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The decreasing usefulnesss of blocklists?

[Update, February 2014: I no longer use client-side blocklists. Join the discussion in the comments.] My current job involves music and copyright to a fair extent. Ironically whilst I used to be a chronic downloader in my teens, these days not only do I enforce copyrights online, I also buy more music than ever. However, […]

This made me firmly in favour of the postal strikes

I'd recently been doing my usual fencesitting with regards to the postal strike, particularly as my workplace is directly affected by the deliverability of Royal Mail items but not wholly convinced, as it's been fairly obvious for a good long while now that the management of Royal Mail are almost completely inept at running a […]

Received a letter from the Domain Registry of America? Warm the shredder up

The Domain Registry of America is a scam organisation which fraudulently invoices individuals and companies alike for renewal of .com/.net/.org domain names. They work on the assumption that clueless people will simply fill out the form and send it back - but by doing so, you end up paying far above the going rate for […]

My thoughts on BBC Click's mobile mast debate

Having read the Click article about the French being up in arms over mobile phone masts being placed in inappropriate places (for example, in the middle of a cluster of schools), I felt compelled to respond to the article. (Particularly after the FUD inspired by last year's Panorama programme which conflated WiFi with GSM radiation!) […]