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Nick Hardwick lifts the lid on the John Worboys case: 'Justice Secretary sacked me to save his own skin'
The sacked chair of the Parole Board has said the Justice Secretary got rid of him to save his own position following the controversy over the John Worboys…
law  ukpolitics  paroleboard  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
‘Best interest’ cases | Counsel
As Counsel went to press, the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans lost the latest in their series of challenges to a High Court ruling that life-sustaining…
alfieevans  law  uk  uklaw  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
Divorce blame game leads to futile court battles, new study finds
Divorce law in England and Wales is nearly 50 years old and reform is ‘long overdue’, according to a detailed study of nearly 500 divorces.Photograph: Alamy The…
uklaw  law  uk  divorce  matrimonialcausesact  from instapaper
7 weeks ago
English justice 'hanging on by fingernails', warns top judge
Lady Justice Hallett says access to justice will become even more important after Brexit.Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian The English justice system…
uklaw  accesstojustice  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
In Britain now, the richer you are, the better your chance of justice | Nick Cohen
Barristers and lawyers protest against government cuts to legal aid fees. Justice in Britain, a country that…
accesstojustice  uklaw  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Owen Jones meets Stonewall's Ruth Hunt | 'My heart breaks for trans communities'
Ruth Hunt is the CEO of Stonewall, the LGBT campaigning organisation. She was responsible for overhauling Stonewall by pushing it to represent transgender…
lgbt  stonewall  ukpolitics  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Charlie Gard: facts, medicine, and right-wing fictions.
Charles Arthur Freelance technology journalist; The Guardian's Technology editor 2009-14. Author Digital Wars, on Apple v Google v Microsoft. Speaker,…
charliegard  uklaw  medicalethics  ethics  nhs  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Today’s anti-trans rhetoric looks a lot like old-school homophobia | Shon Faye
The actor Ian McKellen leads a march against section 28, in 1988. ‘The 30th anniversary is a useful moment to examine the parallels between the trans and gay…
section28  lgbt  history  from instapaper
8 weeks ago
Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 805 (16 April 2018)
Lord Justice David, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Moylan : Introduction This is the judgment of the court. The parents of Alfie Evans, Mr Thomas Evans and…
uklaw  alfieevans  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
The Dumb Money
Bitcoin’s pseudonymous creator, “ Satoshi Nakamoto ,” announced his new invention under two guises. The first was as a sober engineer, touting the benefits of…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush
No 10 acknowledged that a request had been received from the Caribbean high commissioners and confirmed that a meeting had not been scheduled.Photograph:…
immigration  ukpolitics  windrush  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
Inside the Jordan refugee camp that runs on blockchain
A few times a month, Bassam pushes a shopping cart through the aisles of a grocery store stocked with bags of rice, a small selection of fresh vegetables, and…
bitcoin  blockchain  cryptocurrency  technosolutionism  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
Hounding Commonwealth citizens is no accident. It’s cruelty by design | Gary Younge
On 4 April Prince Charles opened the Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast with a brief reminder of the historical ties…
windrush  immigration  ukpolitics  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
Why Bitcoin is bullshit, explained by an expert
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and…
bitcoin  blockchain  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
10 weeks ago
Tech Thinks It Has a Fix for the Problems It Created: Blockchain
SAN FRANCISCO — Worried about someone hacking the next election? Bothered by the way Facebook and Equifax coughed up your personal information? The technology…

(Yeah, it won't.)
blockchain  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
10 weeks ago
Why blockchain isn’t ready for primetime
While much of the tech industry has grown bearish on the volatility of cryptocurrencies, enthusiasm for its…
cryptocurrency  blockchain  from instapaper
march 2018
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous
On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s always good fun…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
march 2018
RomuloOliveira/commit-messages-guide: A guide to understand the importance of commit messages and how to write them well
commit-messages-guide - A guide to understand the importance of commit messages and how to write them well
git  commit  lang:pt  lang:pt-BR  lang:en 
february 2018
Inside The Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns | GQ
How do the cops trace a gun? They call the ATF's National Tracing Center, where computers are illegal and detective work is absurdly antiquated.
usa  guns  government  bureaucracy  crime  uspolitics 
february 2018
SIPp/pysipp: SIPp for Humans - launch multiple agents with Python
pysipp - SIPp for Humans - launch multiple agents with Python
python  sip  sipp  testing 
february 2018
Bitcoin: utopian reflection of a capitalist nightmare
The digital currency Bitcoin has hit the headlines in recent times for its novelty, as well as for its phenomenal rise in price over the past few years. But how…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
february 2018
18 Lessons From 13 Years of Tricky Bugs | Henrik Warne's blog
In Learning From Your Bugs, I wrote about how I have been keeping track of the most interesting bugs I have come across. I recently reviewed all 194 entries (going back 13 years), to see what lessons I have learned from them. Here are the most important lessons, split into the categories of coding, testing and debugging:…
february 2018
How I fell for the blockchain gold rush
Tokyoites walk past a Bitcoin currency poster at the entrance of an electronics store. Bitcoin envy, the ultramodern malaise.…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
january 2018
Blockchain is an awesome technology, but what, exactly, is it good for?
The holidays are over and the weather has been weird, which makes people grumpy. So let’s be grumpy, too. Specifically, let’s be grumpy about one of most…
bitcoin  blockchain  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
january 2018
Tech Tent: What a year for Bitcoin
Rejoice everyone, it is that time of the year again. This week's edition of Tech Tent is our annual festive quiz - and although I am writing this before taking…
bitcoin  cryptocurrency  from instapaper
december 2017
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