Tag: Technology

First They Came For The Wankers

The government’s first big attempt at web censorship is an attempt to ban pornography from the internet ‘for the kids’. To be precise: Under the scheme to protect children from extreme images, hardcore sites would be automatically banned from ALL…

Cybersilliness and Poli-troughers

Think about this a moment: The history of cybernetic thinking that arose with information technologies … was generalized as a metaphor or model of all systems both natural and mechanical. The problem was that the metaphor was deeply believed by…

The Panopticon and the Wheelie Bin

The idea of spying on what we put out in our rubbish bins has been around for a while, but has taken a new turn as the younger generation are softened up for a Benthanite nightmare via invidious inveigling using some very…

Playing games

ZOMBIES!! Over there! Quick, kill ’em, kill ’em. We’re allowed now, or at least we will be soon. I wasn’t planning to blog much over the next day or two but I’m going to make the time because of a…

Thinking of Renewing Your Insurance?

I’ve commented on this story over at my place, but thought I’d mention it here as well. ‘Pay how you drive’ is the new type of car insurance that companies are targeting at young drivers. They test how safely you…

You’re Never Alone With An E-Cig!

Oh, one for Leg-Iron, I think! Smoking with friends in a huddle outside bars or with colleagues on a break from work has always been sociable. But a new electronic cigarette has been made for the social networking generation with…

Blogger’s self-inflicted woes

I find it quite amusing that blog reading has just about stopped since that mighty engine of the internet and shining example of the power of cloud computing – Blogger, has been titsup.com for approaching 48hrs now. Yet tiny garage shoestring operations…

A penny saved is a penny earned

You could be forgiven for thinking that the federal government here in Australia have taken that old maxim to heart for our latest budget. Purse strings are to be tightened, cuts are to be made, benefits frozen all in order…

Twitter, Twatter

A quick admin post. As requested, we’ve set up a Twitter account for Orphans –  username orphansliberty. James and I are not twitterers, so if any contributors want to go onto it to promote their articles, then get in touch…

Comments

Just a quick admin note for you all. For some strange reason, WordPress is still swallowing comments. James and I will rescue them if they go into the SPAM queue. If they don't get that far, then we have no…