Month: September 2014

  • Stop The War

    Stop UK military intervention in Iraq and Syria If you live in the UK, use this handy tool from Stop The War to lobby your MP against yet another war in the Middle East.

  • Switching From iOS To Android, Audi To Nissan ~ I Pulled A Garfinkel

    A couple of years ago, I px-ed my Volvo S40 for an Audi TT. Initially, I’d been looking at family saloons but then I realised my brain was stuck in the mode of thinking I was still part of a couple, maybe we’d be having kids sometime. It was only a couple of years since…

  • Fuck The Police

    Doubts cast on witness’s account of black man killed by police in Walmart theguardian.com Alleged to have threatened customers, John Crawford, 22, was talking on his phone while holding an unloaded BB gun Read the whole story. Heartbreaking. Basically, if you are a black American, the police do not see you as a human being. You…

  • GoTenna Networking

    A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities — even though that wasn’t its creators’ intention. (Source: cnet.com) I can’t help but feel that de-centralised, ad hoc networking like this is one possible alternate future. Including, of course, the internet of things, everything alive,…

  • Homeland

    Currently bingewatching ‘Homeland’ and it’s… CIA – “NO, CARRIE! YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED! YOU’RE OFF THE MISSION!” *Carrie sprints after target wearing ‘I AM CIA’ t-shirt, overhears amazing intel* CIA – “DAMMIT, CARRIE, YOU’RE UNORTHODOX BUT YOU GET RESULTS. BUT, NO, YOU’RE OFF THE MISSION! DO NOT, WE REPEAT, DO NOT ENGAGE TARGET!” *Carrie pops…