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Daft Dinosaurs

By Anastasia , published on Feb 8, 2013

The Art of Donald McGill is one of George Orwell’s most brilliant and perceptive essays. It’s a dissertation on the naughty British seaside postcard – now I think a thing of the past -, on forms of ribald humour that most likely escape people who are not native to these islands. Towards the end he makes the following observation;

I never read the proclamations of generals before battle, the speeches of fuhrers and prime ministers, the solidarity songs of public schools and left-wing political parties, national anthems, temperance tracts, papal encyclicals and sermons against gambling... (more)

Tags: twitter, humour, censorship, morality, tyranny, dinosaurs, saudi arabia, dissent

The Base Alloy of Hypocrisy

By Anastasia , published on Aug 2, 2012

Twitter is for the birds. Some of the birds, as we surely all know, have bird brains. The small-minded, the stupid, the mean-spirited and the down right vicious have always been with us; it’s just that Twitter and other social media give their ugly outpourings added effect. But how far should this be allowed to affect the rest of us; how far should the poison spread by trolls be allowed to impact on free expression?

The question is wholly pertinent, I assure you, because the police in England are now arresting and prosecuting tweeters. Last week a seventeen-year-old was detained... (more)

Tags: twitter, law, social media, censorship

The Last Engine

By p.d.adams, published on Feb 24, 2012

It starts. There is a probability across the spectrum that smaller singularities exist under the history books beneath shiny office windows.

Myriads of biosensor bots of high solubility and low toxicity amass in arrays of eiganstates across the architecture. They disguise themselves as companions in a friendly competition.

The willingness is there to wait in silent urgency, and then to lead forward into the mist as distant church bells call across tall grass toward a foggy future.

The warning was against fame.

It puts stagnation aside and searches... (more)

Tags: religion, health, death, society, culture, future, science fiction, technology, censorship, computer, drug, medical, scifi, spectrum, biosensor, data, cooperation, algorithm, engine

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