The problem with the games

Short of living under a rock for the last year, I’m pretty sure you have heard all about the Olympic games and that the Paralympic games are now started and not too surprisingly there seems to be a lack of interest in it … and I’m not that surprised.

When the Olympic games become known who is hosting and the other stuff it does (am a great believer it should stay in Greece but that’s a debate for another day about IOC corruption) there is an insane amount of hype built into the marketing which successfully causes quite a lot of people to attend or watch it. The problem with this is that the Paralympic suffers from this as by the time the Olympics is over the hype is over and if it was shown before the Olympics people still would not be interested as the hype is built over the Olympics. 
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The problem with teaching for exams

If I ever had a passion in life it would be education and the gift of both learning and teaching – it’s why I am a massive fan of edX and currently been doing a course called “Judaism Through Its Scriptures”.

Now with this passion I have been involved in pretty much most of the stages of academia – I have been a student in Further & Higher Education, I have taught at Higher Level Education, I have been a teaching assistant at a few of those levels and I have noticed a major problem that happens and it’s to do with exams. 
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Let kids be kids

Kid don't care

Kid don’t care.

For anyone that is Catholic, raised in a Catholic family or follow major news outlets would likely have heard that the Holy Father (Pope Francis) said a few hours ago that it is horrible children are being taught that they are “able to choose their gender” and it may strike you as odd as the current Holy Father is quite progressive but honestly he is right.

Children at a young age can not, do not and will not be able to understand how they feel REGARDLESS how often people try to explain it to them and in doing so just pushes pressure onto them that they may otherwise disagree with later.
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When its time to switch channels?

They need a move video feature ...

They need a move video feature …

I’m sure quite a few people who still reads Tweaked for your Pleasure is aware I have a YouTube channel where I used to upload a couple of rants about stuff, some product reviews but I’m sure you may have noticed it turned into a gaming channel.

Now not that there is anything wrong with creating a gaming channel as I do enjoy making the videos but at the same time I kinda caused an issue where the fans of my original videos are now being bombed with videos related to gaming that they are not interested in.
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Is it too hard to make a keyboard?

Best phone I ever had!

Best phone I ever had!

Searching the Internet on a mobile phone is okay at the best of times when you are using a touch screen and I can understand why they include them as they allow the devices to become thinner, smaller and all that bollocks but is it seriously that hard to make a good mobile phone that has a good physical keyboard that actually runs modern operating systems?

Although its been a while from when I last used it but the last phone I could remember that had a really good physical keyboard that you could actually write emails on, documents and hell even post on community forums when they still used to exist was the o2 XDA Exec (HTC Universal was the original phone name before it was branded).
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The ethics of Adblocking

While I would not imagine this is such a heated debate as it once was but I am surprised that ad blocking is still legal in countries. For those that may not know but adverts pay for a lot of web sites to stay online (and not even to profit, I would imagine most sites do not even break even) and ad blocking is a method of changing your browser (or host files etc) so that adverts on these websites are removed so that the end-user can not see them.

Now I can understand why some people may block adverts – there are often annoying flash banners that does not really fit the design of the website but at the end of the day they are there to pay for the website itself. I am quite sure a couple of people reading this will think nothing of it but just imagine that you had a billboard outside of your house on a major road and that every time someone sees it that you earn a couple of pennies that over the day all adds up.
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Not everything needs a sequel

I'm alive really

I’m alive really

When it comes to films and games revisiting an old world with its history and myths is always far cheaper and easy to do then make up a completely new one – this is why Square Enix created Fabula Nova Crystallis. Now there no problem re-visiting and re-using old ideas but you do not have to keep ending every single game and film with a cliffhanger or setting it up for a sequel when by itself it would have done just fine but welcome to milking things. 

Now I am not saying  that every sequel out there is bad but do you really need to keep making stories where you must watch or play so many parts just to even understand what is going on or even a sudden twist at the end where it basically says – “Hey everything that happened doesn’t matter – look the big bad guy is still alive and on contract!”.
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The Battle for One Space

Ah the public transport system … the one place where I always am able to find something to rant about and while it has been a while – the other day I saw something that made me laugh quietly. So first, lets set the scene.

It was a nice warm day with no children in sight and there was room to sit down as far as the eyes could see. The temperature of the bus was mild and neither too warm nor cold and the real condition of the bus made you think someone was going to be inspecting it at random as it was clean, repaired and overall a lovely place you may actually want to sit in for about 45 minutes.
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