My friend Richard will disagree, but if phone salesman Harraj Mann was singing along to The Clash’s London Calling then I think he deserves to be hauled off and questioned.
“Safety is paramount and we respond to concerns from members of the public in the way they would expect us to,” said a Durham Police spokeswoman. Too right.
The Sydney Morning Herald report that a NSW Police security glitch exposed “email passwords” is misleading. But it provides useful lessons in password choice — hackers, relax, you’ve got it easy! — website security and media management.
Continue reading “Police Security Blunder reveals Journalists’ Stupidity”
As reported in The New York Times, an early Christian manuscript including the only known text of what is known as the Gospel of Judas has surfaced after 1,700 years.
In this version, Jesus asked Judas, as a close friend, to sell him out to the authorities, telling Judas he will “exceed” the other disciples by doing so.
Though some theologians have hypothesized this, scholars who have studied the new-found text said, this is the first time an ancient document defends the idea.
They also link to a National Geographic feature where you can explore the document in Coptic and an English translation.
Boost Juice Bars has replied to my complaint that I’m annoyed by being asked for my name. All very polite — but the irony is, the writer hasn’t revealed their name.
Continue reading “Boost’s (Nameless) Reply”
While being surveyed about telecommunications the other day, I was asked: “Thinking specifically about [some telco], how much do you like them, trust them and feel they reflect the values you stand for?”
I don’t care whether they “reflect the values I stand for”, because they won’t really change their values. They’ll just change their advertising. If my values include racial tolerance, for instance, they’ll just add a few more smiling ethnic kiddies to their next batch of TV ads.
So why not cut the crap and get on with providing reliable, value-for-money services instead of talking about “values” you have no intention of upholding?