Monthly Archives: March 2017

A CAPTCHA’d Audience

My thesis for today is that Google’s CAPTCHA facility ranks up there as one the worst thought-out pieces of garbage on the Internet.               How am I supposed to know whether this banner says “No parking” … Continue reading

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Who’s the brains of this gang?

I’ve received something like 30 copies of this pump-and-dump scam spam over the past two days, all identical except for the forged sender names: Alright, let’s get right to it… We’ve been out of touch for a while. I’ve been … Continue reading

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A slur in time

An aphorism of which I have always been particularly fond states that “isolationist” is a term created by imperialists to denigrate noninterventionists. With the advent of President Donald Trump, a new version suggests itself: “populism” is a term created by authoritarians to … Continue reading

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