The “You can’t say that” Police

Scotland Yard is spending £1.7 million to set up its Twitter squad, which will have five detectives running it.  Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3739348/Scotland-Yard-ploughs-2million-new-thought-police-unit-snoop-web-users-hunt-trolls.html#ixzz4HIGXGDeJ Sadly, today’s post follows on from a previous one, where the world of a “You can’t say that” grows ever closer. Imagine a world.  It’s one made of eggshells, people tentatively stepping from place…

Happyweb – a new Internet.

I’m a little fed up. It’s in regard to users who complain about the very freedoms that make social media great – free speech – be it celebrities or anyone else that posts their views and comments publicly into the diverse and vast pool of the Internet, then complain when they attract comments they don’t…

Vote Remain or Leave?

I’ve championed diversity for many years.  I’m a strong supporter of immigration into the country and I still hold this view as one of my core beliefs when talking about the UK.  I dare anyone to mention the “racist” word to me when I say I wish the UK to leave the EU, because I’ll…

ChromeOS – Android’s arrival?

Being a Linux user for many years,  I decided to purchase a Chromebook in 2014.  I’ve written numerous articles since then, because whilst I remained a desktop Linux user, I tried to use the Chromebook exclusively when it came to my day to day needs. I differ from many of the outspoken people online regarding…

Aliens will invade if UK votes out

Every day we see a new warning of what will happen if the “vote leave” campaign wins.  Its now getting to the point where there are no more scare stories to push onto people to convince them to stay in the EU…..until now….. Should the UK leave the EU, I feel it is my duty…

Boaty McBoatface – “Researchers” never saw this coming?

When the name of a research vessel gets put out to the Internet to vote on, you would think they would have done their research first. People may be aware of a recent news piece where the Natural Environment Research Council asked the Internet to come up with a name for their new vessel. Recent history…

Future techNO!

I said at the time 3d televisions were unlikely to take off and certainly with the glasses requirement you don’t often see your neighbours sitting around a screen warmly offering you a pair of glasses as you sit down with a can of wicked strength lager to watch the football. I said Google Glass at…

Wrestlemania’s non-main event?

Since diversifying Openbytes and covering a plethora of different topics, what better an article than one regarding Wrestlemania 32? Grappling fans will be aware that the main event for the WWE’s flagship PPV will be HHH v Roman Reigns for the WWE title.  I’m writing to tell you it won’t happen in my opinion. The…

Clean for the Queen? A PR Flop?

I’m not sure who came up with the idea for “Clean for the Queen” or who, after looking at a list of idea’s to promote the Queen’s birthday said “Yep…that ones the keeper” but never has been something good for the environment been met with such dislike – certainly on the Internet. Cleaning up area’s…

Northern League – my future concern.

I apologize to people who don’t follow football and come here expecting to read about tech and other such issues, but as well as tech and science fiction literature, I have another passion – football. It is no secret that non-league is gaining in popularity as people realize the great displays of football are not…

Why I don’t like Star Wars – Force Awakens

Having now watched the Force Awakens, my measured view is – rubbish.  But why? The film is peppered with winks to the original Star Wars franchise, combine that with “happy coincidences” in the plot that allow the story to progress – “lets steal a ship, oh look its the Falcon, oh look we’ve just bumped…

EBOOK REVIEW: The Unnoticed – Dennis Jones

It has been a long while since I reviewed a book and with my own work going through the legalese that accompanies a published work, I decided to review some self published works. As readers here will have seen, I’m a fan of self published and whilst the preferred route for my work is a…