- My Name is Tom, or Errant. I write about geeky things, politics, and life in general and politic. My current day job is in computer security but I have been known to program in my spare time.
Tag Archives: politics
One of the commonest and strongest arguments against the idea of deep packet inspection by ISP’s is that it is a system with wide potential for abuse. This criticism is often acknowledged and then met with wide assurances of proper controls and … Continue reading
I actually approve of the idea of a TV election debate – unfortunately they’ve turned it into more of a well vetted policy discussion. Not so good (put them all on News Night! ). But who did well tonight? Well … Continue reading
A Hacker News post tonight reminded me about Meritocracy; which I’ve always found to be a wonderful theory (it’s a great form of governance). Unfortunately the few times I tried to be part of a such a community they crashed … Continue reading
So, today the BBC areÂ reportingÂ Gordon Brown is up for taking part in a televised debate with the opposition leaders before the next election. Hmmm. 2 things strike me. The first is that this is clearly part of a desperate attempt … Continue reading