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America in Despair: The cries of a dying democracy

America's democracy is under threat from the Trump administration and a brutal police regime.

It's safe to say that, at the time of writing, the world is in turmoil. Since the start of 2020, the world has been ravaged by disease, and now the United States is seeing its worst period of civil unrest in decades. Fuelled by years of racial discrimination from America's police forces, a fire has begun; sparked by the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Derek Chauvin, a police officer with the Minneapolis Police Department.

Floyd allegedly attempted to pay for go...

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Writing Warning Messages To The Future

How do we write warning messages to a completely unknown recipient, potentially tens of thousands of years into the future?

Nuclear waste is very dangerous, and will remain dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years. Therefore, humanity has planned to leave warning messages to future civilisations around permanent nuclear waste storage facilities. However, this turns out to be an extremely difficult task, as the messages are being sent to a completely unknown recipient, so we need to convey the message using as little prerequisite knowledge as possible.

We can't just use our existing warning signs - whilst thi...

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The Babylonian Method in Python

I created an implementation for the Babylonian Method using Python.

There's a very old method for calculating square roots by hand called the Babylonian Method. I wrote a python script to use it.

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The Quest for the Holy Grail Secret Key

After years of searching, I finally rediscovered my old PGP keys.

About a year ago, I managed to lose my PGP secret key during a computer reset. Every couple of years, I will factory reset my PC, only keeping a few important files. This helps stop it from slowing down too much, as junk never gets a chance to build up a lot.

However, in the reset that I performed about a year ago, I forgot to copy my secret key, and it was deleted, along with the rest of my hard drive's files. I have searched multiple times through all of my backups to find a copy, but have ...

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New Blog!

I've made a new blog!

So, seeing as you're reading this, you seem to have noticed that I've made a new blog! However, unlike the old one, this one has been written completely from scrath, rather than relying on WordPress. This means it's much more lightweight, making it load much faster than the old one.

The way it works is simple: I write the posts straight into the database using phpMyAdmin, and the site reads them from that database to show them to you. That's it.

I might add more to this post in the futu...

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