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Tow Hooks - How to Leave Muddy LARP Events Efficiently | LARP Guide
Do you know where your tow hook is? Hell, even non-LARPers who avoid muddy fields like the plague they often are should think about this
LARP  information  transport  cars  useful  mud-mud-glorious-mud-arrgh-my-face-my-face 
march 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland's top judge summoned to appear before MSPs after trying to block register of interests - Daily Record
'A Holyrood committee want the law chief to explain why he tried to halt a register which would reveal judges' business, professional and financial links.'
information  Scotland  posttofacebook  lobbying  Freedom-of-Information  corruption  influence 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Police spies stole identities of dead children | UK news | The Guardian
'Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records'
information  identity  police  lies  surveilance  culture 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Man Who Stole Greece: Cuffed chap had data on most of country • The Register
'Greek police have cuffed a suspect who allegedly stole personal data of three-quarters of the country's population as part of an attempted industrial-scale ID theft scam.'
identity  information  Greece  crime  news  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - David Cameron trialling app to aid government decisions
'using it to keep track of live data relating to jobs, housing and other areas… It also monitors polls and posts on social media'
information  Westminster  technology  politics  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why MPs' best ripostes get left out of Hansard - Telegraph
'As cost-cutting puts an end to MPs' bound copies of Hansard, a former parliamentary sketchwriter says the Commons' report of proceedings is only half of what goes on in the House'
information  amusing  Westminster  culture  politics  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Most Citizens of the Star Wars Galaxy are Probably Totally Illiterate | Tor.com
'Not once in any Star Wars movie does someone pick up a book or newspaper, magazine, literary journal, or chapbook handmade by an aspiring Jawa poet.'
posttofacebook  fiction  information  culture  books  reading  literacy  Star-Wars  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
tongodeon: Vote NO on CA Prop 37: Mandatory GMO Food Labeling
I doubt if anyone reading this actually gets a vote on this, but it's still an interesting and well argued set of points on genetically modified food.
information  culture  fear  science  food  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
When the Most Personal Secrets Get Outed on Facebook - WSJ.com
'two students were casualties of a privacy loophole on Facebook—the fact that anyone can be added to a group by a friend without their approval. As a result, the two lost control over their secrets, even though both were sophisticated users who had attempted to use Facebook's privacy settings to shield some of their activities from their parents.'
posttofacebook  family  discrimination  LGBT  culture  social-media  information  Facebook  privacy 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Facebook 'likes' automatically added without user-clicks
'sending a web address to a friend using Facebook's private messaging function would add two likes to that page. Leaving a comment on a story within Facebook also adds to the tally.'
information  internet  via-Andew-Child  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  social-media  image  data-manipulation  data  posttofacebook  Facebook  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - The future of Google Search: Thinking outside the box
Reminds me of the 'agents' in Charles Stross' books or Eclipse Phase; AIs that have a good idea of what you're interested in, go and look for it, and bring it back to you.
posttofacebook  living-in-the-future  information  media  technology  interesting  Google 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Monmouth to be world's first ‘Wikipedia town’ - Telegraph
'‘Monmouthpedia’ project includes 500 new articles in 25 languages, as Wikipedia seeks to offer comprehensive coverage of an entire town.'
living-in-the-future  awesome  information  culture  wikipedia  interesting 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Police commissioner elections: Millions without internet 'miss out'
"Only providing information about PCC candidates on a central website will disproportionately affect groups that have low levels of internet access, such as the elderly and those who live in rural areas."
posttofacebook  UK  democracy  elected-police-commisioners  information  fairness  internet  technology  politics  interesting 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Freedom Act leads to bad government, O'Donnell warns
risks forcing ministers and civil servants into a system of "oral government"
Because gods forbid we should know what and why our politicians and civil servants decide things.
posttofacebook  fail  wtf  information  freedom  Freedom-of-Information  UK  civil-servants  comment  politics  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Who, What, Why: How do you reassemble shredded documents?
Governments and businesses have long used shredders to destroy sensitive documents. How easy is it to reassemble the pieces?
security  information  software  technology  interesting 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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