Dongles, Dongles Everywhere… maybe?

A bad tech ramble. With every big shift in an Apple product, whether the iMac from 1998 removing the floppy disk drive, the 2008 MacBook Air only having 2 USB ports, or the removal a DVD Drive in the MacBook Pro in 2012 there is backlash. Why? Because people don’t like change, fundamentally speaking. All… Continue reading Dongles, Dongles Everywhere… maybe?

Victoria, Australia to start teaching ‘male privilege’ in schools

Victoria, Australia is planning to start a compulsory course in primary and secondary schools on ‘respectful relationships’. An honourable goal, and possibly necessary right now. However, it instantly falls over itself and is destined to fail. It does contain some excellent material, about laws, UN Resolutions, and laws of countries other than Australia, as well… Continue reading Victoria, Australia to start teaching ‘male privilege’ in schools

ECRI (EU) gently suggests restricting the press, UK gov’t responds accordingly

The European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance conducts a report every 5 years on the state of hate crime laws, the media, politicians, society with regards to racism and intolerance. The UK has had the “honour” of having its next report. Most of it is a fairly mundane overview of laws, stats, and such. The… Continue reading ECRI (EU) gently suggests restricting the press, UK gov’t responds accordingly

Scotland Yard launches Twitter Stasi

Earlier last month it was revealed that Scotland Yard is investing £1.7million into a ‘Twitter Squad’ after numerous threatening and abusive Tweets had been sent to a whole range of people including MPs, activists, and others. Now abuse, offensive jokes, and threats have been on the internet since the beginning. People behind a screen will… Continue reading Scotland Yard launches Twitter Stasi

Labour Party becomes tyrannical

The Labour Party NEC has been declared in its right to decide what arbitrary cut off date to impose on its members in the upcoming leadership election. They decided 12 January 2016. Anyone joining after that date does not have the right to vote in the upcoming leadership election, unless they spent £25 extra between… Continue reading Labour Party becomes tyrannical

Erdogan’s Unconstitutional Crackdown

Following the failed coup in Turkey President Erdogan banned academics from travelling abroad, revoked 21’000 teacher’s licenses, and almost 1600 deans have been ordered to resign. Erdogan’s justification for this is that US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen caused or at the very least influenced those involved in the coup. Erdogan has offered no evidence for Gulen’s… Continue reading Erdogan’s Unconstitutional Crackdown