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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.

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.

Logic is the second casualty of war

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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.

Ukraine Chess: Russia’s first moves

Russian pawn Yukanovych to Rostov, Russian military to Crimea. Ukraine forces unknown in strength and location, fear Dnipropetrovsk under threat.

Russian pawn Yukanovych to Rostov, Russian military to Crimea.
Ukraine forces unknown in strength and location, fear Dnipropetrovsk under threat.

 

In Russia first moves of geopolitical chess they have secured their pawn in their major trading port of Rostov-on-Don, and moved forces to the Russian sympathetic region (oblast) of Crimea. Apparently minimal violence has occurred and the Russian are questioning legitimacy of the ousting of Yukanovych. Ukraine is concerned that Dnipropetrovsk (home to nuclear weapons, missile and defense industries) will be the next target for Russian occupation. Its difficult o determine whether Russia is acting with outright aggression/conquest of simply making sure things don’t get too out of control, perhaps both are true. The distance between Kiev and Moscow is similar to the distance between Melbourne and Sydney, so no one want things to get too crazy.

QANTAS transportation history

A slightly cryptic play on words here, but you don't have to be James Joyce to figure it out, and you wont need an Alan key.

A slightly cryptic play on words here, but you don’t have to be James Joyce to figure it out, and you wont need an Alan key.

The Tony Abbott prophesy

It was obvious a long way back Tony Abbot was going to ruin us.

It was obvious a long way back Tony Abbot was going to ruin us.

 

Spooky. how could they have known all those years ago?

Time to wake up

slaves asleep taggedFinding out that fiat currency puts the typical person on a hamster wheel, while allowing banksters to steal everything you produce is not hard.

Realizing that the state is not natural and relies on violence to get compliance seems obvious.

Everything done in the name of ‘National Security’ is just trying to obscure these two facts from public knowledge.

Wake up, its not that hard, a different world is possible.

Modern slavery: work for the dole

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The Dole as we commonly refer to it here is the unemployment benefit, money the government grudging gives you when you have no work. In a socialist country like Australia this absorbs a significant proportion of the tax dollar (along with other welfare spending). But now Tony Abbott and his liberal government in association with their corporate masters have devise a scam whereby you must work to receive money for being unemployed.

Of course this is a massive cognitive back flip, you either have a job or you don’t.

This massive policy trapdoor allows all kinds of abuses and doesn’t reduce unemployment.

There is no incentive for employers to employ people who are unemployed, they would rather wait for the free government sponsored labor to be press ganged into service.

Employees at lower levels of wages or skills are likely to be displaced in favor to the ‘working for the dole’ slaves.

Unemployment then becomes revolving door in a race to the bottom for wages and condition, with many stuck in the ‘employed on the scheme getting a job’ and replacing someone else who the becomes the next victim.

These schemes have been shown not to work everywhere they are implemented.

These schemes are just a way to scapegoat the unemployed and punish people who are already suffering.

Finally this is nothing more than a way to strip the minimal wealth of the battlers ( working poor ) and encourage the vulture corporates.

 

Tony Abbott this is your ‘workchoices’ moment, it’s all over.

Tony Abbott’s brass monkeys (boats edition)

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More head in the sand policies from childish politicians.

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