OK this is going to be just a spontaneous rant, but I just read a article on the BBC entitled “How fake news plagued 2017“. The piece then goes on to highlight a series of major ‘fake news’ stories that occurred this year.
And where does this article take all these supposed ‘fake news’ examples from? Fucking Twatter and Fecesbook! Facebook and Twitter are not news sources, so it’s not fake news. Continue reading →
There’s a thing that people do with their Smartphones that really irritates me, and when I witness this ‘misuse’ occurring, I always have a good moan saying “why are you doing it like that?”. The usual reply is “Why, what’s wrong?”. And that got me thinking; why do I think what they’re doing is wrong?
You’ll notice I’ve not revealed what it is that irritates me so much, that’s because I’m hoping you’ll guess as I write … Continue reading →
Why are the views of Mark Zuckerburg shared by the world’s media? Why should we care about the opinions of a man who created a ‘Hot or Not’ computer program?
Why is it we all know the name ‘Donald Trump’?
Because through the dogma of Capitalism, we erroneously equate peoples monetary wealth with their importance.
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Maybe I’ve come late to this, because I don’t often watch commercial TV, and when I do I’ll record it, in order to skip those irritating, mind-numbing ads. However, recently I was watching a recording (probably ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ or maybe ‘Loaded’, both in C4), and decided to do the traditional thing of making a drink whilst the ads played. Continue reading →
Well that’s what ‘so called’ Islamic State (IS) calls them! And some of them wear camouflage fatigue trousers, so they must be proper soldiers? Continue reading →
Artificial intelligence singularity, ‘singularity’ presumably borrowed from cosmology, is the inevitable point at which artificial intelligence (AI) becomes equivalent to, and then goes on to surpass, human intelligence (HI). Most scientists and technology experts seem to have little doubt that this will happen soon, most likely in the next 50 to 100 years or so. They’re wrong. Continue reading →
I have a fantastic idea
Obviously, in order to run a successful nation state, you need the right people in place to make the important decisions that affect all our lives. Of course most of the time this starts with some form of national government; democratically elected politicians we put in place to make decisions about law, health, education, foreign policy, tax rates, state spending, welfare, etc. Continue reading →
Does that make you selfish, or just not interested?
My interest in this question stems from something I heard during the UK general election last May 2015. I was watching one of the many political TV programmes on at the time, and they were interviewing the novelist Lionel Shriver. The discussion was around how people were likely to vote, and she mentioned the idea of the ‘shy Tory’. Continue reading →
It’s not often these days, to find a photograph that hits you straight between the eyes. The amazing photo above is by Dutch photographer Justine Tjallinks. Continue reading →