How categories should work

Posted on July 17, 2016

You know the situation, you are browsing round an online shop, looking for a particular product but cant quite find what you are looking for, so you search for something similar in the hope of finding out what category you should be looking in. This is the situation I found myself in today with ASDA while looking for a cool box, Logically as I had seen them in store near the BBQ gear,  to me it made sense that there should be some connection ...

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If encryption was a key

Posted on January 18, 2015

Since the Charlie Hebdo attack in paris you may have seen stories in the press like this and this about David Cameron's plan to ban encryption, which it seems President Obama now supports, specifically Cameron said: “[I]n our country, do we want to allow a means of communication between people which we cannot read?” From what we understand about this, it isn't that they want to ban encryption outright, what they want is a backdoor to be ...

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Fingerprints are “unhackable”

Posted on January 2, 2015

When my daughter started secondary school the teacher proudly showed off the biometric payment system that was used to buy lunch, consumables, basically anything that would normally require that the students carry cash. While I understood and still understand the benefits of school children not carrying cash at the time I queried the appropriateness of collecting biometric data from children with the teacher giving the tour and her response was ...

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