As the world watches him flip flop over major topics like migrant families and trade war threats, I have to grant Donald Trump a point. Take all the nasty stuff he said about China on the campaign trail (before he started sucking up to Asian dictators) and apply it to the European Union. Obviously GDPR… Continue reading This is a coup! How does Europe get the right to tell the internet what to do?
I can picture the scene. Some EU bureaucrat, on his low tech EU email client, had to go through the EU complicated way of reporting yet another viagra spam email. “This has to stop!” he righteously complained loudly to other EU bureaucrats twiddling their thumbs. “I cannot receive that email I need from Nigeria because… Continue reading GDPR is so stupid it is scary
When Donald Trump became president I did a blog post about his similarities with the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. I was of course mainly impressed with their marketing capabilities. The unorthodox way they gamed the political system to win. Some time down the line, it gets even worse. I am not sure if all… Continue reading My prime minister and your president are a similar type of idiot-genius marketers
That is what the headlines ought to be. Not “A Facebook bug changed suggested sharing settings to ‘public’ for up to 14 million users“. Think about it. Assuming Facebook is telling the truth (and we have absolutely no way to know if it was 14 million, 140 million or all of Facebook affected) out of the… Continue reading Facebook killed 14 people in May
If you ask Google how many UK pounds you get for 100 US dollars you will get the result immediately. Ask it to convert 10 0xBitcoin to FlorinCoin and you get nothing. In fact you can ask Google pretty much anything about cryptocurrencies and it behaves like some dumb search engine would 15 years ago. Which… Continue reading The Cryptocurrency backstory is all wrong
You just lost a die hard NBA fan. I have written about it, I have blogged about it, heck I even did a podcast about it. “Why the NBA is what everyone should emulate” was the title and that is what I believed until tonight. To me the NBA was a model of how all… Continue reading Open Letter to NBA commisioner