Recent Posts - page 393

  • Otterday! And Open Thread

    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 great book? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

  • Go look at the moon.

    Full moon and perigee are coinciding this month – go check out the biggest, brightest moon since 1993. Last time this happened, we went down to the beach and proved that we really could read newsprint by moonlight with sunglasses… Read More ›

  • Mailbag: Junk mail and Code breaches

    I was poking through my junk mail, which has multiplied with the advent of the Season of Consumerism. And I thought I’d share some tidbits. Dick Smith: anyone for “massage”? I’m guessing this is even legal in Texas! “Rechargable Hydra… Read More ›

  • The Queensland Police say I’d be a crim…

    …. if I so much as watched the baby-swinging video. (Please don’t post any direct links to the material here.) In a statement, Queensland Police said the term “child-abuse material” even extended to clips in which a child “appears” to… Read More ›

  • How utterly bizarre

    The Guidelines page has just disappeared. I edited it only last week, perhaps I did something weird, but it’s not there any more. It will be back sometime soon, but in the meantime apologies to anyone who was looking for… Read More ›

  • Thursday Cheezburger

    Runnerup: “Do I look like the blue bird of happiness?” Post your favourite cheez-o’-t’-week here. [Use a link to the full page or the embed code, not just the image, and wait for admin image magic.]

  • Quick hit: New Centrelink “equality” to hit older lesbians the worst

    SMH: “Gay couples to face new era of financial discrimination” Adele Horin December 6, 2008 A major achievement of the Rudd Labor Government is the recent passage of historic legislation to remove discrimination against gay and lesbian couples from dozens… Read More ›

  • The impossible beauty of Jessica Alba

    Author: fuckpoliteness, who lives in Sydney and wants the world to make more sense So I saw Jessica Alba’s Campari Calender shots. And wow. They are gorgeous photos and she looks stunning. The next day I saw a similar shot… Read More ›

  • What the fuck, ABC?

    Next up in my “What the fuck” series is ABC’s “AM” programme. Today’s show was titled “Caesarean rates surge“. [emphases are mine] Tony Eastley’s introduction: The number of pregnant women requesting caesareans for psychological or social reasons has increased by… Read More ›

  • Telstra not playing with Conroy’s Web filter

    I’m sick of everybody calling it an internet filter when it’s only a Web filter for a start, so my own little blow for public understanding that the Web is not all of the internet starts here. A filter that… Read More ›