Since 2010

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This is a gut-wrenching 60 seconds.

That link is to Transport for NSW’s version of a for-TV commercial which was originally created a few years ago for New Zealand television.

The Kiwi version runs for about half-a-second longer than this version does, but I prefer NSW’s cut. I think it hits harder. Removing the last few frames reinforces the concept of immediately knowing the outcome of a mistake, without having to wait for physics to do it’s thing.

The character of a man

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

— Malcolm S. Forbes.

Outlawing maths

Tom Scott, on Why The Government Shouldn’t Break WhatsApp on YouTube.

At about the 10 minute mark:

Anyone who wanted secure communication for evil purposes would just use something else. Any of thousands of smaller services that the government hasn’t noticed yet, or that they couldn’t possibly have jurisdiction over. Or if even that is not an option then they can come up with a code themselves.