Kate's Comment

Thoughts on British ICT, energy & environment, cloud computing and security from Memset's MD

Who is John Galt?

We just watched the first two parts of Atlas Shrugged. I was unfamiliar with Ayn Rand and her works until today. I found the films exhilarating and eagerly await the third installment. They depict a near-future world where economic collapse and enduring recession has enabled politicians to seize increasing power over private individuals and corporations. In the name of “the…

So which apocalypse should we worry about and what to do about it?

The last few months have been interesting for “preppers”. Preppers are generally excessively bright people who are consequently rather paranoid and worry about events which might bring about the end of civilised society and try make preparations so that they are better-suited to survive the breakdown a civilisation. I consider myself among them, though my efforts are not particularly extreme;…