Is the internet being spammed into uselessness?

Figures released by Symantec indicate that in July 2017, 55.7 percent of all emails sent were spam. More than half. Ouch. Luckily the spam filters are fairly effective. But if you add to it the way that automated bot-diallers are spraying junk calls around both landline and cellphone networks, other bots write comments for those … More Is the internet being spammed into uselessness?

So when did popularising science make people bad scientists?

I saw something the other day by Neil de Grasse Tyson, explaining that anybody in the sciences who popularises the field is usually not regarded as a ‘serious’ scientist. He explained that even astrophysics – his field – is at best ‘neutral’ in such attitudes. I recall an episode of The Big Bang Theory where … More So when did popularising science make people bad scientists?

Why are all ISP’s total rubbish at customer service?

One of New Zealand’s biggest internet service providers had an outage the other day. Big-time. Their answer? They posted a message on their website. You know – the internet’s broken, so to tell people they put a notice on the internet. My own dealings with that company were so bad – so execrably awful – … More Why are all ISP’s total rubbish at customer service?

You won’t believe why scientists like this post

The latest wave of internet click-bait intrigues  me. Apparently there are things ‘scientists’ hate because they can’t explain them. The supposition that ‘scientists’ validate themselves on complete literal knowledge and therefore ‘hate’ what they can’t explain plays on the needs of the credulous. Stupid scientists. It’s so easy to put them in their place. Quite. The reality … More You won’t believe why scientists like this post