David Brin A long time ago (BK – Before Kids) I was lucky enough to meet David Brin at Ad Astra, the Toronto Science Fiction convention. It’s easy to meet people who have opinions. It isn’t often that you meet someone smart enough to explain to you exactly why the opinion is right. David […]
The New York police are taking part in a job action. Numbers of arrests have dropped considerably over the last couple of weeks. Possibly the police believe that serious crime will increase, giving them negotiating leverage. But…
What do you really know about Ferguson?
2013 has been an interesting year. Or, as Mr. Spock would have said, “Fascinating.”
Like a lot of people, I’ve been following the NSA Spying Scandal closely. In fact, I’ve been following it for several years, since before I first ran into Barrett Brown. Seriously. The leaks about go back a long way, and most writers appear to have missed the implications.
On Tuesday August 20, 2013, PJ announced that Groklaw would shut down. To quote her final post: The owner of Lavabit tells us that he’s stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we’d stop too. There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum. What to do? The […]
Full text below the cut. I wonder how much the lawyers are getting. I will be making inquiries. Regards Wayne Borean Saturday May 4, 2013
Steubenville is the gift that keeps on giving.
Believe it or not rape doesn’t happen in Canada.
This is one of those ideas that sound so simple and logical. Why wouldn’t it work?