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Christian Allen
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Excellent article about why biometrics are the worst option for securing your technology.
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Without Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) we would have:
• No iProducts.
• No over expensive laptops.

✔ Without Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 9, 2011) we would have:
• No Windows.
• No Unix.
• No C.
• No Programs.
• A large setback in computing.
• No Generic-text Languages.
• We would all read in Binary.

✔ They died in the same year and the same month but it seems only few notice the death of Dennis Ritchie compared to Steve Jobs.
✔ It won't cost you anything to press the share button so spread it ! :)
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Deja vu? Samsung's Galaxy Gear and  a 1980s watch. Marty McFly would feel right at home!
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If Microsoft made Glass...
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Grace Hopper on Letterman
This clip from 1986 is truly worth a look. I've never heard of this woman but she is delightful and remarkable. 
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This is what will happen to a vending machine which does not install +Linux .
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Hey, it's 22 years today since the release of the 0.01 tar-balls.

There was no actual release announcement for 0.01, there was just some private emails to people who had shown interest based on the original announcement on comp.os.minix a few weeks earlier.
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Water Wheel Micro Hydropower
I am going through the slow, painful but ultimately interesting process of researching the realistic prospect of installing a micro hydropower system in an old mill race about a mile from my home.
The company I'm dealing with are suggesting an overshot waterwheel design, the location is remote and maintenance needs to be kept to a minimum.
This sort of design requires no debris grill or fish screen. 
It's not a cheap system to install however once it's there it churns out electricity for next to nothing.
I am funding the assessment myself and  will eventually present the findings to the village, the land owners, farmers and many people in the village are interested.
One fact I've discovered in my research, there are over 10,000 such sites in the Southern UK alone, this is already existing mill sites, many dating back to Anglo Saxon times. Not all of them would be suitable for such change of use, but the ones I've seen are producing serious amounts of electricity with minimum impact on their immediate environment.
Am I mad? Probably, but I will press on.
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Hello everybody out there using Linux -

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, even if it's big and professional) for 486+ AT clones and just about anything else out there under the sun. This has been brewing since april 1991, and is still not ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in Linux 3.11-rc7.

I originally ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), but others have taken over user space and things still seem to work. This implies that I'll get the final 3.11 release within a week, and I'd like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)
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Microsoft's prototype Surface RT2..
They cracked the battery life, and it's fully compatible with the old RT in that it does not run anything useful either
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So the campaigns to bring back the start button worked after all?
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Great Private Eye cover.
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Education
  • University of Sheffield
    BSc Archaeological Science, 1994 - 1997
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Systems Engineer
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  • British Broadcasting Corporation
    Broadcast Systems Development, 2014 - present
  • Christian J Allen Ltd
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Travis Perkins
    Senior Linux DevOps Engineer, 2013 - 2014
  • NTT Com Security
    Linux Systems Engineer, 2013 - 2013
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
    Software Engineer / Systems Engineer, 2006 - 2013
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