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- Every word is sacred; free speech, again.
- Yes, yes, yes! Why you should vote for Scottish Independence.
- 12 Angry Men; the importance of debate.
- Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone; Craighouse call-in.
- Asking the wrong questions; Brendan Eich, boycotts & freedom of speech.
- A question of principle; Edinburgh Napier University’s Principal, Dame Joan Stringer, issues press release on Craighouse.
- In Defens; voices resolute in opposition to new build at Craighouse.
- Promise me this; manifestos for the Edinburgh local Council elections 2012.
- Pistols at nightfall; Wikipedia blackout and shelving of SOPA.
- Watch yer language; David Cameron compares Ed Miliband to someone with Tourette’s.
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Author Archives: Peter
In recent days, it seems Rupert Murdoch @rupertmurdoch has decided to dip his toe into the waters of the Twitter high-seas. Now, while, to his credit he has started off better than most politicians, media hacks, corporations, et al, it … Continue reading
Seeing the light; Home Office to trial laser deterrent device for Police riot control; Photonic Security Systems – SMU100
In the aftermath of the August riots in London, it appears the Home Office is looking at alternative measures for riot control. As reported in the Telegraph, one of these options is a ranged weapon that uses a laser to … Continue reading
Ok, this is apparently old news, alas, I only noticed this was happening today and do not remember any debate or discussion on it at the time. It seems, BBC is serving up Google Adsense advertisements on its online content … Continue reading
Adding insult to injury; Boris’s transport cheif, Daniel Moylan, describes Ken Livingstone as “schizophrenic”.
Normally, I am fairly thick-skinned when it comes to people making comedic comments surrounding mental illness. For example, I will occasionally make jokes about my own problems – perhaps it’s the Scottish trait of self-deprecation, or merely another copying strategy. … Continue reading
Scaremongering is as easy as ABC; ABC News on customs radiation screening of Japanese imports, 23rd March
In the small hours of the morning here in the UK, BBC News occasionally screens what was recently aired on ABC News America. Their Chief Health and Medical Editor, Dr Richard Besser, has just interviewed a customs official at an … Continue reading
After reading a Tweet from endless_psych questioning the relation between exposure in Japan and that of living in Aberdeen, I decided to do some “back of a cigarette packet” calculations. Well, the fire at Fukushima Daiichi involving the spent fuel … Continue reading
Nominet, the registry that runs the .uk top level domain is seeking feedback on recent proposed changes relating to domain name suspension. The proposal boils down to allowing Nominet to suspend domain names at the behest of the Police: if … Continue reading
The Police force’s intimidation tactics; fitwatch.org.uk, forward intelligence teams and Millbank student protest.
It is barely a week after the student protest at Millbank in London. An event which the media tells us has polarised views on how to achieve effective protest; in reality, I suspect most people are unperturbed with a few … Continue reading
First post. Should really be more meaningful.