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June 4, 2014
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Really? A hidden part of the internet called Tor? Really?

A hidden part of the internet called Tor?

BBC: Android Simplelocker ransomware encrypts SD card files


Meanwhile, Tor “prevents people from learning your location or browsing habits” and “prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location”. Your location is potentially hidden by Tor. Not hosted by Tor. But maybe they’re talking about another Tor..?




March 15, 2014
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Recently watched

True Detective

Friday Night Lights – ★★★☆☆
– poignant with some tense Football action

The Lego Movie (3D) – ★★★☆☆
– enjoyable (despite Cineworld screwing up the 3D, again)

True Detective (tv) – ★★★★☆
– TV gets better and better. Journey better than destination, but what a journey

À l’intérieur – ★★☆☆☆
– brutal French horror. Incredibly inept cops and unsympathetic heroine

Fantastic Mr. Fox – ★★☆☆☆
– U.K as imagined by someone who has never been, little of the books charm

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – ★★☆☆☆
– forgettable mildly comedic modern crime noir

House of Cards (tv) – ★★★☆☆
– more of the same, so depends if you enjoyed season 1 (or Boss)


December 31, 2013
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5 stages of Amazon Appstore

  1. Denial
    No way? Free apps? Every day? They can’t be any good, though?
  2. Acceptance
    Carcassonne? Great! That’s an app I’d like for free. I’m in.
  3. Bargaining
    Ah, so I have to install the Amazon Appstore to get it. Okay…
  4. Anger
    I can’t play the Carcassonne app without being signed into the Amazon Appstore? Why?! I’m on a bus – I don’t have my login details! Wtf?!
  5. Depression
    Uninstall Carcassonne. Uninstall Amazon Appstore. Consider paying for Carcassonne on Google Play even though the reviews aren’t great.


I jest, of course. Nothing is free, and if I’d like to play Carcassonne – which wasn’t bad as a phone adaptation of a board game goes – for free, the cost is dealing with Amazon’s App Store and making sure I log in. If I don’t like that, then I can delete both (which I did) and pay for it elsewhere – which I haven’t yet; there is nothing more annoying than trying to move the board and accidentally playing a piece because you touched a valid play spot. Until that is fixed I consider the current price too high.