My Health Record: Opt-out NOW!

Aractus 16, July, 2018

Today marks the first day for three months that you can choose to opt out of a My Health Record. In this post, having just done so myself, I hope to convince you to do so as well. My expertise in in public health, and so I am perfectly qualified to explain both sides of […]

Have scholars been lying about P137?

Aractus 12, June, 2018

On his blog, well-known bible scholar Larry Hurtado gave me a public dressing-down while laying out his reasons for not publishing a comment I made to his previous blog post. He didn’t name me, but I will confirm it is my comment he is talking about. He didn’t abide the use of the word “lie”, […]

US accuses NK of unleashing WannaCry

Aractus 20, December, 2017

And it’s probably bullshit. Here’s the first reason to think this was not North Korea… it made the hackers barely any money. In total only around 360 people or so paid the ransom. The hackers were not prepared to receive large numbers of payments as there was no way for them to immediately identify a […]

World’s worst cyber criminal group identified

Aractus 18, April, 2017

The cyber espionage group known as Longhorn has been formally identified by Symantec as the CIA. Now, take a breath and get ready to learn the ugly truth behind this revelation. We live in the digital age, and underpinning that is the illusion of electronic security. Now I say illusion, but I wish to stress […]

Is OJ Innocent? A Review

Aractus 07, February, 2017

Conclusion So let me start this off by doing one of the shortest film reviews in history, and laying my cards on the table. I’m going to give the docu-series 3/10. It’s not completely terrible, but most of it is unnecessary padding, and there was no reason to make it seem like Jason is the […]

Trump V. Turnbull

Aractus 02, February, 2017

Turnbull on Sunday: Tells Australians that Trump has agreed to honour the deal made under the Obama administration. Tuesday-Wednesday: White House spokesman say that no decision has been made yet whether to progress with the deal, and that any refuges would need to face “extreme vetting”. Note that we’re talking about people who have already […]

Indians are selling your personal information!

Aractus 19, November, 2016

Continuing on from my security-based theme, let’s examine the claims made by a Fairfax investigation that a bunch of Indians are selling Telstra, Optus, and Vodafine customer details. According to the report, they (a company called AI Solutions as well as others) will sell anyone willing to pay: your name, your address, your date of […]

Freelee & Durianrider – health experts or hacks?

Aractus 17, September, 2016

There is a section at the end of this blog post about their recent Tumblr drama, but the focus on this blog post is on the question health advice, as well as mental health. Okay, so let’s get right into this. They both have a superiority complex – and I have one as well. I […]

Census privacy woes

Aractus 04, August, 2016

Updated 8-8-1026 Well. I have been swearing a lot in the last two days at my television. Mostly that’s because the ABS’s chief statistician David W. Kalisch seems to have no fucking clue when it comes to the privacy problems with the 2016 Census. Now I want to say something very clearly. I fully support […]

Is Mental Illness a Sham?

Aractus 22, November, 2015

Well this post will cement my return to tackling the far more controversial and “difficult” topics on my blog. I want to acknowledge that this post does not provide all the answers you may be seeking, but after doing 2 low-level psychology units at university I feel it is imperative to share with you some […]

Data retention: The invasion of privacy

Aractus 29, September, 2015

Privacy is a basic human right, defined in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (see also Right to Privacy in the Digital Age). We should all be very concerned with invasions of our privacy, or where our privacy is not guaranteed. Or when our data is accessed illegally (as in PRISM) by […]

Convenient Misrepresentation: Boldface Lying

Aractus 06, April, 2012

If you’re like most of us, you know people who have lied to your face, I know some quite well. One was so convinced of his lying ability that even when I would say something like “nonsense” they would explode into a straw-man argument saying “how dare you say that it’s nonsense”. There are many […]

Tampering the Climate Evidence (Pt3)

Aractus 22, March, 2012

You’ve probably heard that Anthropogenic Global Warming is an incontrovertible scientific consensus and truth. In fact just the other day Michael Mann was on the telle box rattling on about how it will affect sea levels rise (I don’t know what else he talked about, but I think it involved defending his hockeystick graph). How […]

Global Climate, Up or Down?

Aractus 12, March, 2012

When you hear the words “Climate Sceptic” what comes to mind? People who may as well be holocaust deniers? Well the holocaust was orchestrated by a certain politician, his name was Adolf Hitler. His political view was that Eugenics was essential for a prosperous future, and he took his belief in Eugenics to the extremes […]

Climate Change or Climategate? The Global Lie. Pt1.

Aractus 16, January, 2012

Is global warming just bad science – or is it something more, is there an actual conspiracy at work? How would you feel if you knew for certain that CO2 is not causing any harm to our planet? What if I told you that predictions of the amount of CO2, the amount of warming, and […]

Pornography: No child is sacred.

Aractus 03, January, 2012

HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL: Blowing the lid off the multibillion dollar industry. Child pornography laws in Australia are prohibitively, and ludicrously, strict. Child Porn is a child protection issue; yet there has been a conviction of a man for having depictions of Simpsons characters engaging in incest; and even photographs of women over 18 with an A-cup […]

Pornography: Lies, Myths and Abuse. Pt2.

Aractus 02, January, 2012

Effects of the industry can be felt by performers after they leave the industry. One example is Robert Kerman – he was highly sought after by pornographers during the 70s and 80s when he was active in the industry because of his ability to act, which would land him in significant and lead roles. However […]

Pornography: What they don’t tell you. Pt1.

Aractus 14, December, 2011

In this part we’re going to explore some of the facts about porn, some of which are often refuted by those who want to defend it, and many of which fly into direct contradiction with what the adult industry wants us to know or appreciate about their industry. But may come as no surprise to […]

The West Memphis Three

Aractus 10, November, 2011

Ever since I saw the first documentary – Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, I began following this case. The case was simple, there was a triple-homicide with three eight year old boys found dead, and the “WM3” were convicted of the crimes. Echols, who was 18, was sentenced to death, the […]

“M” For Murder

Aractus 08, November, 2011

Murray is a common criminal. His actions as a doctor were deplorable enough without having caused Jackson’s death. A doctor is supposed to help your physical wellbeing. If your patient is addicted to powerful drugs which they do not need to take, or at least don’t need to take in the dosages they’re using them, […]