geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • One Bar Closer to Humanity [#geekgirl]

  • “If you like it then…” [#geekgirl]


  • “Don’t Look Down on Me ” [#geekgirl]

  • iiNet and Customer’s Protecting Privacy

    [Image via iiNet]

    [Image via iiNet]

    “In iiNet’s view, we should not be forced to collect, store or match personal information on behalf of third parties – our only obligation is to retain the information necessary to provide, maintain and bill for services. iiNet does not keep any web browsing history or download records, for example…

    Law enforcement agencies (like ASIO and Federal and State Police) are proposing private companies, like iiNet, should keep ongoing and very detailed records of customers’ telephone and online activity. We’re not talking targeted surveillance of individuals suspected of a crime, we’re talking about the wholesale collection and storage of data on your online, digital and telephone activity. These records are euphemistically labelled ‘metadata’ – and could include the unfiltered records of your browsing, updates, movements and phone calls, which can be readily matched to the identities in your customer account.

    We don’t think this ‘police state’ approach is a good idea, so we’re fighting moves by the Australian Government to introduce legislation that would force us to collect and store your personal information.”

  • “The Only ‘Plot’ Is The One The Australian Lost Long Ago…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via this New Matilda Article] “The only thing better than accusing New Matilda of being ‘involved in a plot’ to bring down a Prime Minister would be accusing New Matilda of being involved in a plot that did bring down a Prime Minister. And for the record, we’re not fussed whether it’s a Labor or Liberal one – our job, in stark contrast to those at The Australian, is to keep all the bastards honest.

    Web traffic to New Matilda is setting new records. The subscriptions are rolling in (ok, they’re trickling in, damn you free online media business model!) and our site has nearly crashed from traffic on several occasions in the past 24 hours.

    New Matilda struggles with profitability, and paying real wages and writers. We possibly always will. But we still lose $30 million less a year than the Australian does. We’re not a wealthy publication, but even if we were, we could never have afforded this level of free advertising.

    So thank you, Chris Mitchell, from the bottom of my empty wallet.”

  • “The Abbott Govt believes #bigotry is free speech worth defending…” [#geekgirl]


  • “I Wish I’d Put In That Back-Door Sooner…” [#geekgirl]

    [Via SMBC]

    [Via SMBC]

  • “Domino’s Pizza Complaints” [#geekgirl]


  • “Edward #Snowden and ACLU at #SXSW” [#geekgirl]

    Edward Snowden appearing at SXSW through 7 proxies…

  • The Story of #Cosmetics [#geekgirl]