Privacy, Religion and Explosions

A (serious) link from BBSpot: The Fuss About Gmail and Privacy: Nine Reasons Why It’s Bogus.

I was plugging in speakers earlier today and had to lay some cable underneath the floorboards. After looking high and low for a torch that worked, I eventually had to resort to the good old standby in such situations: my mobile. It worked surprisingly well, though left various dark corners that became all the worse when I suddenly remembered the old saying about how you’re never more than 3 metres away from a rat. Ugh. Thankfully, I didn’t see any of them 🙂 I managed to lay the cable without destroying the gas pipe or anything, too. The speakers sound good, I’m glad to say, though I’m still waiting on the centre. I’ve been watching Spider-Man and Armageddon pretty loudly!

I’d just like to state my agreement with this, except for the “weekly or even monthly” part. No obligation at all, please. Incidentally, I had to put my religion down on a form today. I was about to write ‘secular humanist’ when I realised that ‘religion’ really means beliefs founded on faith rather than evidence. Secular humanism definitely isn’t that, so I left it blank. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a ban on religion in all public places. Or perhaps some kind of framework that separates the church from all affairs of state. Oh wait, there is. And maybe, just maybe, here too…(yeah, I know that particular point is still being debated.)