Alien: Covenant nonsense explained

Aractus 15, August, 2017

A:C is the disappointing sequel to Prometheus. Prometheus wasn’t perfect, but at least it did break new ground and advance the story. A:C’s crowning achievement is to have stagnated the Alien back-story. Prometheus Questions? A lot of people were unnecessarily confused by Prometheus. So I might begin by going over a couple of the so-called […]

Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who?

Aractus 18, July, 2017

I see that there’s a lot of discussion about the 13th Doctor’s casting. Much of it is focused on whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea to cast a woman in the role. As usual I’m here to address the questions that no one else will. Paul McGann nailed the role. And not […]

The future of the web is ad-free

Aractus 29, June, 2017

Your future and my future are certainly ad-free. We use uBlock Origin and the MVPS hosts file. I’m about to tell you what all those people on Youtube and other places have missed, when they cry foul of adblockers, or put up anti-adblock messages. Are you ready? It used to be that only the tech-savvy […]

Time for a new Doctor Who

Aractus 26, June, 2017

And I don’t mean the actor. I mean the show runner. There were some things about Russell T that I didn’t like, but overall he did a much better job than Steven Moffat. And I’m going to explain in detail why Moffat goes wrong. Firstly, he fails time and time again to build genuine mystery […]

So-called “talent” and “competition” shows

Aractus 19, June, 2017

Pink tribute artist Zoe Alexander on X-Factor UK Auditions: What a train wreck? Well no. It wasn’t, let me explain what happened here. The “audition shows” on these talent shows are not the real audition, the real audition happens weeks or months beforehand. People go and appear before producers, and the producers decide who is […]

Who buried Jesus – was he even buried?

Aractus 15, June, 2017

One lie perpetrated by Evangelicals is that we atheists can’t explain what happened to the body of Jesus after he was crucified. We actually don’t know what happened, and don’t claim to know, but can put forward a number of different options all of which enjoy scholarly support. In addition I have formed a new […]

Prison break series 5 review (SPOILERS)

Aractus 02, June, 2017

Well, with the last episode having aired in the US, it’s time for me to give my review. In my first review I suggested that the series started well, but I was sceptical of where it would go. Well I was not wrong. I was originally going to post this before the last episode aired […]

Mythicism: Why recognising atheist fundamentalism matters

Aractus 27, May, 2017

Atheists often deny they have a specific world-view. I would contend that any strongly held world-view is prone to fundamentalist style beliefs. Whether it’s in history, science, religion, paranormal, health, or society. One prominent feature of fundamentalists is that they evaluate information under their own set of rules that are in conflict with best practise […]

What you weren’t told about WannaCry

Aractus 18, May, 2017

I pride myself on providing you, the humble visitor, with good information. Not always perfect because, well, I’m not a security expert. You can think of this post as an afterthought if you like to my previous post, what I am aiming to do here is complete the picture. Is Microsoft to blame? The US […]

World’s worst ransomware attack yet

Aractus 13, May, 2017

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack has been described as being the worst attack yet. The cybercriminals who created it have quickly become the world’s most wanted cyber criminals… but let’s talk about who’s responsible here, because the cyber criminals were armed whether intentionally or not by the NSA. By the way, I have been working […]

Alien: Covenant review (spoiler free)

Aractus 11, May, 2017

Alien (1979) is a seminal film. It is one of the rare horror films of its time to be made by a film director who was later welcome to produce films outside of the horror genre. This can not be understated – working in the horror genre at that time was literally the kiss of […]

Trump and Turnbull

Aractus 06, May, 2017

Watch this: Video: White House I love this video. This video sums up everything that’s wrong with Turnbull. Here he is sitting across from one of the most ridiculous first-world State leaders in our generation, and he’s listening to him spew his bullshit. To bring my international readers up-to-speed, Turnbull is well educated, highly intelligent, […]

Why I’m Not Islamophobic

Aractus 30, April, 2017

This is a post I’ve been meaning to do for a while, it’s a direct follow-on to my 2010 post Hi, I’m an Islamophobic. On today’s Outsiders programme with Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean was one of the loveliest people I have ever seen on television. His name is Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi (pictured), and […]

Google is building an adblocker into Chrome…

Aractus 28, April, 2017

Google is playing with fire. In fact so is Opera. So is ABP, Adblock, and PageFair. To understand where we are, we need to go back to the beginning. This will be a long entry, so grab yourself a coffee, install uBlock Origin if you don’t have it, and enjoy your time here. Ad blocking […]

Broadchurch Finale: Just as I thought!

Aractus 18, April, 2017

SPOILERS!!! At last my theory is vindicated. Granted I didn’t every specific detail right, but I got most of it right. I had worked out the rapist had not previously been involved with the other rapes, but that there were two attackers – who I believed would turn out to be Michael and Tom. I […]

World’s worst cyber criminal group identified

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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 […]

Why are Christians persecuted?

Aractus 16, April, 2017

It’s at this time of year that Christians claim that they are persecuted. Perhaps they take their cue from Jesus who was persecuted and then crucified. Unlike many other atheists, I believe it is right to remember Jesus as a good man who was unjustly persecuted. And to recognise the good he taught. Where I […]

Vietnamese Man Violently Thrown Off US Plane

Aractus 11, April, 2017

Post updated: 12/04/2017. Just when I thought the US couldn’t get any more inhumane, a story has broken about a 69 year old ethnically-Vietnamese American gentleman now identified as Dr David Dao being violently assaulted by aviation officers in the US. Here are the facts: United Airlines “overbooked” a Sunday flight from Chicago to Louisville. […]

RIP John Clarke!

Aractus 10, April, 2017

I just heard that political satirist John Clarke has died. RIP you wonderful man! John was 68 years young.  

Youtube Adpocalypse: Advertiser speaks out

Aractus 09, April, 2017

What started out as an ad boycott by several large corporations and governments, has quickly grown into something else entirely. Full disclosure: I encourage all my readers to install uBlock Origin immediately, if you don’t already have it installed, all all devices. It is a featured extension in Firefox. Adblockers are one of the best […]