Author Archives: Manuel Timita

About Manuel Timita

Passionate about both human and IT systems. More curious than a cat, yet hoping to dodge its proverbial fate for a while.

Some systems are impossible to hack. Narrow minds, for instance

WkiLeaks, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and, generally, the hackers (boo!) have made the headlines lately. And they will keep on being an important news story for another few good weeks, as more and more of the 251,287 cables will be … Continue reading

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Selfishness as a reliable vehicle for good deeds

I have written the previous article without going into details about the ‘why’ of altruism, and why does it appear to be (not even paradoxically) more like a matter of egoism, so in what follows I will try to clarify … Continue reading

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How seeing dead people might just help you become a better (living) one

Shall I add that this might not really apply to those creating said less-than-pretty sight? Say, murderers. Also, I presume, it may have no effect on the very religious types, as they usually hope for the best once they’re off … Continue reading

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They should ‘turn off that light’, not you

I have read recently (unfortunately I don’t remember where) that a study regarding electricity consumption in the USA and Western Europe has found that, no matter how much energy saving technology we employ (i.e. efficient light bulbs, LCD panels), we … Continue reading

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Our dark sense of humour in the 21st century: ’10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Earth’

That is from howstuffworks.com. Or even better, on SEPA: ‘Only boil as much water as you need. Boiling a full kettle for just one cup of tea will generate up to eight times more carbon dioxide emissions.’ Hey, also don’t … Continue reading

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Why blogging?

Indeed, why… I also asked myself the same thing a while back and I had no answer; simply put, I did not feel like I had anything important to say. Actually, somewhere on the mockery of a blog that I … Continue reading

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