4ZZZ had a massive influence on me as a teenager growing up in the suburbs north of Brisbane. 4ZZZ was where I heard Sonic Youth for the first time. Same with Einstürzende Neubauten, Dinosaur Jr, the list goes on and on. It showed there was amazing art being created that was hidden from me within the strict confines of mainstream radio.
4ZZZ also politicised me. It was the first place I heard serious discussion about indigenous issues, women’s rights, LGBTQIA issues, workers rights, and again, the list could go on. For a suburban boy, these discussions were sometimes confusing, sometimes confronting, but constantly mind expanding.
Might sound overblown, but 4ZZZ played a big part in shaping my tastes and views to this day.
Last night, 4ZZZ played one of my songs. I can die happy now.
Thanks 4ZZZ and Adrian from Rusted Satellites.
There were of course a bunch of other excellent Australian and overseas artists on the show. Go check it out.
By far our favourite radio show in Mexico 🥰
Think IoT hacking is the only thing to worry about with your smarthome?
This report out of China talks about how smart doorlocks are being linked to central government databases so that your comings and goings can be tracked and analysed with other data such as Health and Travel records.
Even worse, they are increasingly being made mandatory.
It’s all being couched in “for your own protection” terms of course, but this part starts to touch on more sinister uses:
“The purpose, according to the authorities, is to collect information to be analyzed and used for advanced “massive investigation and transformation” to control the migrant population.”
Now before those of us outside China get too comfortable, it’s not a million miles from reports of Amazon working with Police to allow access to their doorbell cameras.
The EP we mentioned a few months back is done. It also has a name: Requiem.
It has been uploaded to our music page, and will show up on all your favourite streaming sites when seemingly lengthy but unspecified review processes are complete.
4 tracks as we suspected, and subscribers to our mailing list can download the first single, The Darkness Where The Future Was, free.
This is our future, playing out live on twitter right now. Billionaire Presidential candidate caught in a lie on Twitter, sends in the bots to defend and distract.
It’s like a clumsier take on Indonesia’s “buzzers”. Twitter have suspended the accounts, but more will pop up in their places.
If they weren’t so poorly implemented, we might not have been able to watch live, however this will only teach them to be more sophisticated and that is a scary thought.
“On Monday afternoon, GEDmatch announced it was being taken over by a new owner, the forensic genomics firm Verogen…specializing in next-generation DNA testing services catered to law enforcement. Verogen may also start offering genealogy searches like the ones that have so far identified suspects in as many as 70 cases. “Never before have we as a society had the opportunity to serve as a molecular eyewitness, enabling law enforcement to solve violent crimes efficiently and with certainty,” “
You may trust the current owners of a service, but that can all change quickly. Once your data is out there, it’s on its own in the wild, whether or not you only shared it with Fitbit, not Google, your government’s centralised medical records, or through spitting in a tube to find out how much Neanderthal DNA you have.