The world came one step closer to the holy grail of enslavement by machines today, with the announcement that we can now produce electricity from human blood. I for one welcome this new age of robot domination, and beg that my life be spared so I can become a snivelling, toadying cybernetic Uncle Tom.
RepectCopyrights.org is a site put together by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) to combat piracy of movies on the Internet. Now, I respect people’s rights to attach whatever non-human-rights-infringing conditions they like on stuff they produce, but I’m just astonished by the out-and-out fear-mongering and bald-faced lies that pervade this site’s content. I… Continue reading Respect Copyrights owned by our Entertainment Overlords!
Hot on the heels of my MiniRant(tm) about the Internet and empowering Joe User, I have just discovered Flash Mobs. The very embodiment of spontaneous and overwhelming group action powered by the ‘net, these things sound like a lot of fun. The idea is that someone suggests a crazy thing for a crowd to do… Continue reading Flash Mobs
If you think Linux geeks make too much of a big deal over what operating system people use, this article might change your mind. It manages to weave together cross-media ownership, spectrum licensing, Linux and the Internet in a way that is not just cohesive, but frightening. The author doesn’t say much that is new… Continue reading Conservatism, Linux and the ‘Net
I’m a nerd. No, I’m not sure you understand. I’m a truly massive nerd. This is why when I read that IBM has written some office applications (i.e. Word Processor, Spreadsheet etc) using only cross-platform DHTML, I fell off my chair crying with laughter. Check it out: The future, as seen from 1996. Try that… Continue reading Insanity, thy name is IBM
In a recent post, Matt‘s blog wisely pointed us to the Bulwer-Lytton Awards, granted to the most “impressive” openings to imaginary novels. I loved this one: Colin grabbed the switchgear and slammed the spritely Vauxhall Vixen into a lower gear as he screamed through the roundabout heading toward the familiar pink rowhouse in Puking-On-The-Wold, his… Continue reading It was a dark and stormy night…
Let’s face it, if you were to pick the field of science that could wipe out humanity in the coolest way, it has to be robotics. Some guys at the University of Reading wanted to build a robot that measures people’s reactions to itself. Well, clearly this baby is optimised for generating fear: The robot… Continue reading Study finds humans afraid of glowing cadaverous heads
I was amazed to see that left-wing protest girls have finally acknowledged that they are likely to have more pubic-hair than their less politically-active, more sexually-oppressed sisters. I’m not sure I’d trust her bush either. Anything could be hiding in there. Speaking of labelling, oppressing, and demeaning women and judging them by unrealistic standards, check… Continue reading Anti-war protestor shocks world by realistically depicting own genitals
Alright – second blog posting! It’s only taken a week… but so much has happened! However, I’ve censored it! Go me!
Alas, the server on which my blog was hosted died a horrible death (well, not that horrible really, the network it was on became inaccessible, and then the owner took the opportunity to upgrade it – not that you care), so welcome to the all-new, clean and shiny blog with none of that nasty “precious… Continue reading *sigh* here we go again…