Author Archives: Eclipse Now

Foundation – some spectacle – but generally bland and contrary to the books

Exploring cerebral themes of economics and culture, Foundation was always going to struggle as a series. Decades ago, as a teenager, I really loved the books. The TV show is well produced and has some spectacular scenes and moments, such … Continue reading

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The Mig-25 – a story of BLUFF and unintended consequences

This is my pick for this month’s Weird History prize!

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Dear Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister – sure – cancelling a $90 billion dollar deal was never going to be popular. BUT:- FIRST – Macron wasn’t calling my Aussie friends or myself a liar – that was for you alone pal. Don’t try … Continue reading

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I’m a bit skeptical about the Metaverse

Some rambling thoughts – but I think “The Metaverse” is currently overhyped and will go the way of 3d Television. There’s some things that are cool in Sci-Fi shows – but leave you a little dizzy and disorientated in the … Continue reading

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More Independents for Australia might see some change

In my local Federal seat, the sitting Member of Parliament is John Alexander, a Liberal. He met with the leaders of our climate activist group and claimed he wasn’t a climate denier, but nor was he overly ‘alarmist’ about it … Continue reading

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