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Daniel Turner
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PPUK Reform
Overview The Pirate Party UK (PPUK) is a political party in the UK, who typically fight for civil liberties, copyright reform and a more transparant government. Full disclosure, I'm a full, membership-paying member of PPUK. This is not a reform proposal in ...
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The Security of the Proposed care.data Scheme
Overview Ceri the Duck has a blog post titled " Care.Data – why I am happy for my medical records to be shared for research ". In this post, they make the argument that under the care.data scheme, data protection would be improved for patients. In this post...
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New care.data leaflet
Overview There is a new scheme called "care.data", which will cause previously confidential medical records to be sent from a person's GP surgery to a central database. Access to this database will then be sold for a fee . The process of informing the publi...
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The Bet
Overview  I have entered into a bet with my other half . The bet is simple. That I can get her to the point where she is capable of running a half marathon in 6 months. She can't run a 5K yet. About Me I am what I would think of as "normal". But my parents ...
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Searching with Bloom Filters in Haskell
Overview This post is primarily about my experience with the bloomfilter package in Haskell. Coding it up Coding it up was much of a muchness, aside from a late realisation that there's no Hashable instance for Text which caused a quick change from Text to ...
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Client-Side Similarity Matching
Overview This post is entirely inspired by a post I had recently seen on HackerNews, specifically, " Writing a full-text search engine using Bloom filters ", by Stavros Korokithakis. I then went off and did a bit of Googling, and came up with a paper by Jai...
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My Experience with Temporary Blindness
How it Happened For those who don't know me personally, I wear some rather strong glasses. I have a natural focal length of something like 13cm (That is to say, anything beyond 13 centimeters is just a blur) without my glasses. In recent years, I've switche...
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Let's Build a Crypto Ecosystem
Overview Let's pretend for a moment that we didn't have such fantastic crypto primitives such as AES, SHA3 and so on, and we'd...
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