Over on Slashdot yesterday, ex-TSA agent and controversial blogger extraordinaire Jason Harrington answered users' questions about the life of a TSA agent. And as one of the TSA's most outspoken critics, Harrington isn't one for tiptoeing around sensitive issues — which, much to TSA's dismay, makes for wonderfully fascinating Q&As.
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For decades, German audio company Sennheiser has made some of the best headphones you can buy, regardless of whether you're trying to keep it thrifty or splurge. In recent years, though, the legacy brand has had to adapt its technology to an era when how consumers listen to music has radically changed.
Quora bills itself as nothing less than "your best source of knowledge" — not your dad, not your librarian, not Wikipedia. The company, spawned by two righteous Facebook alumni (one since ousted), has raised tens of millions from investors who think it can back this claim up. But a little poking around shows Quora's got a lot of learning to do — today it's the Tumblr of opinions.
Last night, outspoken entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan dropped by the ABC's flagship panel program, Q&A, to participate in a panel about politics with some of the nation's most serious political guns. Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop, Cabinet Minister Bill Shorten, Greens Leader Christine Milne and prominent candidate and comedian Tim Ferguson were all there to join Ruslan, and we had been expecting fireworks like we had last time the man appeared on the program. Instead, we got a soft, by-the-numbers quote or two from Ruslan that spoke volumes about why he was really there.
The last time tech entrepreneur and serial big-noter Ruslan Kogan appeared on the ABC's Q&A program, he had a few controversial things to say about things like the Carbon Tax and Julia Gillard's leadership as Prime Minister. Fans of controversial chat everywhere then will be pleased to know that Ruslan will re-join the Q&A panel this coming Monday night.
This November, a team from the British Antarctic Survey will spend three days boring through 3.4km of Antarctic ice into a small sub-glacial lake in search of wildly new forms of live. They'll be able to do so thanks to a unique hot water drill designed and built in part by Mechanical Engineer Andy Webb.
They say any publicity is good publicity, and Ruslan Kogan's no stranger to generating as much as he can for himself and his online gadget store. Today it's no different, with the latest stunt emerging as a somewhat peaceful demonstration against the Gillard government's carbon pricing scheme or "carbon tax".
You know what would be a nice change? A televised discussion about the Internet filter that didn't just involve the words "child porn", "bestiality" and "pro-rape websites" thrown around again and again. That could happen next week, with Greens Senator Scott Ludlam appearing on ABC show Q&A with the hope of discussing the filter and online privacy on the show. Let's help him out.
Last night, Senator Stephen Conroy appeared on the ABC TV program Q&A, and spent almost half the program defending his internet filter plans. More than 2000 people sent questions on the issue, and yet the Senator somehow managed to avoid most of them by repeating the same old boring arguments. And because we have the ability to analyse the arguments, we're going to refute each one of them, one by one.
Senator Conroy has a lot to answer for. Between trying to destroy filter the internet and keeping the whole NBN process clouded in secrecy (so nobody can criticise his handling of it, we suppose), there are a lot of arguments and issues that the Minister needs to answer for. And considering he's going to be a guest on the ABC's Q&A program next Thursday, this could be our chance to ask him the tough questions.