Monday, October 13, 2008

Open Letter to Danie Krugel

Hopefully this letter will receive a better response from Mr Krugel than mine did.

(In case you're wondering, he never did respond to mine)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Stop Danie Krugel

As my regular readers will no doubt be aware, I have blogged about Danie Krugel several times.

For the new kids, Krugel is a guy who obtained notoriety for his supposed invention of a machine that can track people over long distances using DNA, quantum mechanics and GPS technology.

In other words, it doesn't track anybody.

But that hasn't stopped him from preying on vulnerable and desperate people looking for their missing loved ones, and generating a fair amount of media buzz.

Fortunately Ivan from Subtle Shift in Emphasis has launched a campaign to expose this fraud for what he is. Go check it out:

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New Blog

I've started a new blog that probably won't interest many of you. But I thought I'd announce it here anyway, in case some of you are desperate for something to read.

STARFLEET International are going through a tough time at the moment. The Commander STARFLEET is pretty unpopular with a small group of outspoken dissidents, and has faced an unending torrent of what can only be described as abuse from them since he entered office in January.

As a result of the unending flame war, hundreds of members are choosing not to renew their membership, and STARFLEET is in pretty bad shape. Several of the dissidents have created blogs as a soap-box for their rhetoric, and I thought it was time for someone to inject a little logic into the proceedings.

So I launched STARFLEET Fail FAIL, a play on the name of the biggest of the dissident blogs, STARFLEET Fail. My fellow bloggers and I intend to try and critically analyise the arguments presented by the dissidents with the intent to weed out all the logical fallacies, propaganda techniques and pure silliness in the hope of finding the real message behind it all.

I hope that there is actually a message there, and it's not just a group of difficult-minded people with nothing better to do than annoy other Trekkies. But we'll see.

So, if you're interested in social dynamics of volunteer organisations, the inner workings of organised Star Trek fandom, or just have a morbid curiosity about just how seriously Trekkies take all of it, please feel free to take a look!