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Well it has been a while since I dipped my net into the murky waters of Australian News sites… but I have found a few gems.

First up – imagine a time when a device the size of an iPod nano can hold 30,000 movies! Well it seems that scientists are looking at ways to manipulate atoms… makes sense it would be great to make storage devices smaller – although they need to remember that the device you view it on needs to be larger then say a needle point!!!

Second… OK so I am not a big fan of them BUT I still reserve the rights of individuals to wear whatever they like. This article is regarding a BAN of saggy baggy pants, in some cities in the US. Ummm isn’t this the land of the free?? what about the Bill of Rights?? Ummm anyway moving on. I think that things like this are a social issue not one that should be legislated. I think that if we paid no attention to them then like most teenage fads and fashion fads they will eventually die out – but alas this kind of action will just make more people aware of the injustice. Just because I don’t like the fashion doesn’t mean that people should not be allowed to express them selves.

Three… OK burning rubbish is that a good idea? If a place is over filled with rubbish and raw sewerage why not burn it all away? Does that sound like good environmental practice to you? Well no! but if you where to super heat the rubbish and destroy the harmful contaminates and then employ the poor people of the community to run the furnace and harness the heat from the burning for things such as heating water then you have a sound way to rid a place of rubbish and make something useful for the local area. Check it out – the thing that amazes me is that it was harder for him to make a low tech furnace. That is something we need to think about as we enter this ever changing world… what do we do with all the jobless if everything is done by machine and is automatic… something for a longer entry me thinks.

Four… You think your head is worth a lot… how about encasing it in diamonds and calling it art! $100 million for a skull – hey I could get you one from the local boneyard for less… of course you’ll have to arrange the diamonds…

Five… Good news regarding horror books from Australia – it seems that the trend of decent horror novels are growing in Australia with independent Publisher Tasmanic releasing a range of new authors and books. More about the upcoming range and the collaboration with British Horror write Paul Kane here. I admit that my taste in books lies firmly in the range of Fantasy and Science Fiction although I do love to wander in the world of Horror Fiction and really loved Joe Hill’s novel – even if it didn’t scare me as much as some people. I have Joe Hill’s new short story book on my wish list at Amazon and I really do think that he will develop into a author that I can read again and again. Now a horror Sci-Fi that would be something… Hmmmm

Well five is all I have time for so have a looksee and let me know what you all think about them or send me links for things that might interest me or people who read this blog.


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