EuniceOlumide.mpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTVUhHA7SKE

I’d never heard of Eunice Olumide. Turns out she’s a model and rapper. But here she is in a short snip from the John Biship show (March 2011). The beautiful black girl with a thick scottish accent comes across as wonderfully incongruous…

Fukushima fearmongers are stealing our Jetsons future • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/31/fukushima_panic_breaks_completely_free_of_facts/

the reg continues to plough a lonely furrow trying to dampen down the hysteria. Bit like pissing on a wildfire…

Ofcom forced to publish tests on dodgy radio kit • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/31/ofcom_plt/

this illustrates the necessity of my modest proposal: Citizens remain Innocent until proven guilty: Authority are assumed guilty until proven innocent. Yes I know it’s a relatively trivial issue, but it’s routine arrogance. The arrogance that comes with allowing the Authoritarians to hide the facts…

MIT NSE Nuclear Information Hub (http://web.mit.edu/nse/) | Information about the incident at the Fukushima Nuclear Plants in Japan hosted by http://web.mit.edu/nse/ :: Maintained by the students of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering a

http://mitnse.com/

probably the best and least emotional source of information about Fukushima…

“Green” Cars Could be Made from Pineapples and Bananas | Heroin and Cornflakes

http://arch1design.com/blog/latest_environmental_health_news/green-cars-pineapples-bananas/

that’s not a car, it’s a fruit salad…

Riz Khan – Rising anti-Muslim rhetoric?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkzDUJHEw8Q

This is a must see. Actually video’d it myself when it went out a coupla weeks back – with the intention of posting it on ‘tube, This copy saves me the trouble…

European Human Rights court rulings are the law says Englands top judge | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370961/European-Human-Rights-court-rulings-law-says-Englands-judge.html

American libertarians tend to have an ill informed phobia about the EU. There are plenty of things to complain about in it, but it remains true that it has forced our government to abandon many of its authoritarian measures and, had the USA been in a similar organisation, things like the USA PATRIOT Act might have been prevented or overturned. Pros and Cons…

SmartBird mimics flight so accurately it could be mistaken for the real thing | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1370845/SmartBird-mimics-flight-accurately-mistaken-real-thing.html

another useful spy cam platform (although they don’t mention the battery life…)

Children as young as four to be educated in atheism | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371084/Children-young-educated-atheism.html

the tabloid tone is informative. 20 years ago this would have been a howl of moral outrage. This bland factual report looks like it hopes to provoke a response but deliberately avoids taking either a supportive or opposing position. The Mail appears at last to be accepting the decline of religion in British society. Some day soon, they may even welcome the end of the draft…

Europe to get space radiation-storm warning service • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/29/spacecast_sun_storm_warning/

excellent news. With this technology, we could get as much as 3 seconds extra warning that the galactic superwave is upon us!

Back to the nano-mechanical future • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/29/cantilevered_carbon_nanotubes/

another escape clause for Moore’s Law…

Praying for meltdown: The media and the nukes • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/29/tv_news_goes_hollywood/

Orlowski makes the point that the internet is beginning to undermine the childish scare tactics employed by the traditional media. He’s right, but the key word is “beginning”. The few accurate descriptions of events and implications of the Fukushima accident are still only being viewed by hundreds of thousands, not the tens of millions who still rely on TV for their “facts”. Long way to go. But, as they say, every journey begins with a single step…

Libya fighting shows just how idiotic the Defence Review was • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/25/libya_analysis/

no one else will care, but this is the best case I’ve yet read against the bizarre decision by the UK government to scrap its Harrier and Carrier fleet prematurely…

Creating power from water

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-power.html

very strange for a Physorg article. There’s almost no information which let’s us assess whether this is for real, or an early April fool attempt. Artificial photosynthesis splitting water is a holy grail, but anyone claiming to have done it, ought to be a lot more convincing than this…

US preacher warns end of the world is nigh: 21 May, around 6pm, to be precise – Americas, World – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-preacher-warns-end-of-the-world-is-nigh-21-may-around-6pm-to-be-precise-2254139.html

didn’t we come across this joker last week? Oh well, never mind. Same applies. Any meejer covering this social psychosis, please make sure you follow up on the 22 May to see how they cope with the non appearance of their rapture…