Profile cover photo
Profile photo
David Grigg
Editor, fiction writer, blogger, software developer, technophile, based in Melbourne, Australia.
Editor, fiction writer, blogger, software developer, technophile, based in Melbourne, Australia.

David's posts

Post has attachment
Episode 73: Really interesting discussion with Madison Campbell about the virology of space missions.

Here's a link to the YouTube video. Audio of the podcast will be posted to the website in a few hours.

Post has attachment
This is the recording session for Unseen Podcast 73.

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
This is what you do when you have a lot to hide.

Post has attachment
Cyber security at the "Winter White House" is a joke.

Post has shared content
Setting aside whether this is treasonable -- the obvious consequence is that American allies will no longer want to share intelligence with the United States. Whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, surely anyone can see that is a very bad thing?
quote: President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.

The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump’s decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.

Post has shared content

Post has attachment
This is a long read, but it's absolutely vital that you understand it. How billionaires funded and organised the shady use of data analytics to take over democracy not just in Britain but also in the USA. And how Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Robert Mercer, and Steve Bannon are all involved.

This extremely thorough and well-researched piece of investigative jounalism ought to be the headline story on every Western newspaper right now.

Post has attachment
Here's my review of Snowpiercer, an SF movie released in 2013 but which I've only just gotten around to seeing.

TL;DR: I loved it, which I hadn't expected at all.

Post has shared content

Via +Steve S .
From: Rick Fisho - Attention dumb Trump voters. You were tricked, admit you are dumb

1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses.

4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it.
Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the Generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his Generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.

12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency.

13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars. Argue the FACTS, you'll look even dumber :)

Wait while more posts are being loaded