14th February 2010 Archive
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Minister opts for Google China-style stifling
Recent DDoS chaos on the Australian internet may have been great fun for all involved – but behind the good-humoured anarchy lies a growing concern that the government really does have a dark and Big Brotherly vision for the future of politics in the country. As reported in The Register this week, groups exasperated by …
Government 14 Feb 10:02
Ten years of turn-ons - is society tuned in?
(Some of the links in this story may be NSFW.) If the last decade has seen major changes to legal and social attitudes towards sex and sexuality, a question that will have commentators engaged for some time to come is what role has been played in such change by technology. Does technology lead the way, encouraging and …
Biology 14 Feb 10:02
The people have spoken: Barbie will become a computer engineer. And a news reporter. Results of the 2009 Barbie Global Career Survey – called the ‘Girls’ Vote’ on the results announcement page – swung in favor of ‘News Anchor.’ But the ‘Popular Vote’ conducted online during the last month and promoted here has delivered geek …
HPC Blog 14 Feb 10:29