Good morning all- Regarding the recent protests, counter-protests and violence in Charlottesville. This is disturbing news and I have been struggling to find ways to see such serious political action as legitimate separate from racism because this seems just too much to take seriously. After searching through some of the organizations involved it appears that … Continue reading Charlottesville, an Unfortunate Aberration
Good morning, Here I present a paraphrasing of a research paper I put together during the past semester. I dragged my feet on it but in rediscovering some of the ideas while reading Haigt's book The Righteous Mind I thought these ideas had more credence and I decided to share them. I have perhaps made oversights … Continue reading Evolutionary Origins of Partisanship
A review of the film with an example of #vanlife to the complex coercion of social media.
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