Monthly Archives: March 2014

Facebook Oculus Kickstarter unholy alliance

A company called Oculus used a company called Kickstarter to get free money from the public to impress a company called Facebook.

A company called Oculus used a company called Kickstarter to get free money from the public to impress a company called Facebook.

So these companies merged around Oculus effectively.

So these companies merged around Oculus effectively.

So we merge the logos to see what the final result of this new venture is:  Foc u luser.

So we merge the logos to see what the final result of this new venture is:
Foc u luser.

big story

So one of the biggest stories in technology in the last year or so has just happened. A small company called Oculus wanted to make an attempt at a Virtual Reality (VR) headset, nothing new here various IT companies have been trying to make VR a commercial success for more than 20 years. What was new was the mode of funding and the ultimate purchaser. Kickstarter,(  which was normally used by small player to get some money to record a CD, write a book, or produce a small gadget) was used to acquire  1.2 million USD for Oculus development version VR headset (AKA goggles). One of the biggest kickstarter projects ever. From all the hype generated the dying dinosaur Facebook smells the blood in the water and buys Oculus for 2 billion dollars. Depite the Kickstarted backers getting the prototype VR headset as promised, a lot of backers were really angry, they felt that they were supporting an independent company not making a R&D donation to the oh so creepy Facebook.

 

What does this mean?

Kickstarter has had its day, people will no longer want to donate to companies unless it really a forward purchase. Other companies like Kickstarter are emerging and now and will offer a shareholding in new companies.

Crowd funding will become crowd micro investing.

Oculus will be associated with the creepy surveillance of Facebook.

Facebook will probably ruin the potential Oculus like some many previous failed attempts to make people use VR. Farmville in 3D really has very little extra appeal.

It’s no surprise that this happened when corporations got their hands on free money

 

Sony have similar VR project , but have none of this baggage and may just be more successful because of the negative publicity gathered by the aforementioned rogues.

 

No guarantees, but the future could look like this.

No guarantees, but the future could look like this.

OM Free Kitchen

OM Free Kitchen serving up a batch of dissidence covered in freedom of speech sauce every Tuesday night 7-10pm . Everyone is welcome to come along and try the free food too!

 

omkitchen occyfruit victor

MYKI replaced by NOKI

MYKI card with no money on it, the NOKI, the perfect solution to protest MYKI.

MYKI card with no money on it, the NOKI, the perfect solution to protest MYKI.

 

Because the conviction rate for people contesting their fines related to MYKI is 0% the new way to travel in Melbourne is with a broken or no credit MYKI card.

If you are stopped, just blame the white elephant that is MYKI , give your details and elect to go to court. You will win the court case by blaming MYKI, and go straight back to free riding.

If you pay fines, you’re out of your mind.

 

It's the law.

It’s the law.

Don’t believe it?

Its 3/4 of the way down this page:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/iaaa1980240/s8.html

 

Make them take you to court and get a conviction, which is harder for them than you think.

March In March – Anti Coalition Government Protest

Looks like this government has finally achieved what the previous one was unable to: mobilise a lot of people to protest. By conservative accounts about 20 000  protesters descended on the the city yesterday, still about 10 000  short of a MCC  football crowd , but not a bad effort for a town that is known for it’s complacency in political matters. Now, if they only understood that it doesn’t matter which party is in power…still, we have to thank Phony Tony for doing such a great job as Enemy Number One! Maybe there can  be a revolution now after all?

march2 marchcrowd tonyrabbit fuckyou resigndickhead2

Crimea Ballot stuffing

Why have an illegal referendum, when you can make a mockery of democratic process at the same time?

Crimea ballot stuffingpre-printed yes votes on Crimean ballot papers

https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/444255464792928256/photo/1

Nazi-ballotIts even worse than Hitler, he at least gave  people the option to say no (nein).

Mussolini on Victorias anti protest laws

Victorian government votes for anti protest laws.

This is a move to further erode and criminalize dissent and marginalize political thought.

1394344426973Mussolini approves of the Victorian government.

But do you?

The following politicians voted to remove your right to protest.

Hon Mr Bruce Atkinson : Nunawading (03) 9877 7188
Mrs Andrea Coote  : Port Melbourne (03) 9681 9555
Ms Georgie Crozier  : Caulfield (03) 9555 4101
Hon Richard Dalla-Riva  :Vermont South (03) 9803 0592
Hon David Davis :  Surrey Hills (03) 9888 6244
Mr Damian Drum :  Bendigo (03) 5443 6277
Mr Andrew Elsbury  : Werribee (03) 8742 3226
Mr Bernie Finn :  Sunshine (03) 9312 1212
Hon Matthew Guy :  Melbourne (03) 8392 6075
Hon Peter Hall :  Traralgon (03) 5174 7066
Mr David Koch :  Geelong (03) 5222 1941
Mrs Jan Kronberg :  Ringwood (03) 9870 8284
Hon Wendy Lovell :  Shepparton (03) 5821 0055
Mrs Amanda Millar  : Woodend (03) 5427 2444
Mr Edward O’Donohue :  Melbourne (03) 8684 0900
Mr Craig Ondarchie  : South Morang (03) 9422 0099
Mrs Inga Peulich :  Chelsea (03) 9772 1366
Mr Simon Ramsay :  Ballarat (03) 5332 9443
Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips :  Dandenong (03) 9794 7667
Mr Andrew Ronalds :  Sale (03) 5143 1038

their email addresses:

bruce.atkinson@parliament.vic.gov.au
andrea.coote@parliament.vic.gov.au
georgie.crozier@parliament.vic.gov.au
richard.dalla-riva@parliament.vic.gov.au
david.davis@parliament.vic.gov.au
damian.drum@parliament.vic.gov.au
andrew.elsbury@parliament.vic.gov.au
bernie.finn@parliament.vic.gov.au
matthew.guy@parliament.vic.gov.au
peter.hall@parliament.vic.gov.au
david.koch@parliament.vic.gov.au
jan.kronberg@parliament.vic.gov.au
wendy.lovell@parliament.vic.gov.au
edward.o’donohue@parliament.vic.gov.au
craig.ondarchie@parliament.vic.gov.au
inga.peulich@parliament.vic.gov.au
simon.ramsay@parliament.vic.gov.au
gordon.rich-phillips@parliament.vic.gov.au
andrew.ronalds@parliament.vic.gov.au

Do not ever vote for these people, they think of you as nothing more that dumb beasts to be used and abused for their pleasure. Your only legal way to get political change is to contact them directly, which we suggest you do each and every day. You’ll soon see they really couldn’t care less  about what you want, and any illusion of democracy you have will soon be gone.

Protest is now illegal, if you disagree with government policy you will be punished.

Emperor Napthine

Russia’s endgame

occupymelbournenet:

A very interesting analysis of the current Ukraine/Russian conflict.

Originally posted on Euromaidan PR:

Bh0tFskCQAAfC6WSteven Davis, March 7

Russia is playing out it’s Endgame right before our eyes. When they are finished, Russia will be the masters of the entire continent, from Vladivostok to Dublin ,as well as the masters of the EU. From the Scandinavian North to the Southern reaches of the Mediterranean, Russia. Will. Rule. And they will accomplish this without firing a shot. Or, but only a few token shots which will satisfy citizens of the West that ‘at least we tried.’

Now, how is it that this could take place? It strains the credibility to imagine that any normal Russian would consider allowing their ‘Rossiya’ to bow down and become servants to Brussels!If you know anything about the Russian character, you will understand that what I’m saying here not only is true, but it makes perfect sense. Read on and you will see and understand that what is happening in…

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Logic is the second casualty of war

warlogic

For ease of translation:

Man 1:

According to the map, this is the imaginary line which marks the property boundary between the oligarchs who own us.

So now we have to try to kill each other to change this line.

Of course neither of us have anything to gain from this and we risk death.

Man 2:

We would have to be insane to do that.

Off With Her Head

This week Australia’s favourite first daughter and sometime standup comedienne Gina Rinehart had a few things to say about the unemployed not working hard enough, suggesting that a 25hour working day with an hourly pay of $2 would become the law if she had her way. The age of entitlement is over, unless , of course, you’re a  mega- rich mining magnate with inherited wealth , in which case entitlement just keeps on growing and growing and growing. Funny, that…

Losers

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