Here is a random list of good reads for you’ll to enjoy this Sunday.
- 25 Greatest Pieces of Wisdom From Hunter S. Thompson — Read it
- A good collection of, what you might call, gonzo wisdom. My favourite quote is: Play your own game, be your own man, and never ask for a stamp of approval.
- Hunter S. Thompson: 4 essential reads — Read it
- Another good list to consider. Again, I will add my own suggestions. Kingdom of Fear. It was relevant when it was published and still relevant, maybe even more so now, if you take a look at what is happening around the world. Hells Angels & Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas are important books, but Kingdom of Fear is my favourite book. Of course, the ingenious column The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved is also a must read.
- RT Reporter Resigns Over Coverage of Malaysia Airlines Disaster — Read it
- Imagine if more journalists had this kind of self-respect, and maybe more importantly, respect for the public. Journalists would not only be more respected, but also feared.
- It Is Idiotic To Hand Out Your Twitter Password To Prove Passwords Are Dead — Read it
- A tech writer with such poor understanding of tech is a bit shocking. The password isn’t it, but it’s something that needs to die. All he proved is that a password is still something you need to keep to yourself. Not to mention that as tech writer, you would assume that person to use a more secure password than christophermims. This silly stunt also revealed his phone number, +13013353298, which now he has to change. Let’s not announce the death of something until we know it’s death has been confirmed.
- Snowden: Dropbox is hostile to privacy, unlike ‘zero knowledge’ Spideroak — Read it
- At this point I only keep Dropbox as it’s connected to my O’Reilly account. I stopped storing stuff there and trust iCloud far more. Hopefully more iOS apps will implement the use of webDAV soon.
- The WHO calls for decriminalisation — Read it
- As I wrote in last week’s Dokter’s Weekly Report, the war on drugs has failed. Time to sit down and find new ways to reduce harm, as the zero-tolerance approach is doing more damage than good.
- Breaking up with Facebook — Read it
- A bit of a long read, but worth it. It is time we start to question all these free services. Not just question how they use our data, but if they truly are of any use at all.
- Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Assange — Read it
- As would happen to most people who are wanted for questioning.
- Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws — Read it
- Yet another reason I’m glad I’m leaving this country. However, I do see a business opportunity with this law. I’ll earmark it for later to write a longer piece how the media can capitalise on it and avoid it.
- Australia may have breached key element of refugee convention in return of Sri Lankans intercepted at sea: UNHCR — Read it
- It’s 2014 and about time Australia realises that countries need to take into consideration what other countries think of them. The excuse that you shouldn’t have to is of course valid, but then you must also accept the impact that has.
- Player one: the gamers who only want to play with themselves — Read it
- I guess I fall into this category. As much I would enjoy partaking in online play, it’s far too focused on fighting — basically proving Machiavelli right in his view of humans. As much as I enjoy playing The Last of Us Factions (online part of TLOU), it has only one focus, and that is to rise in the ranks by killing each other. While the single-player part I can take my time, enjoy the scenery without hearing some angry shitcock yelling at me for killing them for the nth time.
- Queensland flood victims pin hope on class action — Read it
- Good! Every year, during the transition from winter to spring, there is a risk of flooding in Norway. Being in Brisbane during the 2011 Floods I was shocked how poorly managed it was, and knew the outcome was exactly what we witnessed that year.
- Man charged with 21 counts of rape over 2012 Alice Springs gunpoint sex attacks on backpackers — Read it
- Non-Australians view snakes and spiders good reasons for not visiting Australia. As you see, there are far more dangerous things here. I’ve come across piousness snakes and spiders and they never hurt me, because they don’t attack unless you antagonise them.
- Calls to dump Chris Lilley’s ‘racist’ Jonah From Tonga from US TV — Read it
- The reactions in the comments are priceless and moronic. The excuse I’m not offended, so why should you be is a common theme that actually highlights why this kind of humour is not outdated but also dated. Time to move on.
- There’s Blackface, And Then There’s… Well… This Idiot — Read it
- This just shows how out of touch too many Australians are with the world.
- It’s rooted: Aussie terms that foreigners just won’t get — Read it
- An innocent, and a bit funny, article fuels chest-thumping jingoism and protectionism. A good example of how ingrained imperial ideas are in Australian culture, strengthened by cultural cringe. One of those examples of, don’t read the comments if you don’t want to facepalm yourself.
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