The Senate passes a regulation to end privacy protections for consumers from their ISP.
Good morning- Leaks about the practices of the government have an air of eventuality to them. It's only a matter of time before a disgruntled or ideological employee goes public with damning information. According to a press release from Wikileaks: "the source details policy questions that they say urgently need to be debated in public, … Continue reading Vault 7- Zero Day
Good morning, here I discuss a parallel between Chelsea Manning and Sophocles' Antigone as a response to Obama's commutation. I've been working with this idea to write a paper for my master's. First with the facts: Manning was convicted by court martial in 2013 for leaking classified information to the site Wikileaks. The leaks included video … Continue reading Chelsea Manning, a Modern Antigone
Good evening- here I comment upon the inauguration of Donald Trump and the following day's events in D.C. and around the world in protest of that inauguration. Yesterday was a hard day. I sat at work clicking through images of the Obama family leaving the White House and witnessed the chest thumping triumphalism of Obama's … Continue reading Hope, Volume 3
Good morning, here I divulge my thoughts on the 2016 reboot of Doom. This is by no means a timely review (I haven't owned a console in years and just borrowed a friend's to try it out) but I enjoyed it tremendously and hope to make the best of it. I actually felt less inspired … Continue reading Doom, a (late) review
Good morning, here I discuss the most common defense that students give when confronted with the Trolley Problem: "I cannot play god." When I present someone with the Trolley Problem and promote the idea that sacrificing a person to produce a net benefit is a permissible action, students and cohorts often say something to the … Continue reading Trolley Problem- Playing God
Good morning, I'm not sure how this story slipped by the last year but it popped up as a headline in this week's Economist. This system is only being experimented with in a few regions and the results have been buggy and for the moment prevent a full roll out over the 1.4 billion Chinese citizens, … Continue reading China’s Social-Credit System
Good evening- I don't often get to be at the front of new media. This time I had the opportunity to see Rogue One the day of its release. First of all, a disclaimer: I love the Star Wars franchise and if such a label is slapped on a product I will probably endorse it with … Continue reading Rogue One- The Empire is Real
Good morning- Here I review the short fiction of Kevin Canty having just finished the collection A Stranger in this World from 1994. As a public service I'm going to link everything that I can find publicly available. No great feat- they're all from the same place. I've been reading Canty's short stories whenever they popped up … Continue reading The Brink- Short Fiction of Kevin Canty
Good morning, here I discuss the idea that how a person treats Artificial Intelligence determines their moral disposition. The first season of HBO's Westworld finished up earlier this month. In this western themed amusement park wealthy patrons are given the opportunity to immerse in a simulated environment with robotic hosts in which the guests have absolute … Continue reading Human Discovery through A.I.