On Encryption…

GBZXA BGCHS REHAV DDZFP HQFXF QKKCN YBNVH GIUIZ JFQTU AVKUZ GFINX RKLVA CYKHC MLIVP VCLCU HYDQE JOZJL KCASL UHKNH OABKN If I gave you the key you could decrypt the above message with a deck of playing cards. Ecrypted communications are not something that governments can defeat by banning WhatsApp and Apple Messages and Threema […]

If wishing made it so…

I need to find a way to make the ideas in this video a reality for some of the awesome people I have worked with and do work with now. There really can be profit and balance, growth and humanity – there is no need to work “every hour that God sends”, there is just […]

The BBC and Me and We…

Watching from afar as the recently minted 2015 Conservative Goverment (sans Lib-Dem safety valve) starts yet another ideological assault on a beloved institution, I find myself bewildered as to how they think they are ever going to receive popular support for their nefarious game, and yet it would appear they can spin it nonetheless. Of […]

Syria, and the idea of the Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention

The World is holding its breath, and for now that seems to be all that we can do.

The Day Margaret Thatcher Died…

Right, I’ve thought about it…

I didn’t like Margaret Thatcher, at least within the context that I was able to make a judgement on liking or disliking her, and that is to say in terms of her politics and the manner in which she conducted herself as Prime Minister.

Open Letter to the Curator of svbtle.com

Hi, I really liked your website. Then you let Milo, this “Walter Mitty”, hate-filled, bitter, over-weening, irredeemably arrogant, fraction-of-a-human-being post on it. His writing makes me sad, and not just because of the subject matter. I fear that one can quite easily detect that he did not complete either of his degree courses, despite his […]

Thoughts on absolutism and how it threatens rational discourse…

I’ve been having a week filled with thoughts like this: “Must not kill!” I wonder if you are all assuming that I have been having these thoughts about Akin and Galloway? You would be right, I have been, but I have been having them about other people as well, less visible people who are in […]

Julian Assange, Asylum and all that…

Right, let’s be clear. If Julian Assange is determined to be a rapist by a court of law under the auspices of due process, then once that has come to pass I will having nothing left for him but contempt. Rape is a horrific affront to humanity and anyone who perpetrates it is to be […]

What it feels like to be abroad on today of all days…

Well, at the moment I am not in the UK, and for the first time in my memory I am completely torn about the fact that I am not __in__ my country in the aftermath of this General Election; often in the past I would rather have been out of the country in these circumstances. […]

Well, not really a surprise, but glad to see that I am consistent…

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