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- 2012-12-31: Nobel winner slates Britain's 'stupid' immigration reforms.
- 2012-12-31: How multi-disk failures happen.
- 2012-12-31: Road safety statistics for Cambridge, 2009-2011.
- 2012-12-31: Testing Go on the Raspberry Pi running FreeBSD.
- 2012-12-31: Extraordinary rendition verdict in the European court of human rights.
- 2012-12-31: RJSON: compress JSON to JSON.
- 2012-12-31: Food science secrets of chocolate.
- 2012-12-31: Please god, save the British economy.
- 2012-12-31: Santa Claus on science fiction and superhero magazine covers.
- 2012-12-31: Rethinking the value of Scrabble tiles.
- 2012-12-31: Fleeing Google.
- 2012-12-31: Progressive JPEGs are better in many ways.
- 2012-12-30: Snopes on exploding non-borosilicate US Pyrex.
- 2012-12-30: 2012: the year in sexism.
- 2012-12-30: FluxBuster: detecting fast-flux botnets via large-scale passive DNS traffic analysis.
- 2012-12-30: Hacking the brains of other people with API design. (Fault injection to enforce error handling.)
- 2012-12-30: Dangerous shattering occurs because Pyrex no longer implies borosilicate glass.
- 2012-12-30: Mo Farah was held by US customs on suspicion of being a terrorist.
- 2012-12-30: FBI and Wall St joined in totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent.
- 2012-12-30: Cartoons: Triumph of the nerds.
- 2012-12-30: French McDonald's employees assault man for using an augmented reality device.
- 2012-12-30: Alan O'Donohoe's successful year promoting computer science in schools.
- 2012-12-30: If you get a GEIL / Golden Eye / Ben Dover / BDP file-sharing letter, you need to read this.
- 2012-12-30: Sereal: a binary data serialization format with support for Perl data types.
- 2012-12-30: Hash-flooding DoS attacks and defences.
- 2012-12-30: Accurate time with a Raspberry Pi and Venus638FLPx.
- 2012-12-29: 'Pure, White and Deadly' copyright problems delayed republication in USA.
- 2012-12-29: Is sugar the next tobacco?
- 2012-12-29: English Heritage objects to environmental efficiency refit of Trinity College's New Court.
- 2012-12-29: £1.8bn 'snooper's charter' fails to get Treasury backing.
- 2012-12-29: U.K. Crown Prosecution Service guidelines for prosecuting people for making jokes on Twitter.
- 2012-12-29: The Raspberry Pi gang remember Chris Lightfoot.
- 2012-12-29: IPCC's 1990 climate projections are on target so far.
- 2012-12-29: NZ government will be exposed to secret international tribunals by the TPP treaty.
- 2012-12-29: Linux now on 42% of consumer computing devices. Happy birthday Linus!
- 2012-12-29: Down with toy apartheid!
- 2012-12-29: Increasingly partisan US politics means shifts in congress are becoming less likely.
- 2012-12-29: Intellectual monopoly and censorship.
- 2012-12-29: What really happened to Sony and Universal's 2 billion missing YouTube views.
- 2012-12-29: How to publish PGP keys in the DNS.
- 2012-12-28: Google catches music industry gaming their YouTube viewing numbers.
- 2012-12-28: TCP incast: overloading switches by synchronised requests to many servers.
- 2012-12-28: sshttp: hide ssh behind same port as web or mail server.
- 2012-12-28: Inky: cloud-enabled desktop mail app.
- 2012-12-28: Network maintenance led to cascade failure and extended downtime at GitHub.
- 2012-12-27: Advice for US entrepreneurs who move to Europe.
- 2012-12-27: Calling stumps at the ITU WCIT: win, lose, or draw?
- 2012-12-27: The Tip of the Spear: investigating Scientology 25 years ago.
- 2012-12-27: Britain from above: help describe historic aerial photographs.
- 2012-12-26: Robots will take all our jobs / the seven stages of robot replacement.
- 2012-12-26: Minnesota Vikings briefly considered demolishing Minneapolis's primary Internet hub to extend their stadium.
- 2012-12-26: Style guide for comparisons in conditional expressions.
- 2012-12-26: BLAKE2: a smaller faster cryptographic hash function based on the SHA-3 finalist BLAKE.
- 2012-12-26: sslh: run ssh and https servers on the same port.
- 2012-12-26: Generating a non-repeating random sequence of integers.
- 2012-12-26: The Queen first sent an email in 1976.
- 2012-12-26: Are mass shootings really random events? A look at the US numbers.
- 2012-12-26: Fun facts about Terminator 2: Judgment Day. (Less CGI than I thought!)
- 2012-12-26: Antarctic thaw is twice as bad as previously thought.
- 2012-12-25: Hollywood studios Pirate movies using BitTorrent.
- 2012-12-25: Duelling jingle bells banjos animated xmas light show. (YouTube)
- 2012-12-25: In celebration of the birth of Newton we fire rockets in the air. (YouTube x 2)
- 2012-12-25: 30+ cool ideas for your Raspberry Pi.
- 2012-12-25: Bullshit Ipsum.
- 2012-12-25: A little antidote to the Archbishop of Westminster.
- 2012-12-25: Tasselled wobbegong carpet shark.
- 2012-12-24: Who needs god? Against the cosmological argument.
- 2012-12-24: Austerity? Let's call it failure.
- 2012-12-23: Frost Fair: lovely radio programme featuring history, food, drink, science, music, poetry.
- 2012-12-23: Save the London Transport Museum.
- 2012-12-23: European Commission in Holiday season bumper Euromyths special: more lies from the British press.
- 2012-12-23: Inherently violent: why conservatives love war.
- 2012-12-22: Ada 2012 language standard approved by ISO.
- 2012-12-22: Nate Silver confuses cause and effect, and ends up defending financial corruption.
- 2012-12-22: What does randomness look like?
- 2012-12-21: Behind closed doors at the ITU WCIT.
- 2012-12-21: RJ point five double-density ethernet connector.
- 2012-12-21: Completely different: a review of BIND 10.
- 2012-12-21: Conclusions drawn from the RIPE reverse DNS outage in June.
- 2012-12-21: Why the US media ignored Murdoch's brazen bid to hijack the presidency.
- 2012-12-21: Their new graphic novel is a … terrorist organization?
- 2012-12-21: Ireland realises the recovery of Iceland proves the joke was on them. (Reminds me of an FT article last year.)
- 2012-12-21: America plans Guantanamo Bay prisons for US citizens.
- 2012-12-20: European Commission abandons effort to ratify ACTA.
- 2012-12-20: 2LD registrations directly under .uk: not such a great idea.
- 2012-12-20: The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers museum and library.
- 2012-12-20: Health and Safety Executive applies maximum penalty to the UK Border Agency for nearly blowing up Robin Hood Airport.
- 2012-12-20: Mainstream economists still don't get it.
- 2012-12-20: Snow fall: the avalanche at Tunnel Creek. (Fantastic combination of words and moving pictures.)
- 2012-12-20: H+: high-budget apocalyptic sf on YouTube.
- 2012-12-20: From NAND to ТЕТЯІЅ: building a modern computer from first principles.
- 2012-12-20: Academic history journals revolt against open access.
- 2012-12-20: What law allows Downing St to be closed to traffic?
- 2012-12-20: Interactive guide to blog typography.
- 2012-12-19: After saying no at the WCIT: what next for the ITU?
- 2012-12-19: The Internet only just works.
- 2012-12-19: ezwebframe: treat the browser as an Erlang process.
- 2012-12-19: Root nameserver D at the University of Maryland is changing IP address on 3 January 2013.
- 2012-12-19: Fun manipulating News Corp online polls.
- 2012-12-19: Whose bug is this anyway?!?
- 2012-12-19: Irish archbishops speak out against saving the lives of dying pregnant women.
- 2012-12-19: New restrictions on freedom of information requests could make government more secret.
- 2012-12-19: Gun ownership is a powerful predictor of someone's political party in the USA.
- 2012-12-18: Opera TLS Prober survey tool released under Apache 2.0 license.
- 2012-12-18: The Chronos date / time library for Smalltalk.
- 2012-12-18: Corrupt police lied about plebgate and deliberately ruined the government chief whip.
- 2012-12-18: European Union's open source licence to become compatible with GPLv3.
- 2012-12-18: Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap visiting Cambridge in September.
- 2012-12-18: A visit to Cambridge University Press Museum.
- 2012-12-18: ITU Phobia: Why WCIT was derailed.
- 2012-12-18: The NRA's war against gun science.
- 2012-12-18: NSD 4.0 beta: authoritative name server daemon.
- 2012-12-18: What really happened at the ITU WCIT?
- 2012-12-18: The Bill of Rights Commission report: a modest proposal.
- 2012-12-18: Perl: the first twenty-five years.
- 2012-12-18: A Roman Christmas.
- 2012-12-18: The great Bill of Rights commission shambles.
- 2012-12-18: W3C declares HTML5 complete.
- 2012-12-18: The good stuff about cycling in Cambridge.
- 2012-12-18: The UKIP threat is not about Europe.
- 2012-12-18: Two-for-one: Amazon targeted in replacement order scam.
- 2012-12-18: Still passing the hash 15 years later: a review of Microsoft's password hash security white paper.
- 2012-12-18: The false promise of the online education revolution.
- 2012-12-18: How the Indiana Jones package got to the University of Chicago.
- 2012-12-18: New developments in deanonymization.
- 2012-12-18: "Why don't you just…?" Upgrading HTTP to support unordered pipelined responses.
- 2012-12-18: Problems fixed by Scala.
- 2012-12-17: China blocks VPNs with Great Firewall.
- 2012-12-17: Fastbook: a pure HTML5 clone of the Facebook app.
- 2012-12-17: Thoughtcrime unit to be set up by City of London police.
- 2012-12-17: Gun control that works: no guns.
- 2012-12-17: The highlights and low points of the ITU's WCIT.
- 2012-12-17: Hacker News blog recommendations.
- 2012-12-16: Tcl the misunderstood.
- 2012-12-16: Bunnie Huang is building his own laptop.
- 2012-12-16: 12 letters that didn't make it into the alphabet.
- 2012-12-16: The quiet Wikideath of BBS history.
- 2012-12-16: MPs write to Public Accounts Committee to request action on hidden trials and Tamiflu.
- 2012-12-16: Dear open source project leader: quit being a jerk.
- 2012-12-16: Bruce Schneier reviews "Against Security: how we go wrong at [...] sites of ambiguous danger" by Harvey Molotch.
- 2012-12-16: Inside an Amazon warehouse.
- 2012-12-16: University of Chicago receives a package for Indiana Jones.
- 2012-12-16: Ole Roemer measured the speed of light in 1676.
- 2012-12-16: The Aggregate bit twiddling hacks and magic algorithms.
- 2012-12-15: Gun control in Japan.
- 2012-12-15: Belle de Jour's history of Anon.
- 2012-12-15: Per-address spanning tree for scalable Ethernet.
- 2012-12-15: Switch your databases to flash storage. Now. Or you're doing it wrong.
- 2012-12-15: A photo history of male affection.
- 2012-12-15: Unwittingly, the special advisor of the secretary for culture, media, and sport has done the press a favour.
- 2012-12-14: Mains hum helps to authenticate recordings.
- 2012-12-14: You're not anonymous. I know your name, email, and company.
- 2012-12-14: Marriage law in Britain.
- 2012-12-14: Milton Friedman's thermostat.
- 2012-12-14: It will never work in theory: software development research that is relevant in practice.
- 2012-12-14: History of security economics.
- 2012-12-14: Authentication is machine learning.
- 2012-12-14: Map of voting systems around the world.
- 2012-12-14: Hash collision attacks against btrfs.
- 2012-12-13: Raspberry Pi and timekeeping with RADclock.
- 2012-12-13: Connecting Cambridgeshire broadband bulletin December 2012.
- 2012-12-13: Microsoft white paper: defending against theft of hashed passwords.
- 2012-12-12: The economic miracle of good television.
- 2012-12-12: USAF wasted $1bn on failed Oracle ERP logistics project.
- 2012-12-12: High-frequency traders profit at the expense of ordinary investors.
- 2012-12-12: How to hack and not get caught.
- 2012-12-12: It's a Death Metal X-Mas.
- 2012-12-10: Why the home affairs select committee is calling for an end to the war on drugs.
- 2012-12-09: Darling: run Darwin binaries on Linux.
- 2012-12-09: The UK should decriminalise prostitution; it has worked in New Zealand.
- 2012-12-09: Early papers on computer security.
- 2012-12-09: Amazing juggling / sleight of hand by Yann Frisch. (YouTube)
- 2012-12-09: The most dangerous equation.
- 2012-12-09: Raspberry Pi web server speed test.
- 2012-12-09: George Boole was killed by homoeopathy.
- 2012-12-09: All you need is love: how to stop terrorists.
- 2012-12-09: The in-game economics of Ultima Online.
- 2012-12-09: Bike, camera, inaction! A barrister tries to prosecute a driver who threatened to kill him.
- 2012-12-09: GravityLight: lighting for developing countries.
- 2012-12-08: Red state, blue city: the urban-rural divide is where America splits.
- 2012-12-08: It's official: austerity economics doesn't work.
- 2012-12-08: Anak Krakatau volcano eruption, September 2012.
- 2012-12-08: What a wonder is emulating a terrible monitor.
- 2012-12-07: The meteoric ascent of the patent troll and the devastating consequences for innovation.
- 2012-12-07: YouTube death toll: over 300 lives wasted watching Gangnan Style.
- 2012-12-07: 'Sex for student fees' man unmasked as IT consultant 'with top-level MoD security clearance'.
- 2012-12-07: Why should Strasbourg decide on British human rights?
- 2012-12-07: Three lessons learned while teaching a flipped class.
- 2012-12-07: Falsehoods programmers believe about build systems.
- 2012-12-07: Accessibility for people with anomalous colour vision.
- 2012-12-07: A new era for ghc.
- 2012-12-06: £2 coin and stamps to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.
- 2012-12-06: 25 GPU monster can crack 14 character Windows XP LM passwords in 6 minutes.
- 2012-12-06: WCIT-12: an opinionated primer and hysteria-debunker.
- 2012-12-06: America's 50 worst state legislatures.
- 2012-12-06: What happens when responsible disclosure fails.
- 2012-12-06: Everyone in the US is under surveillance.
- 2012-12-06: Comparative language fuzz testing: programming languages vs. fat fingers.
- 2012-12-05: Bomb sight: where bombs fell in London during WWII.
- 2012-12-05: NoSQL, CouchDB, and Lotus Notes.
- 2012-12-05: Is English really a Scandinavian language?
- 2012-12-05: The USA's history of saying no to the ITRs.
- 2012-12-05: Top ten budget Cambridge restaurants.
- 2012-12-05: British civil liberties and the human rights act.
- 2012-12-05: Bristol University Christian Union keeps existing ban on women speakers.
- 2012-12-05: "Sender-pays" rule doesn't necessarily increase telecom investment.
- 2012-12-05: Dog vs sweet potato.
- 2012-12-05: Counting heads: 1000+ attend Irish anti-abortion rally.
- 2012-12-05: ITU adopts standard for deep packet inspection traffic snooping.
- 2012-12-05: The ITU's Dubai debacle: does it matter?
- 2012-12-04: Flu vaccines don't work very well.
- 2012-12-04: USA is the only major country not to support treaty covering books for the visually impaired.
- 2012-12-04: Merck staff mocked patients suffering side effect of osteonecrosis.
- 2012-12-04: Uniform function call syntax in the D programming language.
- 2012-12-04: Bristol University's Christian Union bans women from speaking at meetings.
- 2012-12-04: The TeX family tree: LaTeX, pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX and ConTeXt.
- 2012-12-04: How tall can a Lego tower get?
- 2012-12-04: The ambition myth: debunking a common excuse for the gender wage gap.
- 2012-12-04: Why News Corp's "The Daily" iPad newspaper failed.
- 2012-12-04: Lumi: a new and easy way to find websites that interest you.
- 2012-12-04: Has HTML5 made us more secure?
- 2012-12-04: A Nagios DNS plugin written in Go.
- 2012-12-04: Barbie construction kit: sexist reasons for less sexist toys.
- 2012-12-04: What was the strangest coding standard rule that you were forced to follow?
- 2012-12-04: Dr Peter Wothers, of Cambridge University's Department of Chemistry, will give the Royal Institution's 2012 Christmas lectures.
- 2012-12-04: The global war on drugs has failed. It is time for a new approach. (JPEG of a letter.)
- 2012-12-04: WCIT off to a flying start. (ITU has given up on sender pays.)
- 2012-12-03: Three little ICANN atrocities that make the ITU look good by comparison.
- 2012-12-03: Why you should be afraid of the UN's plan to regulate the Internet.
- 2012-12-03: A map of non-existent European countries (and how to create your own).
- 2012-12-03: Movie studios ask Google to censor legit movie pages on Amazon, Facebook, Wikipedia, etc.
- 2012-12-03: BBC cycling documentary condemned as "dangerous juvenile nonsense".
- 2012-12-03: Bad pharma, failure to disclose research results, and the revoked Viagra patent.
- 2012-12-03: Two examples of why we don't need the draft Communications Data Bill.
- 2012-12-03: Facebook's next-generation servers: video interview inside a data centre.
- 2012-12-03: There's more to porcupine sex than just being careful.
- 2012-12-03: csync2: a cluster filesystem synchronisation tool.
- 2012-12-03: Police cited a botched, corrupt investigation as a reason to spy on the nation.
- 2012-12-03: Immigration: end this foolish block on overseas students.
- 2012-12-03: Science jokes.
- 2012-12-03: Securing Nagios remote plugin execution with certificate based authentication.
- 2012-12-03: Leveson on the 'clear evidence of misreporting on European issues'.
- 2012-12-03: The real scandal behind Benghazi.
- 2012-12-02: Don't occupy Wall St, just defund it: move your money to a mutual.
- 2012-12-02: Royal Institution advent calendar 2012.
- 2012-12-02: US high speed rail aspirational map.
- 2012-12-02: Dear journalists: grow up.
- 2012-12-02: How a business was wrongfully liquidated by the taxman.
- 2012-12-02: Android performance case study.
- 2012-12-02: Private Eye's views on the Leveson report.
- 2012-12-02: Is the UN trying to take over the Internet? (What about settlement fees?)
- 2012-12-02: Internet connectivity returns to Syria.
- 2012-12-02: Superstorm Sandy's effect on the global Intenet.
- 2012-12-02: The Azul pauseless garbage collector.
- 2012-12-02: iPhone pink highlight from hell.
- 2012-12-02: The deficit myth.
- 2012-12-01: Lots of military drones have crashed at civilian airports.
- 2012-12-01: Joke planning notices in Brighton.
- 2012-12-01: We've been betrayed by David Cameron over press regulation.
- 2012-12-01: European blank media copyright levy under attack.
- 2012-12-01: Tor operator charged for transmitting child porn.
- 2012-12-01: Scribe: deterministic transparent execution record/replay for Linux.
- 2012-12-01: Patoline: a modern digital typesetter.
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