Tag: news

March 25, 2013

In the news today is the “bicycle crash” interview between Boris Johnson and the BBC’s Eddie Mair. Mair’s interview concluded: “Aren’t you in fact – making up quotes, lying to your party leader, wanting to be part of someone being physically assaulted – you’re a…

Read the PostBoris Johnson – the knives are out

December 21, 2012

So according to the NRA, the problem is that there should be more guns in schools, not less. NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools (Guardian)

Read the PostIdiocy

November 2, 2012

As I predicted, the UK courts took a dim view of Apple’s mandated statement. Although not held in contempt, they were told to go back and try again. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20165664 The really amusing bit was where council for Apple argued “technical reasons” why it would take…

Read the PostApple in court again

October 27, 2012

When Apple lost their UK court case against Samsung, the judge mandated that they should have to host a statement on their website to “correct the damaging impression” given by Apple that Samsung had copied their tablet. Apple have now done this – their UK…

Read the PostAre Apple in contempt of UK court?

August 28, 2012

I’ve had an addiction, for several years, that I have finally decided to kick. My friends have previously told me that it is no good for me; that any enjoyment I might get from it is no compensation for the way it tries to warp…

Read the PostSomeone get this monkey off my back

November 1, 2011

Just browsing Google News at lunchtime let me to read these two articles in succession. http://news.sky.com/home/politics/article/16100911 ‘Suppressing social networks or mobile phones at times of unrest is “unacceptable”, the Foreign Secretary has told a global summit on cyber-crime.’ ‘Human rights such as privacy and freedom…

Read the PostTwo bits of news I read today

July 8, 2011

In the wake of the announcement today that the News of the World is to close this weekend, and amid rumours that once the dust dies down, the Murdoch empire will launch the Sun on Sunday as a replacement; it now emerges that an unknown…

Read the PostQuick off the mark

May 3, 2011
February 13, 2011

The King’s Speech did very well at the BAFTAs, winning 7 awards, including best film, best screenplay, best actor and best supporting actress. However, best director went to David Fincher, for The Social Network, and I think it is almost certain that he will also…

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February 13, 2011

Misbah Rana has been back in the news again this week, because she is back in Britain, staying with her sister and brothers. It’s a story I followed 4 years ago, and I am not particularly interested in the rehash of it all – there…

Read the PostDisrespect

February 6, 2011

This was apparently in the papers in December, but I missed it. However, old news can still be amusing: “The CIA has launched a taskforce to assess the impact of 250,000 leaked US diplomatic cables. Its name? WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF for short.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/22/cia-wikileaks-taskforce-wtf

Read the PostWikileaks Task Force: WTF

January 29, 2011

A remark on the News Quiz today regarding the proposed selling off of publicly owned Forestry Commision woodlands intrigued me. The comment was made by show host Sandy Toksvig: “…the first tranche of the forests, if they sell them off, is going to raise a…

Read the PostSeeing The Wood For The Trees