Saturday, December 20, 2014

Who's really running things?

Yeah yeah , you can theorise all you like about conspiracy by the rich and powerful to control America and the world by extension . . . . . . . but here is a well written article about it, with supporting docs. Yep, it's as bad as you thought.  Special thanks to - plenty of meaty stuff there .
Merry Xmas, Rubes!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Not my Bleedin' Network

I have been a fibreoptic broadband user for many years.  We have now received a box on the wall for the NBN and a letter from our service provider that suggests we migrate to the National Broadband Network.  Since I am the main user of such in out household I thought I would check it out.

First, I ran a test on my existing connection:
for which we pay about $67/ month including landline. Note that this was during the day too: in the late evening I would bet that this is even faster.

Then I checked out the offer for the new NBN service:
12 MB/sec  for $70/month.

I think we will be hanging onto our current service for as long as possible . . . . . . .

Friday, December 12, 2014

Weasel Stomping Day

I can't resist it:

Why I think this is so good: It really get at all that is stupid about human society.
"It's tradition, that makes it okay" is a line from the lyrics, and that is THE point:
In my view, most of us are floating along half asleep, blindly following what everyone else is doing even though it is clear that many of these things are stupid or even damaging . . . and now we are in the situation where our leaders seem oblivious to the real threats facing us (and I don't mean terrorists either)  . . .but don't bother reading any further, sit back, watch teevee, drink another beer and have some more junk food . . . . . .

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The News . . . .

Since I'm here, I might as well put in a few words in support of the sites I regularly look at . . . . .


The Daily Beast


Boing Boing

I'm sure you can find something to entertain you here, and preferrably something that will make you THINK.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Visual Aggregate No.1

Yes, this is a real product.

Frivolous stuff

 . . . . . And now for something completely different.

 . . . or is it? I don't like all of MC 900 Foot Jesus' songs but that one is right on target.

Enforced holidays are over again, I'm back to work on monday.

Smoke and mirrors

Lately I have had some free time to surf the net and there sure is a lot of crap out there not worth mentioning . . . . . but there are a few good bits. Here is a vid I found that pretty much sums up the whole mess that's going down. Of course, it's from an american point of view but even taking that into account there is some interesting stuff here. Be warned, it is long and pretty low res, and the second half is pretty much all the extra bits of interviews that didn't make it into the original cut - but they are worth listening to too. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Need I say more?
I am very happy to see that he is still creating mind-bending animations like this one:

I just looove his warped work. Subscribe to his YouTube channel or look at his homepage where there are some vids that are not on YT as well, including anims he has done for music vids.

A specia lHi to those good folks who asked to freind me on G+ and an apology for my tardiness: Yes, I have not posted much lately. Things have taken a slight downturn . . .but I'll be back on top soon enough!