MRIs will be able to tell if you’re gay or stylishly challenged. Given they can’t detect cancer in women in Ireland, can you imagine the future where Mary Harney makes a public apology to a man and his family after a mixup in MRIs says the man was heterosexual when clearly his brain formations said otherwise? Daddy go Oscar Wilde.
The Equality and Rights Alliance. The group to stop Fianna FÃ¡il and the Greens bunging loads of different agencies that are doing good work together with useless fuckers and by doing so will pretty much make some equality and disability groups die a civil servicey death.
Musical Rooms covers Immanu El and they play Cork tonight. Have a gawk at em.
In October 2008, the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Office in Ireland are acting as facilitators for a conference in Ireland. A number of independent bloggers have provided guidance on what they would like to discuss and who they would like to hear speak.
The theme of this event is: Organise, Activate and Influence: Social Activism Online in Ireland. On the day we will discuss ways in which civil society can harness the power of the blog and increase debate on a topic as well as enhance activism. What role does it really have in Ireland and where does the future lie.
Check out the schedule. Zack Exley will be there. European Commission Vice President Margot WallstrÃ¶m will do a video introduction. Simon McGarr will do a talk on Defamation and the Internet. Damian O Broin will talk about opinion mobilisation. I’m on a panel with Harry McGee in the afternoon.
Even were I not speaking, I’d be attending. Why not register to go? Limited places.
In a real sense, Priestley was a kind of lost Founding Father: a hugely important figure to Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson who is barely mentioned today in most accounts of the revolutionary generation. To give you some sense of his role: in the final correspondence between Adams and Jefferson, starting in 1813, Priestley is mentioned 52 times, while Franklin is mentioned five times, and Washington only three. And when you see the Founders through the lens of Priestley’s life, it changes the way we think about the values of the revolutionary generation. (For one, it makes it clear how thoroughly integrated science was with their political worldviews.)
Just because you scored a girl once, doesn’t make you’re a stud, just because it’s theoretically possible to get broadband speeds on a modem from 3, O2 or Vodafone doesn’t mean you have a broadband connection. But why let the truth get in the way of a report from the telecoms poodle, right?
ComReg today said there are 222,330 mobile broadband connections in Ireland as of last quarter. Here’s something to try: Publish monthly results of speeds tests on their networks from various locations. See what happens.
Minister Eamon Ryan congratulates ComReg on a telecoms market in Ireland which collectively lies about what a broadband connection is. Heckuva job there Comregy. The Dept of Comms, ComReg and the telcos are never going to question each other when they’re all benefiting from not opening their books to see the real speeds of their services. I chatted to Minister Ryan before the Summer and put this to him and suggested he instruct ComReg to run monthly speeds tests on all the networks and publish the results. Until this happens I’m certainly not going to have any respect for these figures and the offices that tout them.
Dave sent this on and is just doing a Pavlov’s Dog test on me I think. 🙂