Dave Cross

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Recent Writing

  • David Cameron: I am evangelical about Christian faith
    David Cameron: I am evangelical about Christian faith: Prime minister criticises some non-believers for failing to see that faith can give people a ‘moral code’ If Cameron gets his moral code from Christianity, then I’m glad I have nothing at all to do with religion. His moral code stinks.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-17
  • Sky Broadband
    Back in October 2009, I wrote about how I had cancelled my Demon account and switched to Be Broadband. Be were the broadband provider of choice for the discerning geek. None of their customers had a bad thing to say against them. All was well with the world. And then, just over a year ago, the sky fell in. Or, rather, Sky brought out Telefonica’s broadband business – and Be was one of Telefonica’s broadband brands. It was terrible news. Geeks all over the UK were appalled that their favourite ISP could be owned by a company that so many... read more
    From: davblog | Published on 2014-04-16
  • Nice trailer for the #drwho episodes starting on the Horror…
    Nice trailer for the #drwho episodes starting on the Horror Channel this weekend. Can you get all of the references?... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-15
  • Saudi Arabia: New Terrorism Regulations Assault Rights | Human Rights Watch
    Saudi Arabia: New Terrorism Regulations Assault Rights | Human Rights Watch: Article 1: “Calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.” I was never that keen on visiting Saudi Arabia. But these recent laws mean that I’d risk being arrested as a terrorist if I ever went there. All the atheists I meet tend to be the least-terrorist people around.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-03
  • BBC criticised over climate reports
    BBC criticised over climate reports: Given the high level of trust the public has in its coverage, it is disappointing that the BBC does not ensure all of its programmes and presenters reflect the actual state of climate science in its output. The BBC is giving too much credence to tinhat-wearing climate change deniers.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-02
  • Banks – Koko
    Why this gig? I’ve been taking notice of the BBC “Sound of…” list for a few years now. I usually pick up on a couple of acts to check out. Banks was the only act on this year’s list that sounded interesting. And when this date was announced just after I had been listening to her, I knew I had to go. Support I really don’t enjoy DJs as support for live acts. It just seems lazy. And cheap. But Eclair Fifi is a DJ. She plays about forty minutes of records that I don’t know (oh, with the single... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-04-01
  • Exam board will no longer permit redaction of questions at religious schools | Rationalist Association
    Exam board will no longer permit redaction of questions at religious schools | Rationalist Association: This is only sensible, surely? I can’t see how anyone ever thought that redacting exams questions was acceptable.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-01
  • I have been in so many meetings like this :-/
    I have been in so many meetings like this :-/... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-31
  • Clannad – Shepherds Bush Empire
    Can’t find any video from the night, but this is from a show in Nottingham a couple of days earlier. Why this gig? I’ve never been a massive Clannad fan. The only album I own is the Past Present compilation that seemed to be the soundtrack of every dinner party I was invited to in 1990. However, I was a massive fan of Mary Black at about the same time. I have many of her albums. So when I heard that she was supporting Clannad on this tour, I decided it would be worth seeing. Support The tour was actually... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-03-29
  • UK Govt: DVD and CD Ripping Will Be Legalized This Summer | TorrentFreak
    UK Govt: DVD and CD Ripping Will Be Legalized This Summer | TorrentFreak: The UK Government has published a guide informing consumers about an upcoming revision of copyright law which will legalize CD and DVD copying for personal use. The changes go into effect in June, and will also broaden other forms of fair use, including parody and quotation rights. This sounds sane. Are you sure it’s talking about the UK government?... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-28
  • Kate Bush concert tickets sell out in 15 minutes
    Kate Bush concert tickets sell out in 15 minutes : From what I saw, it was quite a lot less than 15 minutes.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-28
  • Underground Roundels
    Underground Roundels: A photo of a roundel from each of the 270 stations on the London Underground.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-26
  • Wikipedia founder responds to pro-alt-med petition; skeptics cheer
    Wikipedia founder responds to pro-alt-med petition; skeptics cheer: What we won’t do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of “true scientific discourse”. It isn’t. Jimmy Wales responds to alt-med idiocy in exactly the right way.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-26
  • Lisa Knapp – Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
    No video from the night, so here’s “Black Horse” from Lisa’s latest album, Hidden Seam. Why this gig? I saw Lisa Knapp at the Bert Jansch tribute show last December and marked her down as someone that I should investigate further. It wasn’t too long before tickets for this show went on sale, so I snapped one up. Support Support was from Joe Innes. He played some very interesting songs and the audience seemed to warm to him quickly. It’s just a shame that there were only about twenty people in the room to see him. I wouldn’t object at... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-03-25
  • Martin Carthy – Kings Place
    There was no-one videoing on the night, so here’s Martin and Eliza Carthy playing “Died For Love” at the Albert Hall last month for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (where Martin was given a lifetime achievement award). Why this gig? I’ve been going to see Martin Carthy play for as long as I can remember. But although I’ve seen him play many times in the last three or four years, it has always been with other people. I can’t remember the last time I saw him play solo. So when I saw this gig advertised at Kings Place (one... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-03-22

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