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I took part in this panel discussion on BBC World Service on the topic of "Is Bitcoin still the future of money?"

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2017 will be a critical year for the UK, so I wanted to research what might happen during it that could affect the exit negotiations. That research has left me kind of stunned. I’d read one or two polls from the rest of Europe before, but if the datasets cited below are correct 2017 could be an absolutely brutal year for the EU.

Let’s examine four political events we know will happen and examine the possible outcomes. 

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The case to remain in the EU rests heavily on the opinions of experts. Yet voting intentions have shifted towards leave over the course of the referendum. Polls are now 50/50.

People aren't moved by what "experts" think, and here I try and figure out why.

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This is a useful summary of bugs found in the Tor project. Some of these bug patterns are specific to using unsafe languages like C, but others are general and the advice can apply to any project.

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In about six weeks the UK will hold a referendum on whether to leave the EU. A huge chunk of the population is still undecided, and I'm still working my way through the arguments too. So for the next month I'll be blogging about Brexit.

In this first blog I cover where the EU is going, whether it's a good idea and why we can't influence the EU onto a different path. Debate in the comments is more than welcome!

The future is here! I now have native IPv6 to the home! Not sure when it happened but today Google gave me an anti-DoS CAPTCHA and I noticed it identified me as being on IPv6.

Unfortunately the future is here in another way - UPC put me behind carrier NAT for IPv4. Booooo.

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Very insightful analysis by +Thomas Baekdal​ - it seems he runs a company that literally just sells this guy's opinions and analysis. Oddly, I feel a little bit tempted to subscribe, just based on the strength of what I just read. But I didn't. This is where small per article payments would be useful.

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Today I learned that this is a Javascript module, and it has a dependency:

https://github.com/sindresorhus/float-equal/blob/master/index.js

The more I learn about what HTML development has become in the years I've been away, the more I wish people would just write good old fashioned desktop apps instead.

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Why do a few modern languages opt out of exceptions? Some people argue that the concept is bad, but in this article I argue that exceptions are great and the lack of good support in some newer languages is more likely to be because implementing good exception support is hard. 
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