Posts on this site in the 'Society' taxonomy, ordered by date
The Pandora papers are allegedly a 'revelation' about what rich people do with their money, but I reckon we knew all this anyway.
Marble Arch Mound is a demonstration of the insanity of local councils. They live in a different world to normal people.
I wondered if this Dominic Cummings business was just about petty revenge, but it turns out it's about money.
Another look at Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and how all and sundry are waking up in the morning and deciding things are worth money.
The BBC's coverage of the Harry and Meghan nonsense has been, to put it mildly, excessive. Interest in this baffles me.
Being partially deaf is all the more difficult during the coronavirus pandemic. Face masks make it impossible to lip read.
My bank invites me to enjoy 0.50% interest and I question their use of the verb enjoy in their marketing literature.
Some thoughts on the WallStreetBet/GameStop/RobinHood story. It's fascinating to follow if you're interested in stocks and shares investments.
Why nurses can solve the logistics problems we'll suffer at ports as a result of Brexit.
A look at how the Relativity of Wrong applies to conspiracy theories and science.
If the aim of the government's plan for managing coronavirus at Christmas and beyond is to confuse people, they have succeeded. Why bother?
The UK is put to shame by countries that manage coronavirus well. The lesson is to lock down early and implement track and trace.
The BBC reports on a Twitter row about idlis, which are lentil and rice cakes often eaten in Southern India. I add my own take on this food.
Cambridge recently created a new roundabout that operates in the Dutch style. It's supposed to be safer but the jury's still out on that.
The BBC had a video which considers the how hacking can lead to death. I add my opinions to those of the BBC.
Why the law remains an ass and why banks still stink.
My own opinions about Trump's recent spat with Twitter and Facebook's subsequent lack of action.
Apparently we still view gains in a different way to losses and Prospect Theory still holds.
Confirmation bias is blight on human decision making. Are there ways we can avoid it?
Ryanair speaks out against the government's social distancing plans for planes.
How the UK's coronavirus tracking app will leverage APIs from Apple and Google.
Will society learn lessons from this coronavirus pandemic? Will it reward the people we depend on in the long term?
Tekashi 6ix9ine gets released from jail but can still punish us.
Uri Geller claimed to be an actual psychic rather than just a stage magician and this caused a lot of friction over the years.
There really should not be an egg shortage. I blame lazy chickens.
An article on Wired summarises the vaccines currently being developed to fight coronavirus.
How does the entire economy of a planet collapse? Surely these things are only relative.
Just some fairly pointless thoughts about the current coronavirus situation.
Idiots deprive sensible people of goods, showing a selfish streak and a single digit IQ.
Creating a problem by curing a problem.
The BBC reports that baboons ran riot in Australia as one of them was scheduled for a vasectomy.
The UK government is investigating the idea of building a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Here are my thoughts on this idea.
I've sorted out the problems with Universal Credit in a few paragraphs. I wonder why the government finds this so difficult?
Why the hell do televisions need to be licenced? They're not dangerous. Also, was an MP banged over a wheelie bin?
At what age are we considered young, middle-aged or old? I've done a little research.
Why all the fuss about what the Royal Family does? Also, the Flybe potential collapse situation.
A rant at council planning departments and the lack of thought they show when approving planning applications.
Comments about how the UK rail network is so expensive these days. It seems to have lost the main reason it exists.
Why do baby boomers get all the blame for climate change? All generations have played their own part in it.
Steve Hanke and Dick Henry suggest doing away with timezones. And they suggest reformatting the calendar whilst we're at it. Here's my take on that.
Pilot has a bad experience after crashing his jet and bailing out.
The government underestimates another project, this time it's HS2. Why do they always underestimate these things?
Optimism is overrated anyway.
The puzzling issue of the Brexit backstop, and the even more puzzling issue of The Rock's acting.
Just some nonsense about drug crime in relation to my area.
An advert draws the ire of the Advertising Standards Authority because someone jumps off a cliff and sprouts wings.
A summary of the UK's Online Harms White Paper, which aims to prevent 'online harm' by regulating certain internet-based companies.
My own view of the Brexit situation based on an (admitedly small) number of friends whose preferences I'm aware of.
It seems we now have cloth nappy 'influencers' and I wonder if the world has reached a new level of crazy.
Why do organisations use the phrase 'we can't comment on individual cases'? Is it really always for confidentiality?
The BBC looks at the biggest threats to humanity but I believe it overlooks one of the most important ones.
The High Street appears to be in trouble and Mike Ashley recently told MPs how to save it. But I'm not so sure we want to save it anyway.
Why do people spend so long at cashpoints, standing in front of me, making me get wet in the rain?
Donald Trump now thinks Google Search is biased agains him and blusters on about it, threatening consequences. Google issued denial.
Gizmodo takes a look at Jeremy Corbyn's plans to promote journalism by levying a windfall tax on big tech. There are some problems with this plan.
An interesting article by Alexandra Jones on the BBC about 'Instagram face'. I'm more interested in how this reflects on society in general, if indeed it does at all.
An article by the BBC about the prevalence of fake news. Some MPs are calling for greater regulation to combat this, particularly online.
A BBC article announces that Larry Page's flying car company is now training people how to fly them.
A BBC article about a butcher who has been told his light-hearted, humorous signs might be offensive.
A rare diversion into politics for me about why it's all rather pointless when it comes to effecting real change.