Keeping your nose out of other people’s business (and their noses)

I see that we are measuring people’s noses again:

This never ends well.

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September 11, 2017. Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Correct Horse Battery Staple

BBC reports: Password guru regrets past advice.

“For example, the more often you ask someone to change their password, the weaker the passwords they typically choose.”

And I have only been screaming this for the last 20 years! Nice to see that these shibboleths are finally getting re-evaluated.

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August 9, 2017. IT, Security, Sensible. Leave a comment.

The headline you never thought you would ever have to read

You remember how we spent almost every breath from the rise to the fall of the Berlin Wall berating the Soviets for their restrictions on free movement? Well, weep in shame because this is currently the headline on the BBC News:

Yes. That is the UK talking about itself. Not Stalin talking about Ukraine. Not Mao talking about China. Not Hitler talking about pretty much everywhere. That is the UK talking about itself.

Take a moment. Stare at it. Notice how it looks like it fell in from another century, from another continent, from an aberrant parallel universe. Well, it didn’t. That is us. Right here. Right now.

It is the betrayal of everything that we are supposed to be. It is the betrayal of everything we ever pretended to believe in. It is a particularly vicious sort of hubris that ensures that when nemesis comes (and oh boy is it ever coming!) not one of our former friends will feel inclined to lift a finger to help us after what we have done to them. We are now the people we despised when we were children.

But don’t worry, Donald Trump still loves us. I’m sure that chlorinated chicken will soon be the very least of our worries.

July 27, 2017. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible, Travel. 1 comment.

Game Over?

You know what we need now? A massive extra shock to the system. I mean. Brexit? Meh! We can do far worse than that, can’t we? What’s this I see skulking unnoticed in the news.

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January 1, 2017. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Hard Boiled Brexit

Up until now there have been two dominant assumptions:

  • Fools: Brexit won’t happen.
  • Everybody else: Brexit will happen but the Tories love their money too much not to go for the least damaging Brexit option.

Well, weren’t we all wrong about that?

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October 8, 2016. #Brexit, Money, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

The Rule of Law

Something very bad is going on in both the UK and the USA. It is something that cuts off the legitimacy of the state at the knees. It is the first step on the road to Hell and it is this:

Some people are openly agitating that certain bodies of the state should be effectively above the law and immune to prosecution. In the USA it is the police. In the UK it is the army. In other countries the police, military, royalty and even politicians and civil servants already have a substantial degree of official or unofficial immunity.

I shouldn’t have to explain why this is wrong but I will.

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September 25, 2016. Media, Politics, Sensible. 1 comment.

Waiting for the other boot to drop

Some people are telling me that I was wrong about Brexit. Apparently everything is fine. The stockmarket  is up (if measured in Pounds), house prices are not falling (much, if measured in pounds) and the weather is nice. Nigel Farrage has sloped off to bother the Americans for a change. All is good. Right?

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August 28, 2016. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. 1 comment.

Video

I have added a new links section for Video content on the right hand side. It basically consists of the YouTube channels I watch when there is nothing good on TV.

July 23, 2016. Links, Media, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Stop Saying “Uncertainty”, You Bellends!

“Blah blah uncertainty blah. Uncertainty blah blah. Blah blah uncertainty bibble.”
– Pretty much all of the bellends, pretty much all of the time.

Just shut up all of you! Please stop saying “uncertainty” as if it explains the current UK financial and political crisis.

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June 24, 2016. #Brexit, Media, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

An Open Letter to the People of Scotland

Note: Updated 2/7/2016. See end of article.

People of Scotland,

You need to save yourselves. The UK, in any meaningful sense, is over. It seems that you believed in it more than we did.

You voted in all our best interests and we did not vote in anybody’s. You saw through the lies and we swallowed them whole. You stood by us, even those of you who wanted independence, and we did not stand by you, or by any of our other friends for that matter. You have a right to be disgusted with us. You have an obligation to yourselves and to eachother to look to your own future now.

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June 24, 2016. #Brexit, Money, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

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