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I’d only recently installed AdBlocker again – actually for years I haven’t been using any ad blocking software – and then this morning I read an article and some quotes from John Whittingdale which made me genuinely lol. He displays a genuine lack of comprehension of the issues at hand, yet proselytises so he can…

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Jamie Guilt

I’m keen to see how Jamie Gilt responds to the attention she’s garnered by being shot in the back by her 4 year old child. She recently asserted that “My right to protect my child with a gun trumps your fear of my gun.” I suspect we’ll see an unapologetic continuation of her theme. As…

Bad Lip Reading: Ted Cruz

" Like the city, the suburbs will not wither away. Nor will car-dependence for cross-suburban movement and family activities. What can be changed is reliance on the car for ordinary commuting. The obvious answer is a light-rail system, or adaptation of transit-oriented development... "Vicki Dunne - ACT Liberals

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Minecraft 1.9

I was thinking to myself the other day that I was about ready for a new major Minecraft update. I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore minecrafter, but as mentioned before we do run a server. I’ve always game a good standby option for when there’s nothing else going on or if you’ve only got a short period…

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Newllio is doing the YouTubes

Newell has always been into the ol multimedia scene. At the moment he’s putting a consistent effort over at the YouTubes with his Cities: Skylines and Minecraft tutorials. I had known for quite time time, but never done anything about, the layout and aesthetic quality of my pedestrian footpaths and spaces in Skylines. After watching…

Naval Action QuickStart Guide part #2

Following on from the previous video where we collected missions at port, checked out basic cutter and  bought repair kit, we set sail. In the second part of this QuickStart guide we look at finding the Admirality orders, engaging a pirate, how to get close enough to use carronades and (hopefully) how to avoid getting…

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A royal nuisance 

I was reading about the debate that occurred at the time Australia was trying to evidence what to call its new decimal currency. It’s all very interesting. But the takeaway point, for me anyway, is that even something so inconsequential, so long ago, still was devise even enough to cause death threats. Nowadays we think…

Sam, Cam ‘n Smug’s World

Minecraft is a game with lasting power, that’s for sure. We’ve run a server on-and-off for quite some time now. If the NBN ever reaches where I live we’ll no doubt host our own. Currently though my DSL2 connection clocks in at about 0.8Mbps up and with three users in the house, that’s not enough…

The Hawkeye State

Iowa was a thing. Turned out pretty much as expected I think. I didn’t know that the coin-toss was a legitimate mechanism in certain democratic processes but they are! I’m sure some commentator will cast ire on that. On to New Hampshire! as they say…

Naval Action: Quickstart video

Naval Action is an early access title available on Steam at the moment. This is the first time I’ve actually payed to play an alpha, but so far it’s been very entertaining. At this stage since so much is subject to change I won’t do a review of the game, however I have created a…

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A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale

The politics of those United States of America are strange. Sometimes they’re weirder than other times. It’s generally agreed that things are pretty weird right now and what’s clear is that people don’t know how to react. I recall a scene from The Simpsons a number of years ago illustrates this situation to some degree:…

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Review: StarWars Battlefront

When I saw the first teasers for this on YouTube I was pretty impressed by how it looked. I’ve played many StarWars games in my time and there are a lot of them. Many didn’t quite hit the mark but at the same time there are others that have elements – that magic – in…

The “Opiners”

While these days it’s often called “First World Problems”, really this phrase is just another excuse to complain. I think now, more than ever before, people complain. They whinge, the whine. The opine. The heartfelt lamentations over minor injustices – real or perceived – I find sickening as well as a waste of time. Unfortunately…