Tag: Technology

Moving Those Goalposts….

Children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations, research suggests. Eh? Are companies breaching the regulations, then? Newcastle University academics said 6.1% of adverts seen by children were about junk food before the…

Chasing The Troll

The BBC wets its knickers about trolling on the Internet. A snippet of video from Panorama, dramatically titled “Panorama Confronts an Internet Troll” (oooer!) gives us an insight. Apparently someone called Cher (not the Cher) has been subjected to online bullying…

For Those of You on Blogger

I have always eschewed Blogger. It really didn’t appeal to me. Not least, being something of a control freak, I wanted absolute control over my content, the look of the site and various add-ons and plug-ins. And, should there be…

An Era Of ‘Digital Medicines’..?

An edible microchip that records the precise details of a patient’s pill regime will be available in Britain by the end of year following a commercial deal that opens the door to an era of digital medicines. A useful application…

File-sharing now an official religion

An African correspondent, Rowan Hutchinson, sends this touching tale of the new church in Sweden: From TorrentFreak by Ernesto All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and the situation in Sweden is no…

Technology for Control Freaks

Stalin wanted this but the technology just wasn’t there. His UK disciples have picked up the baton and are well down the path with it. This is just one of the reasons our government is making the installation of SMART…

Trolling

Aunty has an article about trolling up. it seems that the MSM doesn’t really understand the practice –  or, indeed how to deal effectively with it. Trolling is a phenomenon that has swept across websites in recent years. Online forums,…

Who said that? Oh. Well, OK, then.

The Telegraph’s Alexis Dormany is suspicious of people like your humble servant who are anonymous on the web, behind noms de plume. Very… unsettling. He is torn between castigating megacorps for wanting to know everything about their customers and damning the…

Taking it from behind

A alternative history of the Earth in reverse chronological order, but lacking the wholesome triumphs of socialism and political correctness. 1945 – present day. Imperial Japan surrenders to Allied forces in the far East, the Third Reich lies in ruins…

It’s Your Own Fault, You Know…

Police warned people to be wary of using expensive phones in public following a spate of street robberies. Officers are receiving reports of at least one mugging a day in Southend, Rochford, and Castle Point and have stepped up patrols.…