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What the heck is a TOR Exit Node?

When writing about an analysis of the report on the Russian Hacking the other day, the following was mentioned … …What we’re seeing in this IP data is a wide range of countries and hosting providers. 15% of the IP addresses are Tor exit nodes. These exit nodes are used by anyone who […]


TV Preacher TB Joshua covers up his failed “Clinton win” prophecy

TB Joshua, the Nigeria TV Evangelist, is rather influential and popular. He has over 2.5 million Facebook followers and 500,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel where he has managed to rack up 300 million views, so clearly a few are paying attention to his con act message. He recently claimed that God had […]


Is the Prosperity gospel fraud?

In the age of google those that promote weird or bizarre claims are being challenged as never before because we no longer have to simply accept their word, we can look it up, and this is especially true of the Prosperity gospel. Justifying the Prosperity gospel As I’m sure you are […]


Caveat emptor: Please buy my “How to get instantly rich” scam

If you surf the Net with Ad-Block off, you will no doubt at some point spot something like this … For the curious, I found that one on the Christian Post website as a sponsored ad, so it can only lead me to ponder the ethics involved in their willingness to […]


The Detox myth busted

There is a really really good article over on the UK’s Guardian by Dara Mohammadi. For background, he is a Health and Science writer at the Guardian, also presents the Lancet’s news podcast, and is a senior assistant editor at the Lancet. “Detox” is one of those extra special words […]


Quackery and Cancer Care 1

Brian Palmer has a great article over in slate all about the deployment of Reiki and reflexology as cancer cures. He writes … Most treatments at U.S. cancer centers are evidence-based and cutting-edge. In recent years, however, some of our great temples of healing have begun to dabble in the unscientific and […]