And they wonder why young people hate newspapers?

Found on Twitter today: Brave journalism by @theheraldsun This dangerous school girl is a threat to us all. pic.twitter.com/wcQcCiFAfZ — John Birmingham (@JohnBirmingham) May 23, 2014   There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I see this… but I will leave it with my headline. I mean, as a “news” outlet News ...

Nelson Mandela

From http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/10/1261556/-Nelson-Mandela-R-I-P Remembering Mandela’s words and deeds. There’s been a lot said about the passing of the great man this week of course, so I had to add something. The image about from DailyKos really highlights some of the great things he’s said, and some of the obvious reasons why he will always be remembered. What ...

Fascinating colour film footage from 1927…

A window into the past — London, 1927: “Time machines exist: we call them movies”. From Joe Hill, via Neil Gaiman. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

The paranoia of combatting terrorism

We see the surviving suspect of the Boston bombings about to be charged in the US, and this is good and proper and how it should be. But as has also been seen, this is not enough for some people. Some people scream “enemy combatant” and want everything changed, either because they are too authoritarian ...

I’ll admit it…

I spent most of today online on Twitter, following news from Boston. And if not Twitter then various news sites. Barely touched TV news, but I got a better handle of things. I was predisposed to do this of course — was looking for a day of doing little and spending nothing — so it ...

Veronica Mars — watch and rewatch

Also started watching season two of Veronica Mars again. With all the talk about the upcoming movie from the successful Kickstarter project (yes, I did contribute!) I thought it might be good to go back and watch the show. Starting with season 2, since I haven’t completely watched it, but it’s been so long since ...

Broadband and dead leaders

News today dominated by Margaret Thatcher’s death and the competing broadband plans in the news. Needless to say, I found the coalition plan to be underwhelming at best and a joke at worst, and of course was more disgusted by the general state of the mainstream news coverage of the announcement. It wasn’t really bias, ...

So it’s a Good Friday…

And I get to get up really late, listen to the radio, enjoy good weather with the boys, not have to worry about much, watch some footy on the NRL app, generally just have a good time, as a public holiday should be. Then there’s this whole “well if you really believed them you’d be ...

New things, returning things and ending things

Only a brief today since I’ve spent most of it driving to Sydney. But the biggest news today was I guess the new Pope, Francis, from Argentina, who I thought would be the first non-European Pope ever, but instead is actually the first in 1200 years. The things you learn… Most exciting news for me ...

Tonight’s Q&A on Education

Well… that was an experience I’m still winding down from. Because of my complete lack of bedroom TV reception I watched the News 24 web stream, and realised halfway through that it was about 2-minutes behind the Twitter feed! No matter… there wasn’t much too it really. Not particularly substantial, really. Christopher Pyne was as ...
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