Monthly Archives: August 2015

Yes, it has come to this: cars can be hacked

In 2011, a team of researchers from two different universities demonstrated that they could wirelessly disable a car’s door locks and brakes. Car manufacturers ignored them. In 2013, a team of hackers demonstrated that they could hack almost every activity … Continue reading

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Questions from a young adult

I received a letter from a young adult who is considering leaving her home town, where her parents serve as a safety net, and going someplace completely different — perhaps out of the country. She asked me a few questions … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Monday

As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been fantasizing about snow-covered mountains…but this works, too. Photographer Dominic Kemp writes: Skógafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline and is … Continue reading

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Privacy vs. convenience

The blog has been quiet for several weeks because my brain has been fried. And I do mean that mostly literally. Here in the Algarve, we usually have a couple of awful weeks in August where it’s too hot to … Continue reading

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