Maeve, the made-of-awesome daughter of sometime guest Hoyden baroquestar, brings us this week’s caption contest.
Month: January 2008
Special snowflake watch
A physicist commenting on a post about how a newspaper report of a social sciences paper (speculating on why the rate of rape by Israeli soldiers against Palestinian women is reportedly low) has whipped up somewhat of a rightwing frenzy… Read More ›
Academia: Internet-Triggered Death of Civil Society Not Predicted
kwoff_id = 9106; In this week of heightened Internet! Moral! Panic!, it’s worth a peek at whether the internet really is the creeping civil cancer that some believe it to be. The JCMC (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication) is available in… Read More ›
“Civil liberties advocates = paedophiles”: Internet culture wars from the ALP.
kwoff_id = 9092; The ABC reports on Conroy’s internet filtering bluster. He uses exactly the same discourse strategy as used by half-wit anti civil liberties debaters everywhere: “Well if you don’t like it, YOU must be a pedo then! Eh?… Read More ›
New Year’s Linkfest ’08 v.1.0: words and pictures, pictures and words
” “‘Fatal’ gas pumped into Qantas jet “ Qantas has been pumping nitrogen from a nitrogen cart (typically used to refill aircraft tyres) into emergency oxygen tanks (used for crew in an emergency). Nitrogen and oxygen tanks have different fittings… Read More ›