Category Archives: Musings

Apple/FBI Shenanigans Probably Just Theatre

With the news that the FBI has allegedly managed to ‘crack’ the iPhone allegedly used by the perpetrators of the San Bernardino shootings without the assistance of Apple, I can’t help but wonder what has really been going on. iPhone Used By San Bernardino Shooter Cracked By FBI Did they really need Apple’s help getting […]

National Nine News – Indian Edition?

While on a brief break from work, I’ve been re-acquainted with just how bad daytime television can be. Just now I was flicking channels, and caught literally the last few seconds of Punjabi News on SBS2. Have a listen: Music sound familiar? Should do – take a listen to the Nine Network Australia’s ident from […]

Sunday Nerding: Stories That Stopped The World

Nerding has been away for a few weeks, but returns today with an ITV special on how television news handles breaking news stories. Being presented by ITV, this documentary has a British flavour, but as a news nerd, I find this fascinating. These are the “where were you when?” moments in life – and I […]

Remember When The Turnbull Staffer Said This?

The sacking of SBS reporter Scott McIntyre after a series of controversial tweets with respect to ANZAC Day has certainly stirred up a whirlpool of reaction, and fired up the free-speech debate in Australia. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull got involved, making sure that McIntyre’s tweets were seen by his boss, SBS managing director Michael Ebeid. […]

Propaganda Targeted With Propaganda?

Today has seen another episode of “completely missing the point” released by the Australian Government. Government Targets Online Terror Propaganda “Terrorist propaganda posted on social media and the internet will be monitored and analysed under an $18 million plan announced by the Abbott government.” How will they target the propaganda? “The government will also produce […]

You Don’t Know What Non-Fiction Means

Just spotted this in the local Target store while wandering around on my lunch break. Non-fiction? Yeah, I don’t think you know what that means!

Seriously eBay – Not Cool!

I discovered this email from eBay in my inbox this morning, and immediately thought “holy shit!” Click the image for a larger view: The email is about selling up unwanted gifts on eBay, which some people may be inclined to do at this time of year. My nanna passed away 31 years ago, so while […]

No No No – This Is Not News!

There is no doubt that the various social media platforms that many of us use and enjoy on a daily basis have created an avenue for people from all walks of life to have their voices heard. For many, those voices are drowned out in a blurry haze of tweets, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts, […]

A Pointless Warranty

Wandering through the local K-Mart the other day, while wasting a little time, I came across this dummy security camera in the electronics section. Dummy security cameras are cheap – (this one was $12.00) – imitation security cameras you use as a deterrent against criminal activity – the more realistic the dummy camera is, the […]

Google Pi?

Anyone else notice the version number on the version of the iOS Gmail app released over the last couple of days? Mine updated this morning, and I had a nerdy giggle. Well played!