Tag Archives: rights

My delicious.com bookmarks for November 18th through November 19th

  • The religious excuse for barbarity – "No, we don’t respect your desire to needlessly torment animals because some hallucinating desert nomads did it centuries ago. We don’t respect it at all. You can cry that we are “persecuting” you if we stop you committing acts of cruelty if you want."
  • Penn & Teller – Penn (of Penn and Teller fame) protests the new TSA rules.

My delicious.com bookmarks for May 6th through May 8th

  • Apple drawing 3.0 line in the sand for iPhone developers – This can only mean that the release is getting pretty close. And, significantly, that the APIs are stabilising — I had to rewrite almost everything I did with the first beta when the latest version of the developer kit came out.
  • DNA Database Doublecross – "Yet again this government shows its deep contempt for international courts, and demonstrates its profoundly cynical belief that the innocent simply haven't been proved guilty yet."
  • Jacqui Smith enlists high street help for ID cards scheme – Doesn't using high street shops to make ID cards make it substantially less secure? Wasn't the whole point that ID cards were an unbreakable scheme? This just gets worse and worse.

My delicious.com bookmarks for March 15th through March 20th

My delicious.com bookmarks for February 25th

  • ID Card Database *Already* Breached – "Yes, that will be a good excuse, won't it: honest guv, I just inadvertently clicked on Gordon Brown's ID card information…." Does anyone still think they're a good idea? I especially like the argument that because it's been broken it's more secure. Nice.
  • Who profits from the App Store? – A rather more balanced piece about the iTunes App Store than we typically see. Certainly I'm nearer the one copy a day end of the spectrum than the quarter of a million dollar in a couple of weeks you normally see in articles like this… (via @neilinglis)
  • Straw slaps ban on Iraq debate docs – How, in a democracy, does one person get to decide this? Surely taking a country to war is in the public interest?!

My del.icio.us bookmarks for February 6th through February 11th

  • eBayer invites buyers to rip him off – It does seem that eBay has become a victim of its own success. Having said that, some of the ways that they're trying to tackle fraudulent users are clearly bonkers.
  • Japan MPs moot halt to executions – Hopefully this will move from "moot" to law, and then from temporary to permanent.
  • Designing What’s Right for Consumers – Is it really so hard to design consumer electronics? The manufacturers say it is. Everyone else seems to disagree.
  • WordPress 2.3.3 – I've upgraded to the current version of WordPress. As ever, if you spot anything amiss please let me know!

My del.icio.us bookmarks for January 29th through February 3rd