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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...


Emotion-detecting tech should be restricted by law - AI Now [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:15:48 GMT]
A US-based AI institute says that the science behind the technology rests on "shaky foundations".
Man killed by Lexus car being remotely started [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 15:13:17 GMT]
Michael Kosanovich was standing between two cars when one was accidentally started with a remote.
Santa hacker speaks to girl via smart camera [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:02:25 GMT]
Video shows a hacker talking to a young girl in her bedroom via her family's Ring camera.
Minecraft diamond challenge leaves AI creators stumped [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:24:50 GMT]
Humans usually take minutes to learn how to find diamonds in the game, but AI agents struggled.
YouTube bans 'malicious insults and veiled threats' [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:01:11 GMT]
Videos containing insults based on race and sexual orientation will be removed, YouTube says.
Internet provider faces big GDPR fine for lax call centre checks [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:05:28 GMT]
Internet company is accused of only asking for a name and date of birth before sharing personal data.
BBC iPlayer stops working on some Samsung TVs [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:02:14 GMT]
Eleven models are not expected to get a fix until after the Christmas holiday season.
Most googled questions of 2019 revealed [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:12:13 GMT]
Do you know how to eat a pineapple, who Caitlyn Jenner is or what is Area 51 is?
General election 2019: Ads are 'indecent, dishonest and untruthful' [Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:12:28 GMT]
Campaigners say fact checks of political ads must become legally required after a "fake news" election.
'World's first' fully-electric commercial flight takes off [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:51:54 GMT]
A fully electric seaplane flight has been hailed by operators as the start of a third "aviation era".


Climate change: Stalemate at UN talks as splits re-appear [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 23:58:45 GMT]
Talks in Madrid enter their final day with serious divisions between large emitting countries and small island states
Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction [Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:01:20 GMT]
A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.
Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:18:16 GMT]
Denman Glacier reaches down to more than 3,500m below sea level. Only ocean trenches go deeper.
DNA may hold clues to extinct animal lifespan [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:33:36 GMT]
Scientists calculate the lifespans of long-lost species, including ancient human relatives.
Climate change: Anger as protesters barred from UN talks [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 06:48:32 GMT]
Around 200 environmental campaigners are barred from climate talks after Greta Thunberg speaks.
Minecraft diamond challenge leaves AI creators stumped [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:24:50 GMT]
Humans usually take minutes to learn how to find diamonds in the game, but AI agents struggled.
Sulawesi art: Animal painting found in cave is 44,000 years old [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 06:20:40 GMT]
Experts say the art, found in an Indonesian cave, could be the world's oldest recorded story.
Climate change: Methane pulse detected from South Sudan wetlands [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:46:51 GMT]
Emissions from the region made a major contribution to global greenhouse gas levels in 2010-2016.
Hendrix in the clear over parakeet release [Thu, 12 Dec 2019 14:02:57 GMT]
Researchers say the rock star did not introduce the non-native species in Carnaby Street in the 60s.
Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86 [Wed, 11 Dec 2019 22:36:06 GMT]
Tributes are paid to the "larger-than-life" TV broadcaster, scientist and conservationist.