geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • “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]

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

    Edward Snowden appearing at SXSW through 7 proxies…

  • The Story of #Cosmetics [#geekgirl]

  • Tony Abbott: Careful Consideration [#geekgirl]

  • #Abbott Moves Against The ABC & SBS [#geekgirl] [#GrrRRrr]

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has launched a calculated attack against the freedom of the press with today’s announcement of a governmental “efficiency study” into both of Australia’s public broadcasters, the ABC and SBS:

    “In a statement, the Department of Communications says it will examine operational costs as well as products and services in order to “increase efficiency and reduce expense”. The decision comes a day after Prime Minister Tony Abbott claimed the broadcaster was unpatriotic in its coverage of the Edward Snowden leaks and asylum seeker abuse claims.”

    Doesn’t Tony Abbott remember the following comments he so stridently voiced back when he was Opposition Leader (that are freely available on his own Political Party’s website) regarding how the then Prime Minister of Australia should accept that:

    “… politicians don’t always like the coverage that they get but if you’re in public life you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth and a vigorous, critical media is an important part of a healthy democracy…what I will never support is any attempt to try to bluff the media out of doing its job which is to hold bad governments to account….regardless of who owns the newspapers I think it’s important that the media in Australia robustly hold governments to account and any attempt by government to slide out from under critical scrutiny is just wrong.”

    Read the rest of Abbott’s mindbogglingly hypocritical comments here, quickly, before the rush to censor it like they did to the Gonski Report website and other inflammatory “hoist-by-his-own-petard” speeches by Abbott. Oh, and in my not-so-humble-opinion, be prepared for the results of the “efficiency” [HA!] study to most likely show that the ABC *needs* (just imagine I’m a closed-minded typical right winger here for a sec, m’kay?) to:

    1. Have its funding significantly reduced and/or
    2. Be sold off to the highest bidder (considering privatisation is the acceptable right-wing-bog-standard-solution to fix a country’s woes, yes?).

     

  • #ThatWoman [#geekgirl]

     

     

    [From an article at Kotaku] '"As a woman in game development, I have only so much political capital to spend before I get dismissed as a chick, [as] crazy, hysterical, shrill, stupid, not a real woman, not a real gamer," one developer tells me. After six years in the industry, she says, "I've been soaking in it so long, I mistrust my own internal calibration."'

  • Carl Nathan’s History of Medicine [via Imgur] [#geekgirl]

  • Social Media Experiment [#geekgirl]