Monthly Archives: April 2008

Honour Killing

The phrase Honour Killing seems to me to be a perfect example of the societal form of Unspeak, since what it usually means is the murder of women by their husbands or fathers. The Observer reports today that Last year 133 … Continue reading

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IPTC Photo Metadata 2008

Since 1994, the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) have published a standard for the metadata to be used in photos. They’ve just released a public review document – IPTC Photo Metadata 2008 – for the draft specification of IPTC Core … Continue reading

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Wash Those Brains

Matt Taibbi has a riveting article about the techniques used by the pastors of the Cornerstone Church. It makes terrifying reading. By the end of the weekend I realized how quaint was the mere suggestion that Christians of this type … Continue reading

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J. Carter Wood, over at Obscene Desserts, has an excellent post on the mental fences that we, or more usually, persons with power (real or imagined), attempt to erect around our mental processes. Definitely worth reading. Some fences are not … Continue reading

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Knowing What’s Nice

Something to think about from Jesus, Mo and Kurt.

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Boiling The Frogs

Interesting piece by David Byrne. Perhaps the super-rich will indeed go on partying as they always have, but perhaps they are also frogs sitting in water that is slowly being heated to boiling point along with the rest of us.

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Could Do Better

I see that Daniel Dennett and Lord Winston fired the opening salvos of their debate yesterday (on the question of whether religion is a threat to rationality and science) in written form. I must admit that I was surprised at how … Continue reading

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