On trolling, hypocrisy and vandalism.

Thank-youIKEA1024Earlier this evening I was introduced to the Jesus: All About Life Facebook page.  A quick look through the page showed it was a legitimate page made by the people behind the campaign, but 16 hours earlier Atheists and non-christians had also discovered it and were trolling quite badly.

Earlier today while browsing through my usual sites I came across a post at Pharyngula about someone who was arrested for defacing a poster for an alpha.org advertising campaign.

I decided to also check out jesusallaboutlife.com – a parody site set up when it was discovered the JAAL people only registered the .com.au domain, not the .com one, and saw on the front page this particular article.

Seriously guys, trolling and vandalism is NEVER acceptable. Continue reading

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A friendly reminder to my fellow Atheists.

Is your housemate an Atheist?A conglomeration of christian sects in Australia has recently gotten together to perform a big non-demoninational advertising push in this country which kicks off next week (13th of September 2009).  The slogan behind the campaign is “Jesus: All About Life” and is about pushing christianity as a whole rather than a specific sect of it.

There’s been a few stories about this in the Sydney Morning Herald, but today they decided to open up the comments for feedback.  From the outset the comments lambasted christians, threw up claims of false advertising, told them to educate themselves, talk about discrimination against race, sex and sexuality.

I do not approve. Continue reading

Lesson #5489 in getting media sympathy: violate human rights worse than your neighbor.


What the f*%k is up with the media in the last 12 months? Anywhere there’s a conflict happening, the reporting is as arse-backwards as it could possibly be, if not more so. Case in point, the current fighting happening in Sri Lanka between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers. I am yet to see a news story that doesn’t demonify SL while glossing over the TT. Sri Lanka attacked a hospital, they injured and killed women and children.

I’m sorry, but the only reason not only the women and children were attacked as well as the hospital in the first place was because the Tigers set up their base of operations INSIDE the hospital, using the women, children, sick and injured as human f*%king shields! That’s a horrendous act. It’s low. It’s despicable. It’s cowardly. It’s pathetic. It’s a MUCH worse violation of human rights than what Sri Lanka are doing, yet it’s only Sri Lanka getting demonified for it! WHAT THE F*%K IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??? Continue reading

You can’t help but laugh.


Sony, infamous for their proprietry formats, DRM, rootkits, and coming down VERY hard on anyone who doesn’t use their products exactly the way they demand (including plugging a PS3 in to a powerboard), have been caught out as being the hypocrits you’d expect them to be.

PointDev, a French software company that makes Windows administration tools, received a call from a Sony BMG IT employee for support. After Sony BMG supplied a pirated license code for Ideal Migration, one of PointDev’s products, the software maker was able to mandate a seizure of Sony BMG’s assets. The subsequent raid revealed that software was illegally installed on four of Sony BMG’s servers. The Business Software Alliance, however, believes that up to 47 percent of the software installed on Sony BMG’s computers could be pirated.

Comedy gold I tells ya.

Source: Ars Technica.

MPAA at it again.

The extortionist monopoly known as the MPAA are at it again. It appears that their latest tool to fight intellectual property theft and copyright violations … violates copyright. It is based on the Xubuntu OS which is licensed under the GPL. This means any software distributed using this software must have its code also made freely available under the GPL, which the MPAA have refused to do.

Whoops?

Source: Boingboing.