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Rewind: 2016

2016 is one of those years that shouldn’t have been. It’s a leap year we could rather have skipped over entirely. The world changed for the worse. Quite frankly, 2016 can fuck right off and die. A few glimmers of hope aside, it was wrought with death, shocks, disappointments and technical failures. Even circumstances at work are getting progressively intolerable. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2015

What an eventful year. Marred by the wilful decimation of fellow human beings, this year has once again shown how adept the human race is at causing its own demise. We love harming one another. France was a particularly popular place for getting executed by people of Arab origin who take their religious beliefs way too seriously. Continue reading

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Being Human

Today I learnt a very valuable lesson about humanity. We need not fear machines. We need to fear those who steer them because those who control the machines pursue not death and mayhem but, rather, take aim at commercial targets. And what’s more human than greed? Empathy. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2013

What a strange year it’s been. Much happened. Nelson Mandela passed away in December at the age of 95. David Cameron and Barack Obama used the opportunity to pose for a selfie with the Danish Prime Minister. The revelations elevated Mr. Snowden to the status of a hero in the eyes of most… Continue reading

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Takedown: Three strikes

Anyone who runs a blog stands to fall foul of some form of “censorship”. Anyone who operates a website that covers recent history may easily tread on the toes of the living whose names may be mentioned in old documents. This has now happened three times. Continue reading

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Rewind: 2012

If you’re reading this, you might have noticed that the world didn’t end on 21-12-2012 as supposedly forecast by the Mayans. Our little blue marble continues to spin and orbit around the sun. All the hype was for nothing, as was the fearmongering about the possible black hole caused by firing up the Large Hadron Collider. Continue reading

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Stretching the tape collection

Naturally, the question that’s always asked is, “what are you going to do with all those tapes? What do you want them for?” Valid indeed, and usually met by the default answer of “Some kind of museum.” Continue reading

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When Microsoft attempts racial profiling

Last week the web was all aflutter about Microsoft’s poor photoshopping skills. Clearly, a lot of black males were outraged and a many a white male may have felt patronised but were it not for the benign demographic republic of geekdom that ultimately was insulted, this minor tempest in a tea cup could easily have become a global shitstorm in a Polish pisspot. Continue reading

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