The *Nixed Report

unix and overlooked pop culture

About

“People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer.” — Andrew Smith

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.” — Noam Chomsky

Fear and misunderstanding has been the perpetual theme of organized society throughout the ages.  Those who do not understand something are often quick to ignore it, or if it that tactic fails, outright condemn and ridicule it.

The purpose of this media venue is to cover a variety of topics under the categories of Unix and Overlooked Pop Culture.

Unix

Unix itself is an Operating System that was created in the 1970’s and still exists as a concept today.  The Linux Kernel, FreeBSD, OS X, iOS, and Android are all examples of products that follow the Unix philosophy to a degree.

Anything involving Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), computers, gadgets, and other forms of technology will be covered on this website, in the digital magazine, and in the podcast.

Overlooked Pop Culture

Anything that has a dedicate following, yet is not as likely to appear in traditional venues without being misrepresented, misunderstood, and/or condemned will fall under this category.  Some of the topics include but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Conspiracy theories
  • Video games
  • Professional wrestling
  • Comic books
  • Anime
  • Manga
  • British Science Fiction
  • Independent Music
  • Independent Film

The *Nixed Report has existed in many forms since 2006.

(Still being updated and reconstructed…. stay tuned)

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