Categories: Social commentary, International events

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02/05/07

Permalink 18:28:35, by admin Email , 173 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Social commentary, Technology

Censorship is dead. Long live the revolution

Since I live in a country that, thus far, doesn't honour the DMCA, I'm free to say "09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0" What's so significant about 16 pairs of hexadecimal digits? They're an encryption key for HD-DVD, and the MPAA are fra… more »

20/03/07

Permalink 11:23:43, by matt Email , 114 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Social commentary, University

Lazy people fuck me off!

I work on level three of a seven-storey building - basement through five. Now, I don't think it's unreasonable to take the lift when you're going up three or four floors. Most people would agree, I suspect. So I'm not against the use of lifts, per se. B… more »

31/10/06

Permalink 17:55:39, by admin Email , 38 words   English (NZ)
Categories: International events

Who needs commonsense when you've got the law?

This has to be the funniest thing I've read in months. Obviously there's something of a flaw in that electoral legislation that it takes a coin toss to decide who wins when one of the candidates is dead! more »

16/03/06

Permalink 18:25:37, by matt Email , 204 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Social commentary, Telecommunications, Internet

So, our population's too light for real broadband?

Well, based on population-density data and the OECD Broadband Rankings, I've established that we are being beaten by no fewer than three countries that have dramatically lower PD's than we do, and by another one that has the same PD as NZ. Those countri… more »

24/02/06

Permalink 23:44:53, by matt Email , 199 words   English (NZ)
Categories: Social commentary

Here come the conspiracy theorists

The census forms are only just going out and already people are alleging that it's just one big trap. One of usenet's resident loons says that they ought to be renamed to "Inland Rvenue entrapment forms", insisting that there's no way that Statistics Ne… more »

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Shocking as it may be, I think, and sometimes those thoughts are almost worthy of public contemplation. So, here are those some thoughts, with no guarantees as to their validity, worth, or utility to the cosmos. All thoughts are my own, representing only my thoughts, opinions and positions, unless explicitly otherwise stated. This blog is not an official or unofficial outlet for any company or government body, or for person other than myself.

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