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Fantastic compilation video of first person video from some quad-copter stunt flying
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In a spectacular display of cluelessness, populist behaviour and potentially dangerous intent, David Cameron made some rather ill-conceived proposals yesterday regarding the use of encrypted computer communications in the UK. You can read reports with varying levels of ire and technical detail across the web today, but Cory Doctorow does a very good job of explaining the shortcomings in this article over on Boing Boing. I'd urge everyone to read this...
David Cameron says there should be no "means of communication" which "we cannot read" -- and no doubt many in his party will agree with him, politically. But if they understood the technology, they would be shocked to their boots.
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Reminds me of the US government Vs the PGP guy.

What's most alarming is there seems to be nobody at government level who understands technology and is capable of saying no to bat shit crazy ideas, some of his ideas have been slowly trickling into policy and law with seemingly not enough educated resistant to our rights being eroded.

Worst still is using people's fears of the unknown and future terrible things to manipulate them.

"Oh well, I couldn't possibly say no to a policy that protects the children, what would my voters think"

After watching Screen Wipe I'm getting the increasing impression that politicians really are intentionally confusing the public to get what they want and make us give up and go away. (rather than just labelling them liars and incompetent) 
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Of Netflix, VPNs and "Piracy"...
If you're a Netflix subscriber (or maybe even if you're not; this may be one reason why you don't subscribe) you're probably aware that the TV shows and movies available through their streaming service vary significantly from territory to territory. A lot o...
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Yup, Net Neutrality is a hideous rat's nest of a debate right now. It can only be fixed by lobby-free policy...ah, bollocks...
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Why 1080p Internet TV Is A Scam
While on our work Christmas night out yesterday (yummy beer at Das Kino and Brewdog and yummier food at Tarn Thai in Nottingham) the subject of streaming Internet TV services came up in conversation and I tried (not helped by 3 or 4 pints of Vedett IPA) to ...
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Inaugural Blog Post
Well, I've finally decided that G+ is not the place for long-form posts (although I still refuse to give up on G+!). I've started this blog for holding longer pieces, don't expect anything too regular, though...
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I'm going to make more effort next year to write more about my onegameamonth.com efforts. Might help stop me from getting distracted.
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I could do with some help/advice on a statistics problem. I'm hoping +Arron Shutt or +Matt Hill will know the right direction to go in. I'm logging environmental data (temperature and relative humidity from a DHT22 and air pressure from a BMP085) to a Google spreadsheet and drawing some graphs with the data:

http://delphium.lboro.ac.uk/fk_env_charts.html

(FYI, I've manually removed all the spurious entries from that dataset)

Sometimes the DHT22 spits out obviously spurious readings, almost always both the temp and humidity being wrong (ie. temp jumping from 21°C to around 40 then back down again for the next reading.

I'd like to code in some sort of check that stops the routine from logging these spurious results from the sensor. I could set a simple floor and ceiling for expected values but that wouldn't catch jumps within that range. I'm thinking along the lines of measuring the average difference between subsequent readings in the dataset (or a subset of it) and flagging anything that falls outside of a bound based on that figure. I recall doing standard deviation in A-Level maths and it being something along these lines.

Any ideas? I know I'm probably reinventing the wheel, but if anyone can show me the blueprints for the wheel I'd appreciate it.
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Via James Davis (@JanetInfoSec) on twitter. Clue: it doesn't end well...
We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you’ll never believe what happened! Well… I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful things. Awful things are what happens. Join us for the fun!
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I suppose that what they call "adding value" to your download..
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Tweaking The WiFi For Wii U
We got a Wii U for Christmas, lovely piece of kit (if you like Nintendo, obviously) and one of the nice touches is a big gamepad with its own high resolution screen that you can actually play most of the games on without having to hog the TV to yourself. Th...
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+Arron Shutt​ I'd like to comment on your post, but first we need to swap friend codes somehow. Here's a game unique 16 digit number...

In Nintendoland there is no cyber bullying because direct interaction between users isn't possible. All is calm and peaceful.

Nintendo is awfully backwards. The 3DS is region locked to the point a US and EU device can't play local lan games together.

They're the console version of the Green Party ;-)
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Tour the shrine of obsolete computers.
York University's Jim Austin, a teacher of neural computing, has accumulated some 1,000 machines across 30 years of collecting obsolete computers.
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Top 10 Albums of 2014
My 2014 Top Artists Cloud - last.fm and dontdrinkandroot.net As is by now entirely predictable, almost tediously so, it's time for a look back over the music releases of the year and for me to decide which were my favourites. Let's get two things out of the...
My 2014 Top Artists Cloud - last.fm and dontdrinkandroot.net As is by now entirely predictable, almost tediously so, it's time for a look back over the music releases of the year and for me to decide which were my favourites...
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Minibian is a minimal Raspbian image that fits on a 512MB SD card. Its latest release, with improved features and support for the B+, came out last week.
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