OJB's Podcasts http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen OJB's Web Site: Podcasts en-us Copyright 2020 by OJB http://www.ojb.co.nz/XuRSS Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:33:44 GMT 2020-02-11 A Work of Art (Blog Entry) It is something which is just an awesome feat of mechanical engineering. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20200211AWorkOfArt.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2028 ojb@mac.com Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:33:44 GMT General 2020-02-03 No One Expects the Leftist Inquisition (Blog Entry) The left are the new religious fanatics. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20200203NoOneExpectsTheLeftistInquisition.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2026 ojb@mac.com Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:11:51 GMT General 2020-01-06 Movies and TV Suck (Blog Entry) We should just leave some time for doing more interesting and creative stuff too. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20200106MoviesAndTVSuck.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2020 ojb@mac.com Mon, 06 Jan 2020 10:05:31 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-10-08 Not Guilty (Blog Post) The native people though? Maybe they have a little bit more to be ashamed of! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20191008NotGuilty.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2006 ojb@mac.com Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:42:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-10-04 St George in Retirement (Blog Post) St George really should give up and find a better hobby! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20191004StGeorgeInRetirement.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2004 ojb@mac.com Thu, 03 Oct 2019 23:43:17 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-09-20 A Matter of Faith (Blog Post) Suddenly he wasn't so convinced that his argument about there being a single underlying reality was true. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190920AMatterOfFaith.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2002 ojb@mac.com Fri, 20 Sep 2019 01:57:25 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-09-13 Casual Racism is OK (Blog Post) Enemies though? No, we don't make jokes about them! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190913CasualRacismIsOK.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=2001 ojb@mac.com Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:28:25 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-05-22 Far-Left Fantasy Land (Blog Entry) They need to bring their extremist ideology back to something more reasonable. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190522FarLeftFantasyLand.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1980 ojb@mac.com Tue, 21 May 2019 23:56:26 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-02-06 The World is Better (Blog Entry) The world really is a lot better than it sometimes seems. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190206TheWorldisBetter.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1964 ojb@mac.com Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:49:36 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-03-14 Not Trolling (Blog Entry) I like to stir up trouble sometimes, especially in discussion forums on social media. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190314NotTrolling.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1971 ojb@mac.com Fri, 15 Mar 2019 02:26:02 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-05-27 Idiotic and Dangerous (Blog Entry) Some people have, what is in my opinion, pretty stupid opinions and beliefs. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190527IdioticandDangerous.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1981 ojb@mac.com Mon, 27 May 2019 05:26:11 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-07-17 A Good Day (Blog Entry) Does anyone's life really run as smoothly and fairly as that? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190717AGoodDay.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1991 ojb@mac.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:59:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-07-26 Software Problems (Blog Entry) It could be a win for everyone, especially the users - that's you! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190726SoftwareProblems.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1992 ojb@mac.com Fri, 26 Aug 2019 07:05:56 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-01-31 Why? Why? Why? (Blog Entry) Unless you're a kid, try to avoid why? why? why? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190131WhyWhyWhy">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1963 ojb@mac.com Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:56:25 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-11-25 Speaking in Catchphrases (Blog Entry) I guess "that's the work of the devil" is the ultimate catchphrase! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181125SpeakingInCatchphrases.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1949 ojb@mac.com Sun, 25 Nov 2018 10:28:50 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-11-29 Concept Creep and Escalation (Blog Entry) When you are aware of these processes you see them everywhere. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181129ConceptCreepAndEscalation.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1951 ojb@mac.com Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:36:34 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-12-04 Horrific Deceit (Blog Entry) Capitalism in general can be horrifically deceitful. But only if we let it. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181204HorrificDeceit.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1952 ojb@mac.com Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:54:46 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-12-10 Backward Steps (Blog Entry) I'm sick of bad design, but I might as well get used to it. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181210BackwardSteps.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1953 ojb@mac.com Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:29:44 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-12-17 Angels Dancing (Blog Entry) Then we get the "angels dancing on the head of a pin" types of comments. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181217AngelsDancing.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1954 ojb@mac.com Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:31:29 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-12-19 If Chimps Had Nukes (Blog Entry) Just imagine what the world would be like if chimps had nukes! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181219IfChimpsHadNukes.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1955 ojb@mac.com Wed, 19 Dec 2018 02:51:12 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-12-20 Nothing Trivial (Blog Entry) A significant number of students didn't know what the word "trivial" meant. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181220NothingTrivial.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1956 ojb@mac.com Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:31:40 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-05-05 Adventures of a Work Unit (Blog Post) It had not been one of her better days, and she knew it. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190410AdventuresOfAWorkUnit.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1975 ojb@mac.com Wed, 10 Apr 2019 03:50:48 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2019-03-28 A Free Speech Rant (Blog Post) I just hope those who seek to deny our rights are listening. But, of course, they aren't. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20190328AFreeSpeechRant.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1973 ojb@mac.com Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:12:02 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-11-09 The Folly of Human Conceits (Blog Entry) There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181109TheFollyofHumanConceits.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1946 ojb@mac.com Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:21:28 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-10-18 A Virtual World (Blog Entry) Living in a VR might be the great equaliser. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181018AVirtualWorld.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1941 ojb@mac.com Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:28:36 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-10-20 Arrogance and Ignorance (Blog Entry) Whatever we do, we must eliminate that deadly combination of arrogance and ignorance! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181020ArroganceAndIgnorance.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1942 ojb@mac.com Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:02:50 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-10-24 The Secrets to My Success (Blog Entry) I actually care about making my clients interactions with computers as good as possible. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20181024TheSecretsToMySuccess.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1943 ojb@mac.com Wed, 24 Oct 2018 03:21:35 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-09-24 Thank You, Serena (Blog Entry) In conclusion I say "thank you, Serena". Please continue to make a fool of yourself. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180924ThankYouSerena.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1937 ojb@mac.com Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:59:10 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-05-14 Facebook is Watching You! (Blog Entry) I know Facebook is spying on me, and often in very subtle ways. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180514FacebookIsWatchingYou.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1914 ojb@mac.com Mon, 14 May 2018 08:31:24 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-05-01 Jesus Says "Me Too" (Blog Entry) What a world we live in. A serious academic thinks Jesus was the victim of sexual abuse. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180501JesusSaysMeToo.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1913 ojb@mac.com Wed, 02 May 2018 00:32:15 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-04-29 Goddamn Sucks! (Blog Entry) Goldman Sachs should have no place in any decent society. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180429GoddamnSucks.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1912 ojb@mac.com Sun, 29 Apr 2018 02:31:14 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-04-26 Free Will Again (Blog Entry) I'm still no closer to finding a final answer on this subject than I was when I started. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180426FreeWillAgain.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1911 ojb@mac.com Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:38:47 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-04-19 Maoris and Gays (Blog Entry) Political correctness is not as widely accepted as it might seem. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180419MaorisAndGays.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1910 ojb@mac.com Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:50:16 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-03-21 Jobs, Hitchens, Hawking (Blog Entry) Is it normal to feel a real sense of loss when people you never even met die? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180321JobsHitchensHawking.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1906 ojb@mac.com Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:19:58 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-02-24 West is Best (Blog Entry) It seems to me that the conclusion is inescapable: the Western World is the best. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180224WestIsBest.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1902 ojb@mac.com Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:15:55 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-02-19 Join the Mansplainers (Blog Entry) Join the mansplainers, because the truth doesn't belong to any one group. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180219JoinTheMansplainers.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1901 ojb@mac.com Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:37:53 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-02-10 No More -isms (Blog Entry) If you currently follow feminism, please don't become a feminazi! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180210NoMoreIsms.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1900 ojb@mac.com Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:59:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-02-05 Utopia or Dystopia? (Blog Entry) Will it be a utopia or a dystopia? No one knows. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180205UtopiaOrDystopia.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1898 ojb@mac.com Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:05:04 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2018-01-30 Fake News (Blog Entry) How can I criticise biased radio shows when our premium news service is really not a lot better? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20180130FakeNews.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1896 ojb@mac.com Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:13:05 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-12-15 Management of Change (Blog Entry) It is the duty of every worker to protect his company from its management. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171215ManagementOfChange.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1889 ojb@mac.com Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:31:38 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-12-13 Racist Misogynist Xenophobe (Blog Entry) Apparently, according to some people, I am a racist and/or a misogynist and/or a xenophobe. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171213RacistMisogynistXenophobe.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1888 ojb@mac.com Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:27:45 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-11-30 Cosmological Musings (Blog Entry) Obviously we don't know the truth about the origin or fundamental nature of the universe. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171130CosmologicalMusings.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1887 ojb@mac.com Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:14:32 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-11-27 Genesis Version 2.0 (Blog Entry) He seems to live in his office upstairs but we never see him. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171127GenesisVersion20.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1886 ojb@mac.com Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:16:17 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-11-19 Good or Bad (Blog Entry) So, in summary, religion in schools. Good or bad? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171119GoodOrBad.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1885 ojb@mac.com Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:22:22 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-11-08 Is This Paradise? (Blog Entry) As I have said in past blog posts: bring on the revolution! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171108IsThisParadise.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1884 ojb@mac.com Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:30:26 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-11-01 Revolting and Primitive (Blog Entry) I like to get involved with controversial topics when I debate people on-line. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171101RevoltingAndPrimitive.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1883 ojb@mac.com Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:19:36 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-10-26 Nostradamus (Web Page) Did his writing really predict the future? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171026Nostradamus.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherSkepticism/Nostradamus.html ojb@mac.com Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:21:44 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-10-25 The Bermuda Triangle (Web Page) Is there really anything mysterious about the Bermuda Triangle? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171025TheBermudaTriangle.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherSkepticism/Bermuda.html ojb@mac.com Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:57:20 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-10-24 The Shroud of Turin (Web Page) Is the Shroud of Turin genuine? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171024TheShroudOfTurin.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherSkepticism/Shroud.html ojb@mac.com Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:57:26 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-10-16 Child or Picasso? (Blog Entry) No philosophical system can really answer these questions. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171016ChildOrPicasso.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1881 ojb@mac.com Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:43:49 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-10-11 Too Much of a Good Thing (Blog Entry) Do what you think is right, but avoid too much of a good thing. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171011TooMuchOfAGoodThing.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1880 ojb@mac.com Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:58:51 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-10-04 Some More Quotes (Blog Entry) That truth is that religion is just immoral, irrational BS. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20171004SomeMoreQuotes.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1879 ojb@mac.com Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:20:09 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-09-22 The Least Bad (Blog Entry) It's rather unfortunate that our current systems don't give us the freedoms and other benefits they promise. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170922TheLeastBad.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1878 ojb@mac.com Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:47:10 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-09-18 Facts, Logic, Morality (Blog Entry) I have created a three step process which formalises by debating technique. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170918FactsLogicMorality.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1877 ojb@mac.com Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:49:36 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-09-03 The Hard Problem (Blog Entry) Maybe all of this stuff is "not even wrong" and maybe it is pointless... <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170903TheHardProblem.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1874 ojb@mac.com Sun, 03 Sep 2017 10:30:37 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-08-28 Captain's Log (Blog Entry) The unthinkable has happened. Our landing party has confirmed that the structures are artificial. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170828CaptainsLog.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1873 ojb@mac.com Mon, 28 Aug 2017 11:00:26 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-08-02 Waking Up (Blog Entry) Unlike most of my opponents I can justify my opinions with rational reasoning. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170802WakingUp.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1869 ojb@mac.com Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:56:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-07-25 1K of RAM (Blog Entry) One of my first computers had just 1K of RAM. That's enough to store... well, almost nothing. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170725OneKOfRAM.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1868 ojb@mac.com Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:36:46 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-06-28 Making Us Smart (Blog Entry) The internet will make you really smart, not dumb! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170628MakingUsSmart.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1862 ojb@mac.com Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:20:12 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2017-05-23 A Ticket to Heaven (Blog Entry) We don't get a ticket to heaven through mindless servility to a deity. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20170523ATicketToHeaven.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1855 ojb@mac.com Tue, 23 May 2017 11:25:53 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-11-24 Hate Speech (Blog Entry) Is censorship of controversial speech a good thing? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20161124HateSpeech.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1823 ojb@mac.com Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:37:06 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-10-19 No Answers (Blog Entry) There's no reason to think that all questions have an answer. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20161019NoAnswers.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1817 ojb@mac.com Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:11:35 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-10-15 Pointless Jobs (Blog Entry) I recently read an opinion piece on the subject of why capitalism has created so many pointless jobs. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20161015PointlessJobs.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1816 ojb@mac.com Sat, 15 Oct 2016 01:16:27 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-10-05 A Real Prisoners Dilemma (Blog Entry) Each individual making the most rational decision does not result in the best outcome for either. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20161005ARealPrisonersDilemma.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1814 ojb@mac.com Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:32:01 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-08-20 Zappa (Blog Entry) Ain't it bleak when you've got so much nothin'? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160820Zappa.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1808 ojb@mac.com Sun, 21 Aug 2016 23:03:14 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-07-09 I Demand My Moon Base (Blog Entry) A Moon base could be built for less than the cost of just one new aircraft carrier. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160709IDemandMyMoonBase.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1801 ojb@mac.com Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:40:50 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-06-04 Pointless, Unproductive, Unnecessary (Blog Entry) We must dispense with everything that is pointless, unproductive, and unnecessary. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160604PointlessUnproductiveUnnecessary.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1794 ojb@mac.com Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:58:49 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-05-19 Abandon Ship (Blog Entry) So the ship sails on, sinking lower in the water every year. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160519AbandonShip.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1792 ojb@mac.com Thu, 19 May 2016 08:54:32 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-05-18 Behavioral Economics (Blog Entry) It seemed to me that economics is based on interesting theoretical ideas that have little connection with the real world. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160518BehavioralEconomics.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1791 ojb@mac.com Wed, 18 May 2016 10:44:27 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-05-07 Bordering on Impossible (Blog Entry) A good phrase to describe the staggering difficulty of this task was "bordering on impossible". <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160507BorderingOnImpossible.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1788 ojb@mac.com Sat, 07 May 2016 00:58:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-03-16 Sadness and Beauty (Blog Entry) Just beauty will be left, but some sadness too. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160316SadnessAndBeauty.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1778 ojb@mac.com Wed, 16 Mar 2016 02:56:53 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-03-14 Policy Schmolicy (Blog Entry) All I can say is "rules shmules" and "policy shmolicy!" <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160314PolicySchmolicy.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1777 ojb@mac.com Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:24:44 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2016-01-25 The Latest PC BS (Blog Entry) I'm sick of dissenting opinions not being taken seriously, and I'm really sick of all the PC BS! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20160125TheLatestPCBS.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1765 ojb@mac.com Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:40:22 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-11-19 The Morality of Machines (Blog Entry) I get back to the old free will question again... but did I really have any choice? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20151119TheMoralityOfMachines.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1751 ojb@mac.com Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:11:11 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-11-04 The Enigma (Blog Entry) If it's hard to build a computer and hard to write code, it should be hard to use them too! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20151104TheEnigma.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1748 ojb@mac.com Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:31:41 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-10-21 Fantastic Feynman (Blog Entry) I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20151021FantasticFeynman.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1746 ojb@mac.com Wed, 21 Oct 2015 05:10:01 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-09-21 Insulting Sir Pita (Blog Entry) In general, being too precious about your culture is just counter-productive. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20150921InsultingSirPita.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1741 ojb@mac.com Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:59:11 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-08-08 Do These Make Sense? (Blog Entry) Do we criticise science the way it should be or the way it is? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20150808DoTheseMakeSense.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1733 ojb@mac.com Sat, 08 Aug 2015 00:57:33 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-05-10 Dilbert (Blog Entry) It might seem that if the workplace is so much like the farcical world of Dilbert that we have no hope. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20150510Dilbert.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1717 ojb@mac.com Sun, 10 May 2015 00:06:50 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2015-05-04 More BS News (Blog Entry) So things don't look good for New Zealand finally growing up... <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20150504MoreBSNews.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1716 ojb@mac.com Mon, 04 May 2015 03:40:07 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2014-08-29 Science and Art (Blog Entry) My loyal readers might have noticed that I haven't written a blog post for a while... <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20140829ScienceAndArt.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1676 ojb@mac.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:02:51 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2014-07-19 Not Even Wrong (Blog Entry) Some people think that creationism has some merit. How can it? It's not even wrong! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20140719NotEvenWrong.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1668 ojb@mac.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:18:23 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2014-06-23 Pastafarian Infidels (Blog Entry) Now you know why us atheists all love your religion so much! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20140623PastafarianInfidels.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1661 ojb@mac.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:01:24 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2014-04-25 The Libertarian Dream (Blog Entry) There is no such thing as a lousy job - only lousy men who don't care to do it. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20140425TheLibertarianDream.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1648 ojb@mac.com Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:32:52 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2014-02-19 All My Macs (Blog Entry) Ah yes, those were the days when programmers were real programmers! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20140219AllMyMacs.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1629 ojb@mac.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:51:47 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-12-19 Evidence For a Multiverse (Blog Entry) A multiverse theory can answer many questions in a rather elegant way. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20131219EvidenceForAMultiverse.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1609 ojb@mac.com Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:25:27 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-11-27 Law vs Morality (Blog Entry) What is legal and what is morally right are two different things. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20131127LawVsMorality.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1598 ojb@mac.com Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:44:18 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-11-23 Science Isn't the Enemy (Blog Entry) Astronomers shouldn't take the lack of respect for them as anything personal. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20131123ScienceIsntTheEnemy.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1596 ojb@mac.com Sat, 23 Nov 2013 05:51:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-11-21 A Dinosaur Theme Park (Blog Entry) What's the difference between IBM and Jurassic Park? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20131121ADinosaurThemePark.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1595 ojb@mac.com Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:22:27 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-10-16 Inspiring Leaders (Blog Entry) I do my own thing and I don't really want to just follow anyone else, except perhaps Richard Feynman! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20131016InspiringLeaders.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1580 ojb@mac.com Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:48:58 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-10-13 Nothing's Too Hard (Blog Entry) It's not my job to fix it - but how hard can it be? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20131013NothingsTooHard.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1579 ojb@mac.com Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:58:58 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-09-27 A Modest Proposal (Blog Entry) So maybe the answer is that all electorate MPs should be independent. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130827AModestProposal.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1566 ojb@mac.com Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:38:51 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-07-11 They Got It Wrong (Blog Entry) Consider two technologies such as flying cars and computers... <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130711TheyGotItWrong.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1550 ojb@mac.com Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:32:47 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-05-08 Users Losers? (Blog Entry) Computers can be bizarre and difficult to understand, but compared with users, they are a trivial problem. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130508UsersLosers.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1527 ojb@mac.com Wed, 08 May 2013 09:21:43 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-04-22 Two Complete Morons (Blog Entry) In the case of these two people, only one is clearly a moron, but the other is much worse! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130422TwoCompleteMorons.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1522 ojb@mac.com Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:24:36 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-03-13 When the Revolution Comes (Blog Entry) They'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130313WhenTheRevolutionComes.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1508 ojb@mac.com Wed, 13 Mar 2013 09:24:42 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-03-05 Some Philosophical Thoughts (Blog Entry) We can never know anything for certain - not even the fact that we can't know anything for certain. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130305SomePhilosophicalThoughts.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1506 ojb@mac.com Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:24:20 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-01-30 Favourite Things 3 Part 2 (Blog Entry) The HST has been great value for money and truly deserves to be one of my favourite things. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130130FavouriteThings3Part2.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1491 ojb@mac.com Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:57:15 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-01-25 Favourite Things 3 (Blog Entry) Some of Hubble's work was best described as gruelling. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130125FavouriteThings3.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1490 ojb@mac.com Sat, 26 Jan 2013 01:10:35 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2013-01-10 Favourite Things 2 (Blog Entry) The iPhone is an extraordinary device and a masterpiece of both technology and design. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20130110FavouriteThings2.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1485 ojb@mac.com Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:40:13 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2012-12-10 Favourite Things 1 (Blog Entry) We need more of this sort of thing and I find it really frustrating when science and engineering budgets are cut. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20121210FavouriteThings1.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1475 ojb@mac.com Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:55:43 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2012-12-06 Have a Cigarette (Blog Entry) The next time I hear anyone denying pollution, or evolution, or climate change I should just say "here, have a cigarette!" <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20121206HaveACigarette.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1473 ojb@mac.com Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:23:03 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2012-04-27 Its Five Day Mission (Blog Entry) This version of the story is authorised by the public relations department of Starfleet Command, Inc. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20120427ItsFiveDayMission.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1382 ojb@mac.com Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:17:02 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2011-03-14 Predicting Earthquakes (Web Page) Predicting Earthquakes (and the Weather) using the Moon. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20110314PredictingEarthquakes.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherSkepticism/MoonEarthquake.html ojb@mac.com Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:35:24 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2011-03-03 Dawkins vs God (Blog Entry) Do you believe in Richard Dawkins? If your answer was yes, why? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20110303DawkinsVsGod.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1274 ojb@mac.com Thu, 03 Mar 2011 09:15:34 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2011-02-16 Cosmic Jewish Zombie (Blog Entry) A cosmic Jewish zombie who was his own father can make you live forever. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20110216CosmicJewishZombie.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1268 ojb@mac.com Wed, 16 Feb 2011 02:09:12 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2010-11-29 Intellectual Ghettos (Blog Entry) It's tempting just to let people live in the intellectual ghettos they create for themselves but it's not that easy. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20101129IntellectualGhettos.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1247 ojb@mac.com Sun, 28 Nov 2010 22:38:58 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2010-09-20 This Much I Know (Blog Entry) By all means sit cross-legged on top of a mountain occasionally. But don't do it for very long. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20100920ThisMuchIKnow.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1224 ojb@mac.com Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:13:43 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2009-11-18 Inspirational (Blog Entry) This sums it all up for true science fanatics: Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20091118Inspirational.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=1120 ojb@mac.com Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:55:03 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2008-02-20 The God Delusion (Blog Entries) I recently finished reading Richard Dawkins' book, the God Delusion. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20080220TheGodDelusion.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=702 ojb@mac.com Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:55:45 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-08-20 Jesus Jesus Jesus (Blog Entry) Its a particularly sick form of self-flagellation making myself listen to creationists. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070820JesusJesusJesus.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=590 ojb@mac.com Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:23:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-05-21 Sublime Ignorance (Blog Entry) I was involved with two debates this weekend... <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070521SublimeIgnorance.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=537 ojb@mac.com Mon, 21 May 2007 11:06:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-05-05 Degree of Faith (Blog Entry) Science or atheism aren't religions just because they require faith. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070508DegreeOfFaith.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=528 ojb@mac.com Tue, 08 May 2007 11:06:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-03-20 What Planet? (Blog Entry) I always wait for the other person to start the debate - then I go for the kill! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070320WhatPlanet.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=498 ojb@mac.com Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:06:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-03-12 Aaaiiieeee! (Blog Entry) I can just hear the anguished screams from Steve Ballmer's office now. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070312Aaaiiieeee.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=492 ojb@mac.com Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:06:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-02-22 Planning (Blog Entry) A comment about the pride and smug superiority Apple users should feel. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070222Planning.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=477 ojb@mac.com Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:06:30 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-02-22 Apple Pride (Blog Entry) Maybe I'll just sit there and enjoy the mindless bureaucracy of it all! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070222ApplePride.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=480 ojb@mac.com Thu, 22 Feb 2007 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-01-22 Einsteinian Religion (Blog Entry) Sometimes listening to pseudo-scientists is like watching a car wreck! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070122EinsteinianReligion.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=461 ojb@mac.com Mon, 22 Jan 2007 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2007-01-15 Lusers (Blog Entry) Sometimes listening to pseudo-scientists is like watching a car wreck! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20070115Lusers.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=456 ojb@mac.com Mon, 15 Jan 2007 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-11-03 Like Watching a Car Wreck (Blog Entry) Sometimes listening to pseudo-scientists is like watching a car wreck! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20061103WatchingCarWreck.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=407 ojb@mac.com Fri, 03 Nov 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-11-02 The Google (Blog Entry) What standards of knowledge should we demand from our political leaders? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20061102TheGoogle.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=419 ojb@mac.com Thu, 02 Nov 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-09-06 Moon Hoax (Web Page) Were the Apollo missions of the late 60s and 70s real or just a NASA hoax? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060906MoonHoax.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherOpinions/MoonHoax.html ojb@mac.com Wed, 06 Sep 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-09-04 Evidence for the Big Bang (Web Page) Why do we think the Big Bang is a good explanation of the origin of the Universe? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060904EvidenceForBigBang.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherPhilosophy/ReligionBigBang.html ojb@mac.com Mon, 04 Sep 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-05-30 Chicken or Egg (Blog Entry) What came first, the chicken or the egg? Now we know the answer <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060530ChickenOrEgg.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=337 ojb@mac.com Tue, 30 May 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-05-19 Just Dumb (Blog Entry) Its just dumb to still believe something when there's good evidence that its false <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060519JustDumb.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=331 ojb@mac.com Fri, 19 May 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-05-08 No UFOs (Blog Entry) UFOs do exist, but they aren't alien visitors from other planets <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060508NoUFOs.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=322 ojb@mac.com Mon, 08 May 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-05-04 Progress at Last (Blog Entry) Maybe we will finally have some progress with better Internet networking in New Zealand <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060504ProgressAtLast.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=319 ojb@mac.com Thu, 04 May 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-04-21 Warbirds 2006 (Blog Entry) The Warbirds Over Wanaka Air Show 2006 was a spectacular event <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060421Warbirds2006.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=313 ojb@mac.com Fri, 21 Apr 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-03-30 Hubble (Blog Entry) Edwin Hubble could have been a rich lawyer, but he decided to be an astronomer instead <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060330Hubble.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=306 ojb@mac.com Thu, 30 Mar 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-02-28 Cameras (Web Page) Some comments and observations concerning cameras and photography <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060228Cameras.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPhotoIntro/Cameras.html ojb@mac.com Tue, 28 Feb 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-02-24 Omega Centauri (Web Page) Observing notes on the globular cluster Omega Centauri <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060224OmegaCentauri.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuAstroObjects/OmegaCen.html ojb@mac.com Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:04:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-02-24 Contrast and Brightness (Web Page) How to use Photoshop to improve contrast and brightness of photos <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060224ContrastBrightness.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPhotoTips/ContrastBrightness.html ojb@mac.com Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-01-30 One Good Run (Blog Entry) One Good Run: the Legend of Burt Munro <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060130OneGoodRun.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=276 ojb@mac.com Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2006-01-24 Lies and Creationism (Blog Entry) Are most Creationists ignorant, deluded, or liars? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20060124LiesAndCreationism.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=274 ojb@mac.com Tue, 24 Jan 2006 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-10-21 Religious Cowards (Blog Entry) Is agnosticism just another name for cowardice? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20051021ReligiousCowards.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=227 ojb@mac.com Fri, 21 Oct 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-10-14 IBM (Blog Entry) Its the 60th anniversary of the origin of IBM Research. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20051014IBM.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=236 ojb@mac.com Fri, 14 Oct 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-08-16 Apple Notes (Blog Entry) A couple of comments on recent news from the world of Apple. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050816AppleNotes.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=209 ojb@mac.com Tue, 16 Aug 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-07-21 Truth (Blog Entry) Some people have a warped idea of what's true and what isn't! <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050721Truth.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=197 ojb@mac.com Thu, 07 Jul 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-06-16 Bible in Schools (Blog Entry) Should religious groups be able to run in our schools? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050616BibleInSchools.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=184 ojb@mac.com Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-06-15 Mac OS X Speed (Web Page) What you can do to make Mac OS X run a bit faster. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050615MacOSXSpeed.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuMacTips/MacOSXSpeed.html ojb@mac.com Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-05-23 Alien Life (Blog Entry) Why have we never found alien life in our Universe? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050523AlienLife.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=174 ojb@mac.com Mon, 23 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-05-19 My Favourite Music (Web Page) Have a listen to some of my favourite music. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050519MyFavouriteMusic.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuOtherMusic/Music.html ojb@mac.com Thu, 19 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-05-16 Rally Shift (Web Page) Rally Shift is a cool rally racing game for Mac OS X. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050516RallyShift.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuMacBest/RallyShift.html ojb@mac.com Mon, 16 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-05-06 Progress (Blog Entry) Where is the real progress in computer operating systems happening? <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050506Progress.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=168 ojb@mac.com Fri, 13 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-04-13 Microsoft Avoidance (Blog Entry) How to avoid using Microsoft programs, and some possible alternatives. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050413MicrosoftAvoidance.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=158 ojb@mac.com Thu, 12 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-04-01 Databases (Blog Entry) Some thoughts on recent database development work I've been doing. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050401Databases.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=151 ojb@mac.com Fri, 13 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-03-09 Big Bang (Blog Entry) Some thoughts on the Big Bang theory and the origin of the Universe. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050309BigBang.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=141 ojb@mac.com Thu, 05 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General OJB's Podcast 2005-02-17 Einstein (Blog Entry) Its one hundred years since Einstein's great discoveries in physics. <a href="http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuPodcasts/OJBsPodcast20050217Einstein.mp3">(Listen)</a> http://www.ojb.co.nz/owen/XuBlog/BlogPage.html?code=131 ojb@mac.com Wed, 04 May 2005 00:05:00 GMT General