More BT Broadband Woes

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So my phone line and therefore broadband have gone down again. For the full hilarious history, see my previous Blog post:  http://mikehardcastle.com/wp/2015/05/01/bt-are-not-the-most-up-to-date-company/ The phone line works, but has so much noise that you cannot hear anything above the crackling, so the broadband is intermittent. If somebody phones the landline, the broadband goes off for hours at a […]

Apple vs. the FBI

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So I’ve been intrigued by this news story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35594245 On the face of it, Apple “could” write a backdoor to access a known killers iPhone, however with this backdoor software they would have the capabilities to access any phone in their possession. So I don’t understand Apple’s problem. The US (and other authorities) have exceeded […]

Patents

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So, for many technology based startups with intellectual property, patents are an obvious route to go down. However it is not always the correct route and what you might think of as a good form of protection may actually achieve the opposite. Let me explain why: Patents are filed public documents that describe your intellectual […]

The Unknown known

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I thought I would lighten this blogs mood with a more esoteric experience that I refer to on a daily basis. There are considered to be three conditions of knowledge: Known Known’s – things you know that you know Known Unknown’s – things you know you have no knowledge of Unknown Unkown’s – things you didn’t […]