@kypros1992 "In the following clip from CTC 7 News, Canberra of 20 September 1974, journalist Jenny Hill interviews a woman about the cessation of radio and TV licences. The interviewee is outraged at the unfairness in the decision: those who have paid their annual licences were not getting reimbursed, yet those who had not paid or had been issued a summons for non-payment were receiving absolution. She concludes angrily that ‘it just doesn’t pay to be honest’."
A NATION OF COPS
Jason Wilson on Australian wowserism, our thirst for authoritarianism, and our need to rediscover revolutionary sentiment http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/09/australia-needs-to-challenge-authority-if-were-going-to-confront-water-fire-and-climate-crises
There was something nice about 'shove big chunky floppy into drive, type DIR', though. A comforting sense of physicality and location. You knew where your data was and it was an artifact in front of you, in a disk box on your desk.
I suppose a USB key is similar, but Mobile/Cloud isn't. Lots of invisible silos with all your data scattered to the winds.
Extremely important photograph
my sister-in-law wanted to make a toy for her 2 year old nephew who likes turning on and off light switches so I helped her learn to solder and we put together this box with 5 different switches and a bunch of different LEDs mounted on it.
the switches all interact in different ways, and some of the LEDs are RGB so you can play with it for several minutes before you figure out how everything works together.
I think the kid is going to love it.
It’s pretty SPOOKY that since 2007 not only were the major institutions responsible for international banking and financial regulation not held to account, but the potential for another global crisis of lending has increased, with the potential for a crushing recession and general economic collapse
[children run away from my house crying]
In NSW we now have digital driver's licences.
Probably don't use it because all cops are bastards: http://www.matthewhatton.id.au/blog/2019/10/i-wont-be-using-the-digital-drivers-licence-nor-should-you/
Q. Did the C-17 become 'Spirit of Strom Thurmond' as a congressional suckup on the part of the USAF, or does any plane Dick Cheney gets into become automatically SoST in the way any plane the President flies in is AF1? We will never know I think
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