Saturday 2nd of August 2014

sugar coating...

sugar coating2

Joe: "I've called them fair, gentle, equitable, necessity, improvement, considerate, mellow, pleasant, docile and sympathetic...

tony on tour ....

tony on tour ....

the double cross of australian politics...

double cross

We've got to laugh... Laurel and Hardy are always fighting each others but are in plots as thick as thieves... They are united in schemes to make you laugh while stealing your cash. You cannot have one without the other... And by strange construct of the political system, we now have the TOONY & PALMY show...  I am a conspiracy theorist at the best of time and this one takes the cake...

more or less equal .....

more or less equal .....

from the Monthly …..

selling a subprime budget...

 

a notch above

Nearly a month since he handed down his first budget, Treasurer Joe Hockey has sought to "set the facts straight" about contentious measures and tackle "head on" widespread accusations that it is unfair.

the trials and tribulations of satirists...

rating

The case of the humping cartoonists...

Following a very poor and self-serving analysis by Paul Barry at Media Watch of a particular situation, Gus has decided to go and inspect the annals of humping dogs and other unrelated humping characters throughout history — without mentioning a special sensitive case. Nonetheless we have of course got to mention the hamster being humped. 

beware the shadow of totalitarianism .....

beware the shadow of totalitarianism .....

Secret trial 'threatens to undermine the centuries-old British principle of open justice' …

mirror, mirror on the wall .....

mirror, mirror on the wall .....

from William blum …..

a safety net and not a hammock ...

hammock abetz...

On Q&A in February, disability support pension recipient Daniel Turner questioned Eric Abetz about planned changes — and came out disturbed by what he'd heard.

sincerely yours...

population

I was disappointed by Paul Barry on Media Watch last night (9th June 2014)... Paul's take on the Chris Kenny/ABC case was not as incisive as David Marr's deep analysis of the freedom of speech issue... Paul Barry was somewhat a bit too self-congratulatory for having made back-slapping remarks about the "case", very soon after the skit had aired... 

trying to fool us, store window dummies, into believing in intelligence...

second-rate computer

A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it was a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the "iconic" Turing Test, experts say.

Five machines were tested at the Royal Society in central London to see if they could fool people into thinking they were humans during text-based conversations.

The test was devised in 1950 by computer science pioneer and World War II code breaker Alan Turing, who said that if a machine was indistinguishable from a human, then it was "thinking".

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