American Jihad

Steven and Paul get stuck into the great American horror story of willful ignorance on episode 82 of Nothing Serious. Pope Francis stirs the pot stating the evolution is not inconsistent with creation, but could this be a ploy rather than an acceptance of science. Fox News, not content with trotting out Weather Channel co-founder John… Continue reading American Jihad

That’s Not How You Stir It!

The primates get aggravated on Nothing Serious 75 as we discuss sibling sex, Doctor Who, and is editing entertainment to avoid hurt feelings a mark of respect or simply avoiding flack from the vocal minority? A Canadian nine-year-old makes off with a bus, sloppy reporting and how many Americans are actually single, and the boys get… Continue reading That’s Not How You Stir It!

GALLUP – Americans Say Social Media Has Little Sway on Purchases

Influence of Social Media On Americans Purchasing Decisions

Oh oh! It's time to go back to traditional media advertising! Right, right? Gallup surveyed more than 18,000 American adults in December 2012 and January 2013 for the poll you see below. A clear majority of Americans say social media have no effect at all on their purchasing decisions. Although many companies run aggressive marketing campaigns on… Continue reading GALLUP – Americans Say Social Media Has Little Sway on Purchases

America – I Can’t Wait For You To Wake Up And Be Great Again

Anybody who's been following my twitter stream probably knows that I'm disturbed by recent events here in the U.S, such as the introduction of the E-PARASITES / PROTECT-IP act and the Stop Online Piracy Act - "SOPA". I'm not the only one concerned, and Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm even went as far as to… Continue reading America – I Can’t Wait For You To Wake Up And Be Great Again

America Hates Pedestrians

In the good old U.S. of A there's one thing that can be consistently relied upon: when you are tasked with having to negotiate a pedestrian crossing you need to be an Olympic sprinter in order to make it across the road within the allotted time. I've noticed this wandering around Chicago with Sara, while I was in downtown Mobile today,… Continue reading America Hates Pedestrians

Must Listen: Matt Flaherty On American Liberty

The Pod Delusion

Matt Flaherty on the erosion of civil liberties in "the land of the free". This is an excerpt from episode #74 of The Pod Delusion. For those of you who haven't heard of it before: The Pod Delusion is a weekly news magazine podcast about interesting things. From politics, to science to culture and philosophy, it's commentary… Continue reading Must Listen: Matt Flaherty On American Liberty

SourceForge: Nobody Is Asking Why Now?

sourceforge hands tied

Sourceforge is now blocking access to sites from Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Since 2003, the SourceForge.net Terms and Conditions of Use have prohibited certain persons from receiving services pursuant to U.S. laws, including, without limitations, the Denied Persons List and the Entity List, and other lists issued by the U.S. Department of… Continue reading SourceForge: Nobody Is Asking Why Now?

When Will The Web Stop Being U.S. Centric?

us centric globe

I've given out before about the fact that America and American internet users are not the end all and be all of the web. In fact, if every single internet user in North America were to shuffle off this mortal coil simultaneously then the internet would loose less than 1/7th (one seventh) of its user… Continue reading When Will The Web Stop Being U.S. Centric?