The Edict’s Summer Series 2022 concludes with special guest Justin Warren, “consultant, freedom of information tragic, hexagon enthusiast, and creator of the CyberRating™ labelling scheme”.Continue reading “The 9pm Tweaking of the Incompetent Brain Implants with Justin Warren”
Monday 7 to Sunday 13 February 2022 was for me, and for so many Australians who pay attention to politics, a frustrating and stressful mess. But I won’t go into that here. I’ll just celebrate an interesting article, an even more interesting podcast, and a slug. A pretty slug.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 611: Spooks, cynicism, conspiracies, and a slug”
In December 2020 the Australian government finally released the report of the the Comprehensive review of the legal framework of the National Intelligence Community, which was actually completed a year earlier. It includes this very handy chronology of the development of Australia’s national intelligence community.Continue reading “Richardson Review: Chronology of Australia’s national intelligence community”
August’s theme of low productivity continued through my week of Monday 24 to Sunday 30 August 2020, though I did managed to get something written. And I mapped out my podcast plans. And I enjoyed some sunshine now that spring seems to have arrived.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 535: Getting ready for spring with a little reflection”
The most remarkable event in the week of Monday 3 to Sunday 9 February 2020 was the rain. A lot of rain. In just three days Wentworth Falls received 279mm. With another 100mm expected before 9am Monday, that’ll be more than half the total rainfall of 2019.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 506: Parliament returns, and so do the rains”
The rise and rise of Call of Duty: It’s bigger than Harry Potter, bigger than James Bond: It’s the warfare video game Call of Duty. We step inside one of the studios responsible for building the biggest game on the planet to take the temperature of where blockbuster gaming is headed. And could the rising social network Ello be a viable alternative for the Facebook-weary? The four-thousand people signing up every hour apparently believe so. But are they being swindled? Plus #HeyASIO is perhaps the most popular Twitter hashtag in Australia. So just what do our new counter-terrorism laws really mean? We separate hyperbole from fact.
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As usual, one of the segments was also made into a video, and that’s over the fold, immediately below.