To Newspaper Moguls: You Blew It The Newspaper Association of America is meeting in San Diego this week and they’re preaching up at their own choir loft with angry, self-righteous fire and brimstone about their plight. They need to hear a new message, a blunt message from the outside. Here’s the speech I think they…… Continue reading Links for April 10th
Iron Maiden speak out over riot Heavy metal group Iron Maiden’s tour manager has criticised the people who were arrested for trying to gatecrash a concert in Bogota. Colombian police arrested more than 100 people after stones were thrown hours before the group were due to perform. In a statement posted on the band’s website,…… Continue reading Links for March 12th
Techcrunch are full of shit – On Friday night a technology blog called Techcrunch posted a vicious and completely false rumour about us: that Last.fm handed data to the RIAA so they could track who’s been listening to the “leaked” U2 album. I denied it vehemently on the Techcrunch article, as did several other Last.fm…… Continue reading Bookmarks for February 19th through February 23rd
Novelist Pratchett becomes a Sir – Author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to literature. Sir Terry, 60, was named in the New Year Honours list. Wonder twins telescope sees star’s dying gasps – 500 light years away, the star T Leporis is dying. It used to be…… Continue reading Links for February 18th
Cancer is a horrible, horrible disease but it seems that one recent cancer-related news story has driven a considerable amount of extra traffic here. It was announced on Tuesday that Jade Goody has cervical cancer. This is a sad state of affairs even if I do think that Jade makes a pretty worthless “celebrity”. It’s…… Continue reading Cancer – good for your stats
You know, sometimes I really should stop reading the internet. The world sometimes seems to be chock full of dickheads – take for example Sheriff Pat Hedges of San Luis Obispo County. This idiot has taken it upon himself to arrest a pharmacist for dispensing medical marijuana to a 17 year-old kid recovering from cancer.…… Continue reading Give me strength!
If you believe everything (or even anything) you read in the papers then you’ve probably come to the conclusion that the economy is in a whole world of fecal matter. Insane oil prices have driven up costs for just about every business, house prices are diving and millions upon millions of people are being crushed…… Continue reading Reasons to be cheerful
There have been a few news articles recently covering the problems that some photographers are having while using their cameras in public places. It seems that there are a growing number of incidents where the police, or other figures of “authority”, are mistakenly apprehending photographers because they think that they are operating illegally. The BBC…… Continue reading Taking photos in public is not illegal