Monstrous and Ahistorical

January 17, 2018

Maybe this Kasparov guy knows a thing about dictatorships and immigration. Just maybe…

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Strange Bedfellows

January 17, 2018

I try to avoid politics on this blog, but it is difficult. As a fairly liberal guy, I found it strange to be following David Frum, Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot. But lately Bill Kristol has become the voice of reason.

Strange times…


You do have the right to remain silent

December 29, 2017

Preet Bharara is the former US Attorney fired by Donald Trump, supposedly due to not returning the president’s phone call. He now has a very interesting podcast:

https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/preetbharara/episodes

I highly recommend the one with Garry Kasparov (who I also highly recommend). Preet also has a prosecutor’s wit on Twitter:

 


How We Got Into This Mess, And How Get Out of It

December 21, 2017

I’ve been trying to avoid politics on this blog, but this one I can’t resist (if only for the live drawing value).

We can have vast wealth in the hands of a few, or we can have a democracy. But we cannot have both. – Justice Louis Brandeis


Putin Wins!

December 6, 2017

I’ve been enjoying following Garry Kasparov on Twitter…


Without Comment

November 21, 2017


Data Plans Without Net Neutrality

November 21, 2017

Now that the US doesn’t have Net Neutrality someone forwarded a post on data plan options in Portugal, which doesn’t have Net Neutrality (not clear how that could be in the EU, post says there are loopholes).

Really into messaging? Then pay €4.99 ($5.86 or £4.43) a month and get more data for apps like WhatsApp, Skype, and FaceTime. Prefer social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Messenger, and so on? That’ll be another €4.99 a month.

Video apps like Netflix and YouTube are available as another add-on, while music (Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, etc.) is another, as is email and cloud (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, iCloud, etc.).

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ISPs just like cable companies. Yeah,  that’s an improvement…