Monthly Archives: June 2015

Teetering on the edge of Godwin’s Law

Godwin’s law was originally put forward in the 1990s as an explanation of how discussions ran in Usenet newsgroups. Put simply, it states: The longer an online discussion continues, the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Hitler approaches. Having been on the Internet since the mid-90s, I’ve seen Godwin’s law in action quite a few times of the… Read More »

Australia preparing for humanitarian crisis

In an urgent press conference convened in the early hours of the morning, an un-named Australian government official spoke passionately and earnestly of a new humanitarian crisis looming. Standing amongst so many flags his face was obscured, the official revealed that the overnight ruling by the United States supreme court legalising marriage for same-sex couples would create a new wave of boat… Read More »

The egregious crime of simply not giving a damn

Another month, another mindless mass shooting in the United States. They happen so regularly it seems that if you take a few days sabbatical from the news you’ll miss another one. Ten people dead here. Twenty dead there. Mass murders are cheap and easy in the land of the free access to the gun. There’s two inevitable arguments… Read More »