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Chris Boyle
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By defining all of us as “pre-pregnant”, women are afforded all the blame – but none of the control.
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A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack.
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Conservative member of Portsmouth council Scott Harris was allegedly planning a dirty tricks campaign against women’s rights and domestic violence services
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A MAN who has been waiting for his Argos purchase for more than 15 minutes is being arbitrarily detained in violation of his human rights, the UN has ruled.
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When officers lie to women to infiltrate peaceful protest groups, it shows the abusive relationship between citizen and state.
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Today we're publishing an advisory describing how Node.js's HTTP Response Splitting protection can be bypassed and HTTP Response Splitting attacks can (still) be mounted against some Node.js applic...
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This is a good metaphor for accessibility in web development: You do something fancy and clever and it'll screw something up unexpectedly.
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Broken Rainbows says it will close in a matter of weeks unless government renews funding
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Another hit & run. This loophole re driver identity needs closing. Joint liability if you don't report car stolen?
Police say there is not enough evidence to prosecute a hit-and-run driver who accelerated into a cyclist - despite the incident being captured on video.
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This is the writeup of some events that happened last Monday, around the R community, and what I'm doing about them. TL;DR: I'm resigning from all of my responsibilities and positions in the wider R community and ceasing development...
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Software Engineer
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7 years' commercial experience in C++, Java, Perl, networking, Linux; also proficient in Python, C, JavaScript, Ruby, web development.
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Software engineer based in Oxford
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I can usually be found writing code, dancing to gothy bleep, or performing in Lashings.

See chris.boyle.name.
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Ported Simon Tatham's Puzzles to Android: 100k downloads. :-)
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Oxford, UK
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Cambridge, UK - Coventry, UK - Winchester, UK - Crawley Down, UK - Basingstoke, UK
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Hedge funder buys rights to drug used by AIDS patients and raises price ...
www.independent.co.uk

A hedge fund trader is at the centre of mounting controversy after the pharmaceutical company he bought raised overnight the cost of a life-

​UN human rights chief compares UK tabloids to ‘Nazi’ propaganda
www.rt.com

UK tabloids like the Murdoch-owned Sun that compared immigrants to ‘cockroaches’ recall the dark days of the Nazi media attacking those they

The art of cruelty: why the Conservative attack on disabled people harms...
www.newstatesman.com

No sick person responds to their diagnosis by thinking, “I can scam taxpayers for £73 a week!”

The deficit is a smokescreen for a Tory attack on the state, former civi...
www.independent.co.uk

The Conservatives’ argument that spending cuts need to be made to reduce government debt is a “smokescreen” for their real mission to shrink

Signal Boost - GG attacks SXSW panels on online safety, harassment, and VR.
jwernimont.wordpress.com

Via Arthur Chu and with permission: As you may know, the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin uses a crowdsourced approval method fo

No, I don't trust your conference without a Code of Conduct
www.perpendicularangel.com

The UX twitter streams are buzzing again this week regarding safety at conferences. And once again there are those who say we need better co

Oracle CSO Rant Against Security Experts - Schneier on Security
www.schneier.com

Oracle CSO Rant Against Security Experts. Oracle's CSO Mary Ann Davidson wrote a blog post ranting against security experts finding vulnerab

Windows 10 automatically spies on your children and sends you a dossier ...
boingboing.net

Kirk writes, "This weekend we upgraded my 14-year-old son's laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Today I got a creepy-ass email from Microso

Officials deporting migrants by nationality 'to fill chartered planes' |...
www.theguardian.com

Home Office selecting migrants for deportation so it can fill flights to specific countries, including many who have active legal claims, in

That time the Internet sent a SWAT team to my mom's house
boingboing.net

When I set out to research the out-of-control harassment problem in gamer culture, I never dreamed my mother would be caught up in the middl

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars after Jeep hack - BBC News
www.bbc.co.uk

Car giant Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles in the US after security researchers showed that one of its cars could be hacked.

Angry misogynist murders women at showing of film by feminist comedian; ...
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Police in Lafayette, Louisiana are evidently struggling to understand why the outspokenly misogynistic, racist and anti-Semitic John Russell

A 'Golden Key' for Encryption Is Mythical Nonsense
motherboard.vice.com

A backdoor to encryption, even if euphemistically rebranded as a “front door” or a “golden key,” is by definition a vulnerability.

Chicago Investigator Fired For Finding Cops At Fault In Deadly Police Br...
countercurrentnews.com

The City of Chicago just fired an investigator after he determined that police were at fault in several fatal shootings. Lorenzo Davis, 65,

Facebook Builds A Rough Road Back For Those Booted By Its “Real Name” Po...
www.buzzfeed.com

Process hell and faceless bureaucracy may await those locked out of their accounts — even when they use their legal names.

Data errors implicated innocent people - watchdog - BBC News
www.bbc.co.uk

People were wrongly implicated in paedophile investigations because of botched attempts to access data, a communications watchdog says.

Serves only burritos and does them well. All options included as standard. Apparently it's run by the Atomic Pizza/Burger people and it's what you'd expect from them: straightforward and tasty.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Visited occasionally for several years and never been disappointed. Burgers, pizza, milkshakes, and general atmosphere all great; can be a bit busy but takes reservations.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Good vehicles and prices; convenient full-to-full fuel policy; bicycle storage available. I just wish, as with every other rental place, that there was less vagueness and obfuscation in their blatant upsell attempts on insurance options. Just show me a list like the website did so I can quickly confirm I've picked the right one and get going.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Some screens here are not wheelchair-accessible, and this is not flagged up explicitly when booking online (you have to notice the lack of a wheelchair icon). Having said that, the staff member on the desk was very helpful and understanding.
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reviewed 2 months ago
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Comfortable seats, plenty of large screens, looks like they're all wheelchair accessible(?)... I've no complaints.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
All-day breakfast was tasty; generously portions; good selection of cakes.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Cheap room hire, conveniently located and good facilities (bar and kitchen available). They need to stop people occupying the wheelchair lift with freight though.
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reviewed 2 months ago