Hacked – Anonymous Operation Last Resort (Any Idea What This Means Exactly?) #OPLastResort

UPDATES at end of this blogpost. The US Government website has been hacked (and of course, this isn't the first time Anon has done this - I've used this Hungry Beast YouTube explanation of the hacking of the Australian Government website for Operation Titstorm from 2010) - and they have a transcript and this video featured: I'm lost as to exactly what it'll entail (anything featuring clips from the 1980s film War Games can't be good though...), and I've yet to see any … [Read more...]

Long Weekend Pending, A Discussion About Bloggers Asking For Help (While Waiting For Students To Arrive)

Oh dear holy hades. My papers are graded and on their way back to students. I have succeeded in my goal to have everything done. What has FTB got in store for me in my mailbox? Two bits of spam, one in response to the snappy video about the next StarCraft game that I posted, which starts with: AFTERLIFE SCIENTIFIC EVOLVEMENT: The following is VERY IMPORTANT if you are interested in being open minded about life after death. ... and then proceeds to go where no StarCraft game has never gone … [Read more...]

2013 Perth Festival Highlights (Tickets On Sale Now)

And, yes - that was Margaret Atwood in the Perth Writers Festival line-up and I'll be seeing her. Check out the whole event here at … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic

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Little Kitten – Californication : Tim Minchin

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Helping Fundraise For Fight Childhood Cancer (With Australian Chocolate And Skeptic Books On Ebay)

LOOK! Each helps the fundraiser for cancer patients as mentioned on a recent Token Skeptic podcast!   Item One - Be Skeptical Australian Chocolates Basket Australia is known for weird animals and weirder legends, but our chocolate and candy is legendary too! You need to test this scientifically, with numerous repeatable experiments on a wide number of supplied … [Read more...]

Scientology’s “Child Labour Camp” In Australia – Today Tonight

Full text here: In the middle of suburban Australia is a secret compound that's labelled 'degrading' and 'inhumane', with allegations of keeping children prisoner. Right in the middle of a quiet suburb is a place where children are separated from their parents, and forced to work full time for no pay, and live in squalid conditions. Those who've survived this place say they were brainwashed into believing they could not leave. They say they did not deserve the shocking treatment dished out. A … [Read more...]

British Humanists Association Choir – Singing Tim Minchin’s Woody Allen Jesus

Getting better. Slowly. Now I have grading to do, so I'm pacing myself. Many thanks to Alom Shaha for this find. You can find out more about the choir at … [Read more...]

New Token Skeptic Podcast – Bad Pharma Interview

Out tonight! Token Skeptic podcast, Episode One Hundred And Fifty Two – On Bad Pharma And AllTrials.Net – Interview With Dr Ben Goldacre. Dr Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. His new book, Bad Pharma, which exposes bad behaviour in the pharmaceutical industry, was published at the end of 2012. For this interview, … [Read more...]

Sean Faircloth Tour Of Australia – And Kickstarter For An Honest Liar James Randi Documentary

Two quick announcements - one for the diary and one to donate to: The RSA is proud to announce that Sean Faircloth, author of Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Rights is harming us all, and what we can do about it! will be coming to Australia in March 2013. He will be appearing in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and also in Auckland, New Zealand. Sean will be speaking at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 24 March 2013. [Check the Sydney Opera House website for details.] He will be appearing … [Read more...]