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Ian Fraser

Ian Fraser

    Telkom is 'a fat kid sitting on a pile of sweets'
    Telkom is 'a fat kid sitting on a pile of sweets'
    As you'll have noticed, the Dark Lords of Mordor at the Mail & Guardian Online decided that this column should have a "theme" each week --...
    Wireless world
    Wireless world
    If you're a regular local Internet user then you will know just how complicated and slow the whole business of getting online is. Sentech's new...
    Spyware, scumware and Absa
    Spyware, scumware and Absa
    You've no doubt heard of the Absa accounts that were breached by hackers. The media have made much of internet banking being compromised and the...
    Comic Book Hell and the Online Music Gestapo
    Comic Book Hell and the Online Music Gestapo
    There's a new movie coming that I sneakily got to see recently - it's about Jack the Ripper, and it's based on Alan Moore's classic graphic novel...
    Real Aliens and Terror to Excuse a Police State
    Real Aliens and Terror to Excuse a Police State
    Remember years ago, spending twenty cents a time to play an arcade game involving a moving paddle at the bottom of the screen, a bouncing ball, and...
    Down's Syndrome Dolls
    Down's Syndrome Dolls
    The UN Summit is getting closer, and China is fighting to prevent the Dalai Lama's party from being allowed to attend. Not content with invading...
    Mexican Horror & Physics Lessons from Britney
    Mexican Horror & Physics Lessons from Britney
    If you're new to computers, then you'll have discovered the wall of jargon before. But don't get embarrassed: just try these next sites where you...
    Sumo humping - it's a conspiracy
    Sumo humping - it's a conspiracy
    Local TV has decided to screen a BBC 'conspiracies' series, finally introducing the idea that the world is a lot sneakier than the Idol's-watchers previously thought. So here's a few more conspiracy things. ...
    Who do you blame for impure thoughts?
    Who do you blame for impure thoughts?
    Okay, I've decided that a number of local politicians need a serious beating, and I'm the person to help organise this. How, you ask? Well,...
    Amish erotica and Luke Skywalker in South Park
    Amish erotica and Luke Skywalker in South Park
    So you have a cat, and a laser scanner. Ever considered combining them? There's a long-running site where you can browse the pix of people who've...
    Kilroy Was Here
    Kilroy Was Here
    Okay let's start off by looking at the animal known as Robert Mugabe. Just to demonstrate that it's not only white people who can be deranged...
    Finally, an important issue? the comb-over
    Finally, an important issue? the comb-over
    Fancy going up against a chicken, in a game of noughts and crosses, for $10 000? Well, you'd have to get to Las Vegas to do it in person - but...