Julian Assange has escaped justice – but whose fault?

Well now, the bulk of the UK’s population probably don’t even recognise the name of Julian Assange, or even if they do, they nevertheless still wouldn’t know what he might or might not have done wrong, would they? To start with, it is important to be acquainted with the reason this man has come into […]

The ‘rip-off’ world of product redundancy- how we consumers are all being stuffed?

Some older members of the population will remember the now long forgotten said to be “the good old days”, when things ‘were built to last’, and everything that broke could be mended, so keeping them running as long as possible, and we all knew a bloke who could do it for a few bob, eh? […]

French Police’s courage in rescuing Paris’ Bataclan hostages – amazing or not?

    The photo above of a bullet peppered metal shield says it all, doesn’t it? It stopped some 27 bullets intended to kill French Police officers. The stomach churning danger and their bravery by putting their lives on the line in facing this lethal barrage, and more, of AK-47 Kalashnikov firepower is mind-blowing, don’t […]

Without Security you can’t have LIBERTY – how true is that?

    The astute opinion expressed yesterday by France’s ex-Justice minister Rachida Dati in a UK television interview was that ‘without security you can’t have liberty’, which might strike a chord with many people in France as well as in Britain, and focus the minds of UK MPs who are struggling to realise that very […]

Britain’s new ‘Communications Data Bill’ – do we prefer a Snooper’s charter or a Paris type massacre?

  As the dreadful news started to hit the airways late yesterday evening of a developing terrorist attack in Paris, we had little idea of the scale of the massacre unfolding, did we? It did though immediately bring home to people, especially those in the know about these things, evidence on the ongoing failure of […]

Computer use in Nuclear Reactors – are the Chinese coming?

  Fifty year old Hinkley Point Nuclear power station being decommissioned [to be replaced by the Chinese] It can have escaped few people’s notice that the inscrutable Chinese president Zi Jinping was yesterday commencing his State visit to us in the UK, can it? It included of course a ceremonial welcome, a massive gun salute, a […]

Kalashnikovs can kill People – Computers can destroy Societies?

 AK-47 [a killer] As we have seen in Tunisia the weekend before this, an evil drugged-up religiously brainwashed Islamic suicide gunman armed with a single Kalashnikov can easily murder dozens of defenceless innocent sunbathing holiday makers. No doubt he had been trained somewhere else and was supported by local accomplices, who hopefully will be identified […]