Making yourself harder to hack

Hola. Hope you are well.

In no way am I condoning the actions of the people who leak naked pictures of celebrities but if you are a celebrity (or even if you’re not) and you are thinking of taking a naked picture of yourself or filming yourself in an ‘intimate’ situation, then you may want to think again.

Instead of recording these things for posterity you may wish to upload them to the hard drive in your head, your memory. Although not always reliable your memory is harder to hack.

What I don’t understand is how the hackers are able to access the pictures even when they’ve been deleted. Especially when you think if your computer crashes, losing all your work, it’s virtually impossible to get any of it back, no matter how many boffins you ask. I suppose that’s just one of the many conundrums of modern life.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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A template for a new kind of politics

Hola. Hope you are well.

I have to say I’m quite enjoying the Scottish referendum. I won’t be getting the box set but I have been dipping in and out.

I mainly like all the subplots. For example, over the last week the No campaign has ramped up the scaremongering. Having heard what they’ve been saying, I’m surprised any country is able to survive without England’s input, never mind Scotland.

I also like how the No campaign got so spooked that they sent Cameron, Clegg and Milliband up to Scotland, to presumably show the people of Scotland what they’ll be missing out on if they vote yes.

Having said this, if Scotland were to vote for independence, I wouldn’t rely on Alex Salmond or other politicians to solely govern. I’d use it as an opportunity to ensure the people in power are more representative of the people they serve. Getting people from all backgrounds and experiences involved.

In fact, regardless of a Yes or No vote, this should be the template for a new kind of politics.

Alternatively, if as the MANY polls indicate the result is too close to call, perhaps instead of having people vote and then counting the votes they should save time and just toss a coin. Naturally it’d be best of 3 otherwise that would make a mockery of democracy.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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What I did in my summer holidays

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Anyone who’s ever read this blog will know it’s not a vehicle for me to boast about my achievements. This isn’t a conscious decision, it’s more to do with not having achievements to boast about.

However, the figures are in for August and both this blog and my football blog, ‘The View from the Trevor’ recorded their best figures ever. It definitely helped that I was off work all through August, allowing me to write more posts and promote/pester people on Twitter.

In addition to this, the podcast (prongcast) I’m involved in 3Prong Attack has also gone from strength to strength with it becoming more popular in Holland and the USA than in England. We’ve also gained a following in Athens, although nowhere else in Greece.

Anyway, I’m back at work now, after 6 weeks off (no one ever seems sympathetic when I mention this) so I’m sure I won’t be repeating these figures anytime soon. In the meantime, thanks to all those that have read or listened to me in my various projects, it is appreciated.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic