Desperation and Mud slinging

It’s unfortunate as we roll towards the referendum in May that the debate has become one framed around mud slinging and pandering to fears without actually discussing the system itself. Item one for the prosecution was the “No to AV” campaigns leaflet that arrived on my doorstep claiming that they believed in “One Person, One …

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Playing Blu-Ray under Linux

One of the many deficiencies of Digital Restrictions Management is the fact it makes doing legal authorised things hard for paying customers. For example my brother still can’t play Blu-Ray disks on his laptop despite it having the requisite a) drive, b) power and c) display resolution. Because the OS on his machine (Vista?) can’t …

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That would be a psephological matter

One of the most annoying aspects of our current electoral system is the issue of tactical voting. This is where voters feel compelled to vote for someone over their preferred candidate as otherwise someone they really don’t want might sneak in thanks to the split vote. It’s something that’s sadly very common with the current …

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