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Sunday, 23 August 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary, technology | 8 Comments »

As my regular readers know, my translation business has really been on the rocks lately. This isn't all bad. Being dead broke serves as a lot of motivation to look around for other things to do. Way back in 1994 ...

Crowdsourcing translation

Thursday, 14 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 8 Comments »

Some of you may have noticed that a little "translation" widget has appeared at the bottom of a sidebar column here. I've installed a WordPress plugin called Transposh, and enabled it for Slovak and Spanish. Transposh segments the page text, pulls ...

I am a terrorist

Sunday, 1 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, guns, mind control | 22 Comments »

From: Mike Gogulski Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 5:17 AM To: Subject: I am a terrorist Dear Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Crime Prevention & Safety Initiative, Per your illuminating explication entitled "Who ...

Broad e-surveillance coming to UK

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Britons can rest easy knowing that of course it will only be used to find the bad guys... for various and flexible definitions of "bad". Of course. From the Times Online: ‘Big Brother’ database for phones and e-mails [caption id="attachment_65" align="alignright" width="250" caption="INGSOC ...

Coming soon to a police state near you: MAIN CORE

Sunday, 18 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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From Cryptogon: The U.S. Government has, almost certainly, established a database and tracking system for something like eight million Americans who have been designated as threats to national security. The system is called MAIN CORE and it is being run under ...

Britain’s CCTV paranoia boondoggle

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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A photo from my recent trip to the UK. This is in the main hall at Birmingham New Street rail station. In this one room alone I counted no less than 19 CCTV cameras, and that from just standing in ...