Off Topic

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

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    Star Wars – Choose Your Name!

    If you are a Star Wars fan, what would your name and occupation be in the Star Wars universe? Now you can find out by going to the Star Wars Name Generator. When you get there, you can choose to Make a random name or Generate a name from your own name. You can also […]

  • Farewell Lleyton Hewitt

    Yes, I know this bears no correlation whatsoever to computers or technology but I am an avid sports nut so please forgive this indulgence. Following a stellar career spanning 20 years and 878 matches, there is no doubt that Lleyton Hewitt has become one of Australia’s most iconic tennis legends. The little Aussie champ, the […]

  • Do You Speak British or American?

    …two nations divided by a common language… When I started writing articles for DCT a couple of years ago, the team would get together for a Skype session once a week, comprising three Americans, one Australian and a Brit (there’s a joke there somewhere). You can probably tell that I’m the Brit as I use […]

  • 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 Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” Balanced?

    Steven Avery – Guilty or Not? The ten episodes of this gripping Netflix documentary, Making a Murderer spanning a decade of the Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey trials were bleak and often disturbing viewing, regardless of your opinion as to their guilt or innocence. That’s the impression I was left with late last night after […]

  • 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 […]