Off Topic

Bits and pieces that aren’t necessarily tech or computer related.

  • David Bowie – A Personal View

    A one man revolution I first became aware of David Bowie in the early 70s whilst serving the last three years of a twelve year boarding school sentence at the age of fourteen when, to have the album was a passport to popularity; a kind of currency if you like. Space Oddity came a little […]

  • Is Argentina a Normal Country?

      Following a dramatic election campaign in Argentina that seemed to go on for ever, including a historic and nerve rattling runoff, President Macri was sworn in last Thursday. If that wasn’t enough drama, the ex president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner refused to attend either the swearing in ceremony or the handing over of the […]

  • Do Gamers Hate Women?

    This picture isn’t really the best representation of gamers, but bear with me; the fact that Wartune is said to be the worst possible example of oversexualisation does matter though, because it’s a fleeting demonstration of how the gaming industry is viewed by many people today. The GTA 5 controversy When GTA 5 was launched […]

  • Where In The World Is Tech Man?

    Since I know all my loyal fans who love reading my articles are probably wondering where I’ve been for the past month, I thought I’d write a little article explaining what I’ve been up to. What has been going on in my world involves great research and tech work, taking on large and small jobs […]

  • Most Inane Study Conclusion Ever plus Where do the Chinese Hide Their Subs

    Is This the Silliest Study Conclusion Ever? News is circulating about scientists from the Netherlands and Canada who conducted a study of the relationship between alcohol consumption and hangovers. The study came to the brilliant conclusion that ‘the only way to avoid a hangover is to drink less’. No sh*t Sherlock!! <source> If ever there […]

  • Alleged Road Rage Victim Turns the Tables on his Attacker (video)

    Road rage is an increasing problem worldwide – yes, here in Australia too. How one human being can attack another over something which in the overall scheme of things is so trivial is, frankly, beyond my comprehension. During one such recent incident in Yuma Arizona, a 24-year-old motorcyclist and his girlfriend were accosted by 51-year […]

  • Happy Australia Day!!!

    Wishing all our Aussie readers a very Happy Australia Day (Saturday, 26th January). *Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. The […]

  • Fraser Island: A natural wonder

    This has absolutely nothing to do with computers or technology so I do apologize in advance for that. My lovely wife and I recently spent several days on Fraser Island and I thought some of you might be interested in learning more about this little known natural wonder of Oz. At 120 klms (75 miles) […]