Yesterday, The Register reported on a man who was physically assaulted at McDonalds in Paris for wearing computer assisted spectacles. He has a full account of the event, with photos taken by the computer assisted spectacles, on his own blog here. The exact reason for the attack on Dr. Steve Mann remains unclear but it is possible that the people there thought he was filming them and they objected to that. Continue reading “Technologically enhanced humans”
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Not one week after the crushing defeat suffered by ACTA in the European Parliament, comes another trade agreement fresh on its heels. This time, it is called CETA (Canada-EU Trade Agreement), a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union. Rather worryingly, certain provisions of the CETA text seem to be copied and pasted from the ACTA text. Is the European Commission already trying to sneak ACTA in under the radar? Continue reading “Vigilance remains necessary”
In what can only be called a crushing defeat, the European Parliament decided today, around 1 PM to say “No” to ACTA! With a vote count of 478 against to 39 for ACTA, we can finally say that this insidious treaty is now dead. Continue reading “Victory! EU Parliament rejects ACTA”
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
– Robert Bulwer-Lytton
When trying to set up a SSH tunnel through a remote host in order to bypass a pesky firewall, I received an error which I did not immediately understand. Continue reading “SSH tunneling error”