Archive | March, 2012

Smoking Hot: The ill-effects of underage advertising

A young kid is playing with his sister. The brother mimics the barking of a dog and she puts a straw in her mouth, puffing out invisible smoke. No harm done here. They’re just playing around, enacting scenes of the great Walt Disney motion picture “101 Dalmatians”. Cruella is the villain of the story, with a […]

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The Pirate Bay vs MPAA: Low Orbit Server Stations

Those who are familiar with downloading illegal music, movies and software, are most likely familiar with Torrents. For those who are not, Torrents were developed around 2001 and became immensely popular around 2006 with the fall of popular file-sharing platforms like KaZaA and Limewire. Torrents are files that contain information which, in layman’s terms, tell your computer […]

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Animal Testing: Getting Primates on the No-Fly List

Members of PETA and Stop UBC Animal Research have spent eight months pressuring airlines worldwide, culminating in their members descending on the Animal Transportation Association meeting in Vancouver, Canada last Sunday. The campaign has been a tour de force of urgency focussed on the few remaining airlines of the world that still deliver primates internationally […]

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The Nobility in Slut Shaming

Next month is the first anniversary of Slutwalk.  A feminist protest march against free-speech, self-responsibility and healthy fraternization between the sexes.  It is going to be interesting to see how many sluts come along to this year’s planned slutwalks and how many of them will, like myself, having reflected on the matter for a few […]

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Australia – Enemy of the Internet

  Did you realise, that Australia is under surveillance for violating online freedoms, as an ‘enemy of the internet’? Me neither. Apparently, Australia has been put on a watch list of under surveillance because of the censorship scheme. Other countries joining us include Russia, Egypt, South Korea, and Sri Lanka. Australia has been pencilled onto […]

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