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Hi, my name is Alexander and this is my website.

I live in Toronto, Canada, and work as a Senior IT Professional.

In spare time I enjoy writing some code, developing web applications, working on my robot, reading sci-fi, finance and technical books, visiting my cabin in the wilderness and travel when I can.


Here are some technical news to read...

Technology

Video game loot boxes: another form of gambling? [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:05:37 GMT]
The government is asking for the public's opinion on the impact of loot boxes.
Musk: $25,000 Tesla ready 'in about three years' [Wed, 23 Sep 2020 01:57:19 GMT]
News about cheaper batteries and cars didn't excite investors as $50bn was wiped from its value.
Coronavirus: 'Government must publish contact-tracing app data' [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:02:29 GMT]
A health charity wants to know how well England and Wales' contact-tracing app fared in tests.
Dark web drugs raid leads to 179 arrests [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:50:52 GMT]
About 500kg of cocaine, heroin and other drugs have been seized as well as guns.
Dark Overlord hacker pleads guilty [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:46:19 GMT]
A UK citizen is sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay ÂŁ1.1m to victims.
Microsoft buys Fallout creator Bethesda for $7.5bn [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:08:42 GMT]
Xbox's owner confirms it has bought the game developer ahead of the launch of the new Xbox console.
TikTok deal under new threat as Trump insists on total US control [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:46:36 GMT]
The US president says he will not approve the deal if Chinese company Bytedance remains involved.
Twitter investigates racial bias in image previews [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:43:39 GMT]
After users highlight problems, Twitter says more work on racial bias in algorithms is needed.
TikTok writes to rivals over suicide clips [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:36:04 GMT]
The Chinese social media firm was grilled by UK MPs about how it deals with online harms.
Amazon criticised over 'Black Lives Don't Matter' caps [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:34:49 GMT]
A barrister questions whether the retailer has any checks in place after spotting the racist hats.

Science

Climate change: China aims for 'carbon neutrality by 2060' [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 21:28:38 GMT]
China's surprise announcement of a long-term goal to curb emissions boosts UN climate talks.
Coronavirus: Whitty and Vallance faced 'herd immunity' backlash, emails show [Wed, 23 Sep 2020 01:10:25 GMT]
Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance were alarmed by questions over the controversial concept, emails show.
Nasa outlines plan for first woman on Moon by 2024 [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:15:06 GMT]
The US space agency (Nasa) formally outlines its $28bn plan to return astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation' [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:41:33 GMT]
One in five species of maple is threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.
Green plans diluted as government protects farmers [Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:12:44 GMT]
A "green" fund to protect wildlife on England’s farms may be under threat, BBC News has learned.
Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:06:01 GMT]
Only in 2012 have satellites seen the summer floes in the polar north more withdrawn than in 2020.
Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, poll suggests [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 04:07:33 GMT]
Concern about climate change is growing, but there are big differences about the need for rapid action.
Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:39:49 GMT]
The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.
Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:19:22 GMT]
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria [Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:50:50 GMT]
Toxins made by algae in water holes caused 330 elephant deaths in Botswana earlier this year.

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