The wrong 1980s Liverpool injustice

Scepticisle disagrees with my comments on the case of the (appallingly tasteless, Hitler-trivialising) Sun anti-Scargill front page from the miners' strike which was blocked by the print unions. My take was that either content should be illegal to publish, or people who want to publish (and are willing to set up presses to publish on … Continue reading The wrong 1980s Liverpool injustice

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-29

Hate to say it but I'm with Murdoch on this - http://bit.ly/83dEuz - printworkers shouldn't have a veto over editorial content, however vile # ULTIMATE EVIL FTW -> RT @krishgm we report Microsoft is talking to Murdoch about paying for exclusive content access to take on Google # Very much enjoying the Jordan Wimmer / … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-29

Airline security is the last refuge of the scoundrel

I love aviation. Genuinely, I really enjoy flying in a plane... well, the first eight hours, after that I get a bit bored. If Boeing and Rolls-Royce hadn't made the 747-400, then I'd be happier (BA's flagship flight in 1984 was London-Bombay-Madras-Singapore-Perth-Sydney. That strikes me as far more fun than London-Singapore-Sydney, especially if you stop … Continue reading Airline security is the last refuge of the scoundrel

Collation of thoughts

I've got a new post up on LC. I don't post enough on LC; I should post more on LC. See also: posts here. I've had some positive comments on the LC post from people I respect, both over there and on Twitter. Given that unlike my usual LC work, this wasn't a 'using hard … Continue reading Collation of thoughts

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-22

Slightly late to #PaulClarke - as far as I can see, everyone did their job except the jury, who are scum and need crucified. # That's not quite fair - clearly whoever pressed charges is an arse, but this is exactly the kind of case that juries are for. # Oh no: Ewar Woowar is … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-11-22

15% of people inexplicably weird

Rather depressingly: Fifty-six per cent of the public agree that “the greatest victims of discrimination in Britain these days are often ordinary white men” Now, this is obviously false, and anyone who believes it is either deluded, moronic or both. If you're a selfish white male, however, it's at least rational to express the belief … Continue reading 15% of people inexplicably weird