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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