Metrics which matter when talking about broadband speed Latency (i.e., “ping time”) Upload throughput Download throughput (All, being realistic, need hourly averages to be useful because with many ISPs they vary wildly at different times of the day). Metrics which don’t really matter when talking about broadband speed and at best are irrelevant (if you have the above) and at worst are...
Foreign national Aziz Lamari entitled to damages... →
The Home Secretary was also found guilty of contempt of court because her department failed to release Lamari after it eventually accepted he should no longer be in detention and gave an undertaking to release him into suitable accommodation. The Home Secretary was found guilty of contempt of court, and not merely because of a personal issue. This is surely somewhat unprecedented?
BBC News: Police apologise to a man after using... →
Filed, apparently in hindsight, under “what could possibly go wrong?”.
Create a RAMdisk on Mac OS X →
LEGO Turing Machine →
(via @jackschofield) Brilliant.
Businessman’s shocking rant at airport worker →
Anthony Holt, 65, had become wound up after reading an article in the Daily Mail about the ‘victimisation of Christianity’ on a flight to Manchester.
451 Legally Restricted →
RIP Karen Sherlock →
The coalition continues to ensure a fair Britain for all. Unless you actually need something.
A short two paragraphs defining cookies and how...
A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your computer when you request something from a website, and that your browser will send back in future requests to that site. Some cookies are “persistent”, meaning they will continue to be sent for weeks, months or even years unless deleted, while others are deleted automatically when you close your browser window. Cookies can be used...
Okay, so Cookiegeddon is upon us. Are you suitably enraptured? Good, then I shall begin. It has come to my attention that some of you don’t entirely know what a cookie is or how they work, or what the different sorts are. As a good Internet sort, I’m shall explain. Right here and now. First, the common explanation of “cookies are files which websites download onto your computer…” is...