Recent Posts - page 25

  • Cloaking device

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    I spoke to a guy in a long coffee queue to point out there was another, unused machine 3 feet away, and even bearing news of speedy caffeine, and wearing a bright red dress, I was apparently invisible.

    A woman at a tech event, unaccompanied by any men, is just too unlikely to be believed.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

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    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Debate vs Inquiry and “Reasonable Debate” as a silencing tactic

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    Debate is not inquiry. Argument is not skepticism. Fetishizing debate makes us less knowledgeable as a culture and even as a movement, not more.

    <okay, sure, we’ve been having these debates for decades now. But let’s dredge it up again. Let’s treat the basic bodily autonomy of people with uteruses** as a subject that’s up for discussion, a subject that reasonable people can disagree about. And let’s be calm and reasonable about it.

  • Media Circus: March in March edition

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    Thousands of people around Australia marched this past weekend to express their dissatisfaction and disgust with the Abbott government.

    What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

  • Femmostroppo Reader 17th March 2014

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    Those who follow me on Twitter may have already seen a fair few of these links. What have you found worth reading/hatereading lately?

  • Charity Signal Boost: Special Effect

    9 year old boy and his dad with gaming controller.

    Special Effect is a UK-based charity full of very clever people who develop work-arounds that allow people with a wide range of disabilities to play computer games.

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

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    Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • 25 years of the WWW

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    The Web was 25 years old this past Tuesday. What memories stir within you?

  • #AWW Book Review: Mateship with Birds

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    Mateship with Birds was reviewed for the 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge.

  • The Church Of Bob

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    There are the beginnings of a promising SFF fandom TOD developing over at Scalzi’s joint, for those who have spare popcorn lying around.

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