Posts tagged opinion
UK Government Just Admitted To Illegally Spying On Citizens for 17 Years, But Won't Stop

After a legal battle that spanned more than a year, the UK government's surveillance agency - GCHQ - admitted to illegally spying for the past 17 years and apologised for their actions. But then, thanks to some tiny changes in GCHQ policy, it turns out they can carry on without being punished.

Isn't that some bull shit...

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The Science Of How Comment Trolls Influence Your Opinion

It's almost second nature to expect a series of trollish comments below any science story published on the internet.  Generally, we like to think that these responses don't influence us; but this couldn't be further from the truth.  New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that their tone can actually impact readers' opinions about the subject of the article.

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Lord McAlpine, You Cannot Sue Every Twitter User

Can you imagine what it must feel like to be publically branded a pedophile? That's exactly what happened to the former Tory party grandee Lord McAlpine. Is it any wonder he wanted to clear his name. In the past, if your reputation was injured the law gave you the chance to sue for slander,or in this case libel. The problem is, how can you sue tens of thousands of people who use Twitter? Obviously you can't, and that's where the problem lies.

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A Spooky Sensation: Carrie

Walking into my local charity shop the other day (on the hunt for some cheap Halloween attire) I came across a very bland and old fashioned salmon pink dress, very popular in modern day trends I think. The girl in front of me wanted to purchase it, but stated that she had no money on that particular day and would return for it tomorrow. Upon arrival the next day she discovered it lavished in ‘blood red’ paint, and saw the label now stated “CARRIE” in large letters. No doubt you could imagine the horrors the girl felt when she saw the tarnished dress, but in reality the horror came to me.

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Love And Hate Of Paranormal Activity

It has both gained a huge approving audience, and yet an insurmountable history of hatred all at the same time.  Paranormal Activity has been quite the talking point for its frightful minimalism of horror and Blair Witch style cinematography; but these have been the very reasons why you either love or hate the film.  

Turns out we at New Rising Media can never come to an agreement on any debate, so we've taken two polarising opinions from two divided editors.  Hopefully they'll forgive each other soon; but we're not banking on it.

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Editorial: Slender Is Not Scary

I followed the advice: play Slender at midnight wearing headphones.  The psychologically troubling atmosphere and sheer tension my friends described was enough to excite anyone who thinks of the original Silent Hill as one of his favourite games.

I take a second to prepare myself, and I play, only to find a disappointly tame experience.  Why?

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Why I'm Buying The iPhone 5, And Why You'd Be Wise To Do So Too

The iPhone 5 wasn't the revolutionary device people anticipated.  I get that.  The feeling of solidarity through disappointment about the sizeable lack of innovation from the last generation (which had already stung many before with a near identical device compared to the year before that) has been felt by even those faithful solely to Apple.  This should have been the phone they announced in 2011.

So why do I find myself as one of the two million who ordered the phone within the hour?  After so many blog posts rallying against the purchase of the iPhone 5, recommending such a device is going to be an impossible task.

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Diablo III Fallout Should Put A Nail In The Coffin Of Always-On DRM

It promised to be one of the biggest videogame launches of all-time. 12 years in waiting, Blizzard’s Diablo III was already the biggest pre-seller ever and as highly anticipated as any game has been in recent gaming history. But it's launch will be one the team behind will not forget in a hurry - it was one instead deeply, drastically marred from the very second Blizzard turned the switch on its quite hellish creation. The perils of always-on DRM security and our route to a digital-only future are only now beginning to reveal their ugly faces.

 

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Editorial: Plan B Is Only Half Right. Everybody Is Alienated

So Plan B (Ben Drew) has returned to his roots in rap and underground electronic music with his new release 'ill Manors,' and was interviewed recently by MistaJam on BBC Radio 1Xtra about some of the topics surrounding rioters' motives across Britain last year, and the stereotypical nature of the press when it comes to the working class.  Alongside this he also released a statement on his website.

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