Google Grows A Spine

Or threatens to. Google has long removed sensitive search results from its Chinese search engine at Google.cn, but said Tuesday it plans to end the censorship and may ultimately shut down the company’s China offices. However, China is highly unlikely to allow Google to run an uncensored version of the search engine, according to observers. …

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Clever and Creepy

Lots of news about the 6th ROBO ONE GATE Biped Robot Competition. A few videos there, but this one is my favourite: Definitely more impressive than Roxxy the sex robot, and probably cheaper:

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Preach It Brother!

Like Rupert Wyndham at Climaterealists, I have had some clashes with senior clergy over social issues including climate change. However, I don’t think I have ever written to an archbishop in tones quite like this: And, dare it be said,  for those such as yourself, in the vanguard of so called “faith communities”, who arrogate to themselves the role …

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Dark Days

Posting will be light over the next week or so. My brother-in-law Bruce died yesterday. Kathy has already flown over to Perth, and I will follow in a couple of days time. Bruce was 56. He had been a licensed clinical psychologist, and a licensed plumber. Plumbing paid better, and you meet a nicer class …

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