MicroSoft Weasel Words

The boys at the office have been experimenting with Redis at the office however the server they were using was a Windows Server, and therefore the Redis database was running on Windows. So I took a look at the ‘release notes’ from Microsoft and their ‘Lawyer Speak’ was all over it. MSOpenTech™ Redis on Windows […]

Skype security, and privacy

Communications and privacy will always be a concern, any protocol a computer can generate can be broken, the question is how long, and how important. If your ego about your importance in the world is justified by others, then expect them to be listening. You can only slow them down. For the rest of us, […]

The Banking Crisis is Our Fault!

I heard all the arguments, and if I were in a position to actually have made the decisions, or been allowed to tender an opinion on the actions taken. I know I would have made different choices. But in the end; WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BANKING CRISIS! We the people of Ireland are personally […]

The Woe of WiKileaks

George Carlin on the “American dream, outlines why WiKileaks is being assaulted. And why we have such rotten governments around the world. Additional Material: Amnesia as a Way of Life: WikiLeaks Amid the “Careless People”

The ownership of the House (of Representatives)

I know all the Mass Media Press and even Intrade have predicted that the Republican Party will take over the U.S. House of Representatives during this election. But I am wishing this were not true, and I think that maybe I’m not the only one. This is the same GOP Party that has brought the […]

Real Democracy for the Tea Party.

Before the last big election in the U.S.A. I managed to get on to a great deal of political Email lists, as I’m sure many of you did. And while they all managed to end up in the Junk email box, as I have very little vested interest in U.S. Politics anymore. I have seen […]

Underground War – Whistle Blowers strike back.

I may be the last to see this, a war, underground and undeclared, but a war. The opponents are a bit undefined but there is a clear and escalating combat in the world. I’m not talking about Terrorists, (although the establishment who is under assault may declare their attackers as such) I am talking about […]

Religious ‘Tight Ass’

I was reminded of this ‘West Wing’ after all the bull shit about the Mosque near the World Trade Center And tried, as I might, to remember that the United States was founded on the constitutionally guaranteed right of Freedom of Religion. Who knew?

Fianna Fáil to fund criminal Pension Managers

Fianna Fáil is now preparing to force every working man into funding Pension Funds that have been losing money every day. In other words they are funneling 8% of everyones paycheck into a black hole where there are no controls on pension fund managers. These incompetent Pension fund managers are allowed to lose money without […]

Irish Banks to ripoff NAMA

That headline isn’t really news, at least to the people of Ireland. And only the, very disconnected, Irish Government believe that their spinning of any other message has changed that public attitude. But here is another one, Rent, the very nature of the overinflated rents, which are driving companies out of business. This has only […]

Internet Freedom of Speech

I’m always suspicious when a company US games company sues British blogger. What is the point of elevating an obscure blogger to Internet prominence? All this law suit is doing is broadcasting the bloggers opinion further, and if the blogger’s opinions are ‘untrue’ this just makes any damages to the company worse rather than to […]

Brian the Coward leader of the Lost!

I almost never link to Twenty Major, more because I have no comment on what he comments on, but this posting Brian Coward is probably worthy of another award. And I could not recommend it more.

Predicting a ‘NO’ tomorrow.

I may be misguided, but I’m guessing that Ireland will have to give the EU another NO tomorrow. If you have further views, let me know. UPDATE: It looks like it’ll be a YES vote, I hope everyone lives to (not?) regret it!