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Kerckoffs’ principle

Kerckoffs’ principle

For various reasons, Kerckhoff’s Principle has come up over the horizon again. Fascinating that he posed the principle in the 19th Century. Wikipedia states the principle as,

A cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system, except the key, is public knowledge.

There’s no need to “Read More”, except to get the tags.

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Flying Cars and the future techno economy

Flying Cars and the future techno economy

I have been influenced by David Graeber’s article/essay, “Of Flying Cars and the declining rate of profit”, which I need to read again. I posted, in 2017, a storify thing, after reading it which contains a bunch of notes from it and other references related to the political economy issues that he raises. The post descended into note form, and I may go back and have another read and finish them. As ever for more, see below/overleaf …

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Using my Mac remotely

Using my Mac remotely

I needed to go looking for something I lost on my Mac using my w10 laptop, and have forgotten how I did it before. I wanted to get RDP working and failed. Here are my notes on what I tried to do and eventually did; it involved using 3rd party apps.

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Early (English) revolutionary spirit

Early (English) revolutionary spirit

I am playing a game of inverse “would I lie to you” each weekend. We don’t have so many rules as the TV shows; I was considering doing one on English Revolts, but decided not to; but made some interesting discoveries, which for me reinforces the need for a debate on English History teaching. I was also motivated to discover the truth about the Battle of Deptford Bridge. Here are the links I found, with a little bit of commentry. …

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This site, moving home

This site, moving home

I have finally moved this wordpress wiki into the davelevy.info domain from its historic site at wiki.davelevy.info; it’s now at ./wiki to be precise. Here’s how I did it. …

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Scrutiny in Local Government

Scrutiny in Local Government

I am involved in conversations about local government governance models and I am concerned as I learn about the tricks that public authorities are using to frustrate scrutiny exercised by FOI and SAR correspondence. Here are my notes.