Vale Google Plus

Google Plus

Google shuttering Google+ has nothing really to do with a data breach… that happened in March 2018, even though that’s how most are reporting it. It is going away because it never made critical mass, and that’s not its fault. Visit OUTK Official Blog for inspiration.   We failed Google+! We stuck with Facebook when… Continue reading Vale Google Plus

13 Reasons Why Season 2

13 Reasons Why Season 2

This post contains spoilers about 13 Reasons Why, Season 2 from Netflix. I’ve finished watching “13 Reasons Why” season 2, and as a way to digest the themes in the show Netflix put together an addendum “Beyond the Reasons”. The series is meant to raise awareness on suicide prevention as well as depression, anxiety, rape,… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why Season 2

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In Defence of the ‘Good Bloke’

In the wake of the murder-suicide of seven people in Western Australian town of Osmington there have been calls for the ‘good bloke’ narrative to go away and to honour the victims rather than the perpetrator of the heinous crime. This isn’t a new request, often when someone commits a murder or a crime there… Continue reading In Defence of the ‘Good Bloke’

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Phage Therapy

The folks at Kurzgesagt have a new video out, about Bacteriophages and their possible place as our saviours in the not-to-distant future. The one standout piece of dialogue from the video for me is. The sad truth is, many of our great medical achievements follow this pattern. The governments pour the billions in via grants, the… Continue reading Phage Therapy

Partyroom Politics

Marriage Equality is the subject for today in the party rooms. They will, hopefully, be discussing Dean Smith’s private member’s bill and, hopefully, they will approve it for discussion and a vote in parliament. The government is crazy if they think they can survive NOT putting this forward. It has gone on long enough, over… Continue reading Partyroom Politics

The Retirement Business

OMGoodness these reports into the retirement business and in particular Aveo make me feel ill. We worry that pensioners aren’t being treated right by the government and then we read about how the private practice is taking them for a very expensive ride. Read their special report: The Price Of Freedom Hurts my brain that humans… Continue reading The Retirement Business

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