Archive | March, 2013

Would YOU Kill An Orangutan? Say NO to Palm Oil.

[Note: images in this article are disturbing]   Are you guilty? I’m definitely an animal lover, but not an extreme animal activist: I am not vegan, nor vegetarian (aside from a brief dalliance as a child after watching ‘Babe’, proudly, for around a year and a half)  as I love meat too much (and yes, I confess […]

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Aww, those poor rapists, CNN.

Victim Blaming: Convicted rapist? Don’t worry, CNN will show you sympathy.

Some of you may have been following this story, but either way, it’s interesting that CNN have chosen to focus their coverage on “the promising lives of two “star” football player boys”  whose lives have been utterly ruined by a shocking verdict, instead of reporting on the relief or justice applied to the victim at the […]

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RIAA sues woman for 222,000 and wins | Source: Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Riaa-attack-4.jpg

‘Joan of Arc’ of Filesharing loses appeal, must pay RIAA $222K for sharing 24 songs

Jammie Thomas-Rasset is known as “The Joan Of Arc of Filesharing“, having waged a long seven year war against the RIAA (the Recording Industry Association of America, the litigation body under which all the major record labels have bought expensive memberships for representation over the past decade). Unfortunately, this Joan of Arc title appears to […]

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Windows 8 Launch. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Defending Microsoft: Europe’s blatant favouritism of Google, Apple

The European Union this month has shown blatant hypocrisy and favouritism as they bring down a US $730 million dollar fine on Microsoft for…. wait for it…. daring to include Internet Explorer with their operating system, Windows 8. Specifically, that Microsoft failed to include a “browser ballot” screen in Windows 8 that lets users choose […]

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Is climate change scientific or political?

I’m confused. I’ve had a few lengthy discussions with an ex-staffer of the Australian Labor Party about Climate Change (which had been conveniently rebranded after Global Warming did not stack up in the face of increasing snowstorms). He was presenting the abatement strategies of the major political parties… When I instead presented him with material […]

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