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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...


Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi [Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:02:29 GMT]
The engine maker is working on a flying vehicle which it says could take off by the early 2020s.
Facebook will not remove fake news - but will 'demote' it [Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:34:58 GMT]
It says fake news is not against its "community standards".
Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack [Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:22:49 GMT]
The dozen allegedly used spear phishing emails and malware and hacked voter data on a state website.
Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:47:44 GMT]
Some users, such as Katy Perry and Barak Obama, lost more than two million followers.
YouTube blackout in middle of England match [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:36:35 GMT]
Google's YouTube TV goes down at a crucial moment in England's World Cup semi-final.
India adopts 'world's strongest' net neutrality norms [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:20:14 GMT]
The new principles explicitly forbid telecom operators to differentiate between online content.
Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:17:21 GMT]
Auspex will be an ethical consultancy, its founder say, using similar data analysis techniques.
Stolen sensitive drone files sold on dark web [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:20:36 GMT]
Tank tactics and drone details were up for sale by hackers who got them from military networks.
Facebook ruling: German court grants parents rights to dead daughter's account [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:08:40 GMT]
In a key ruling, a German court says the parents have rights to the account under inheritance law.
NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines [Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:15:22 GMT]
The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.


Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport [Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:43:11 GMT]
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.
Nation's botanical treasures to go on display [Sun, 15 Jul 2018 00:58:21 GMT]
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.
Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship [Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:45:00 GMT]
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.
Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study [Sat, 14 Jul 2018 01:13:34 GMT]
Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.
Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:39:12 GMT]
Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.
Whale killing: Iceland accused of slaughtering rare whale [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:09:36 GMT]
Campaigners say that what appears to be a rare blue whale has been killed by Icelandic whalers.
Source of cosmic 'ghost' particle revealed [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:44:04 GMT]
Researchers believe a galactic "monster" is a source of cosmic neutrinos detected on Earth.
Brexit 'could damage UK environment' [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:39:27 GMT]
MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises
Survey: Half of young people want electric cars [Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:58:56 GMT]
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.
Killing rats could save coral reefs [Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:47 GMT]
Threatened reefs can be protected by eradicating destructive rats on tropical islands, scientists say.