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  • We Hate People Episode 12: And So It Goes

    After a too-long break we’re back to talk US presidential elections, Batman vs Superman and Tesla cars just to name three topics. The Show Notes – Listener suggestions (thanks Jay Connell!) – Donald Trump and the US Presidential primaries – Batman versus Superman / Fans vs Critics – Tesla Model 3 (link) – Vale Ronnie… [Continue Reading]

    We Hate People Episode 12: And So It Goes
  • Sometimes CEOs earn their money

    Yes it definitely does occur: even some of our highest paid CEOs earn their money sometimes. Apple CEO Tim Cook probably has certainly earned some of his stash the past few months if the open letter he’s just published is any indication. The full text is below (or the original can be found here). The… [Continue Reading]

    Sometimes CEOs earn their money
  • Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

    Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest novel tells the story of a multi-generational voyage to Tau Ceti, and what happens when the craft gets there. Robinson’s novel is a well researched piece of fiction and he manages to do this whilst avoiding esoteric information dumps. We follow the life of Freya, in the beginning a teenage girl on… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • We Hate People Episode 11: Pedestrian Rage

    Huge audience demand (ok maybe just some guilt) means we’re finally back on deck after a long Xmas hiatus. We jump in with some great listener-suggested topics as well as a decent debate over the US Presidential election. The Show Notes – The ridiculousness of 3D (and 4D) movies – Listener suggestions (thanks David C… [Continue Reading]

    We Hate People Episode 11: Pedestrian Rage

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