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And another article on Prism, albeit from a more UK perspective.  http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/blog/2013/jun/8/opinion-prism-suspicious-until-proven-innocent/ (Google doesn't seem to like www.pirateparty.org.uk/ links at the moment if you submit via the link thing...). 
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UK Pirate Party NEC meting from a couple of weeks ago - lots to ponder..
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Watching the 'snoopers charter' panel at OrgCon North. Its always interesting when you are reminded just how ingrained the issues are and now long the issues, like those being raised by those of us opposed to the charter, have been hanging around.
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Erm... what about just raising the threshold for housing benefit and help with medical costs? At £15k I can purchase a prescription charge pre-payment certificate that covers my expenses on that front. I'm in social housing so my rent is pretty low. Even in private rented accommodation it wouldn't be too bad.

However, the typical wage for admin can be as low as £12k. I would struggle on that.
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Finally sorted a minor annoyance with Flash in Chrome on Debian - It seems that video was playing ever so slightly faster than it should have done (everything else was fine, just.. the audio was a tiny bit off, not quite the  chipmunks, but close enough to be disconcerting).  The solution, should anyone else have a similar problem, is to disable the chrome provided (and far more up to date) flash plugin and use one that is less bleeding edge.  Works fine now...
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From me on Saturday - on the PRISM, from a European perspective..
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Worth watching and thinking about. I haven't been this intrigued by an online technology in years, probably since I first signed up for Facebook in college.

Even if you don't like the idea of Bitcoin, or it frightens you because it is different, doesn't mean you should immediately dismiss it... remember, some media outlets first criticized PayPal as being an unnecessary and ridiculous service... and Google, when they tried to sell to Excite for less than $1 million, were turned down.

Why Bitcoin Could Be Revolutionary
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I really need to get the hang of the Android google+ application, it's great but it doesn't quite do what I expect some of the time...
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Campaigns Officer for the UK Pirate Party
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Activist & campaigner focused on digital and civil rights & reform, photographer, father, former soldier, redditor
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I'm an activist focused on civil rights with a digital bent, currently campaigns officer for PPUK. I'm a former soldier, amateur photographer, father, redditor and after a 15 year gap, keen cyclist.. 

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Blagged my way to Egypt and back without any money for charity, worked on the most successful PPUK local and national election campaigns, have 32k+ comment and 18k+ link karma on reddit, 4 kids, one cat, grew up in Hong Kong, survived the dunk tank a few times..
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