here’s the story; it seems the council hired Capita aka Crapita to put the fear of God into people claiming single person’s council tax discount (THE BASTARDS!). Capita, which is the sole UK distributor of 100% guaranteed pure…Read More Not this shit again. In which I praise a Tory
Pretty much everyone in the mobile business loves “m-health” these days. There are a couple of reasons for this – they imagine there’s money in it, it’s great CSR/public relations/lobby fodder, and it’s the sort of thing futurists chinstroke about. But I think we’re all barking up the wrong tree. Here’s the problem. The typical…Read More M-Health apps that don’t suck.
So, Wired writes up three West Point professors and their algorithm to decide which members of a terrorist network to zap. Apparently they implemented it in 30 lines of Python. The paper is here, with some pseudocode and the tantalising hint that they used NetworkX, but no Python. However, even the Wired piece tells us…Read More Lib Dems: not quite useless
TYR Rewind. I wonder if there was ever an audit of the UK mobile network operators’ lawful intercept logs? We know that the network of private investigators around the NOTW were able to locate mobile phones, by paying a corrupt copper £500 a dip. If the copper could do that, they could also listen to…Read More TYR Rewind. So, those logs.
So, the Southern Investigations wing of the Murdoch scandal just woke up again. It seems that Jonathan Rees, the guy whose business partner in the dodgy detective agency run by moonlighting cops got axed to death and the cop investigating the case took his place before he went to jail as a kiddy fiddler –…Read More the intersection of Leveson and political plane-spotting
FCR is wondering if we face a Post-Liberal Future. Unfortunately, his sources are David Goodhart and Michael White, two men who have been vigorously promoting the unpopular populism of very real concerns ever since it became fashionable in about 2004. I associate the phrase “unpopular populism” with Jamie Kenny or possibly Daniel Davies, but Google…Read More There is no post-liberal future; there is only a post-liberal present