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It took me many years to realise this...


Written by Trent

May 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm

TSA Not All Bad?

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Jim Wright writes about how the USĀ  Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has actually made flying safer since its inception. Bruce Schneier supports Jim’s assertions (Bruce is a security technologist who who coined the term Security Theatre, an epithet that has often been applied to the TSA).

At the end of the day, though, the security picture in the US is largely open to interpretation.

Written by Trent

January 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm

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Panic Buttons

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The Australian Federal Government is proposing an Internet panic button that would allow children to contact the police if they were bullied or threatened online. Um, why?

It’s not as if clicking a button and navigating a self-help government web site is easier than shouting “Muuuuum! Daaaaaaad!”. Alternatively, if a child or teen doesn’t want to talk to their parents about bullying, what makes them think they’ll talk to faceless people on a web site?

And that’s not to mention the kids who will abuse the service.

Are you being bullied?

duh yeh sum guy on cs keepz awping me like a ho its so gay pls ban him

Do you need advice?

How do I get past level 12 on Hello Kitty Adventures? It’s really hard.



Written by Trent

November 26, 2009 at 9:06 am

Posted in IT Industry, Politics