On Brexit, young people “betrayed” by their elders, and voting

brexit-summaryI have a strong feeling that certain headlines and assertions about the Brexit result are  if not factually wrong, at least very misleading. I refer to statements that summarize charts and tables like the ones above in this way:

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Do you really need “IT controls” on the blueprints of your products? Probably not

Here are a couple of comments about the article “3D Printing: IP Vulnerability and Information Technology”, which are directly related to the EU research project DiDIY (Digital DIY) in which I am participating these days. In my opinion, THE most relevant paragraph of that article, the one that should receive more attention, is this: Continue reading Do you really need “IT controls” on the blueprints of your products? Probably not

What almost nobody is telling you about the ApplevsFBI case

Screenshot source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKggZezZf2MFBI says that Apple must help them, because nobody else can do it, to unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter. The complete story is quite more complex than this one-sentence summary, but there is one part of it that, as far as I can see has received almost zero attention so far (*): Continue reading What almost nobody is telling you about the ApplevsFBI case

Star Trek creator was clueless about computers

roddenberry-star-trek-in-floppies“Star Trek creator didn’t have a clue of how computer actually work, and how to preserve digital documents, and the curators of his estate weren’t much better”: this should be the appropriate title for the story titled “How Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words were freed from old floppy disks”. (but see the important update below!)
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The day the mobile phone took a wrong, dumb turn

talkase: a real smartphone, attached to a dumb oneA long time ago, we had really smart mobile phones: devices compatible with any pocket, that wouldn’t distract us every second, but get enough signal even inside a cave, last one week without recharging, and years without breaking. Then we got dumb phones that do all the opposite. Continue reading The day the mobile phone took a wrong, dumb turn