Facebook Created a Censorship Tool

Well, well, well. A very interesting article was published on the New York Times website yesterday confirming much of what I recently blogged about. Read more »

On the Facebook 30-Day Ban and Censorship

This week I got temporarily banned, again, for 30 days on Facebook after someone apparently reported a comment I had published below a friend’s post. Read more »

Convincing C programmers to switch to C++; A look at human thinking behavior

A few days ago I watched a CppCon 2016 presentation by Dan Saks titled “extern c: Talking to C Programmers about C++” and was pleasantly surprised by the information and insights he shared. Read more »

On Simulations and the Purpose of Life

All of my life I’ve wondered: Why am I here? What is the purpose of life? And I think I finally know the answer to both of those questions. Read more »

What we’ve learned from Tay, Microsoft’s Chatbot

Microsoft Research launched a chatbot on Twitter called Tay on the 25th of March 2016 and had to take it down just two days after that because the AI (artificial intelligence) behind the chatbot had become very offensive. Read more »

Relationships of the Future

We’re currently living at a time when there are a lot of social changes underway at relatively rapid speeds (compared to the past), due in large part to the Global Brain. Until recently, humankind made a lot of progress when it comes to our ... Read more »

Ian Murdock and Police Brutality

Ian Murdock, founder of Debian — one of the popular Linux distros  — died on the 28th of December 2015 after confrontations with the police. Read more »

Hello from HTTPS, thanks to Let’s Encrypt

I spent the past weekend implementing HTTPS for my main websites, including this blog, and am glad to report that everything seems to have gone well. Read more »

Adolf Hitler and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: useAutoBahn = true

Earlier this week I had a problem when using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Lightroom would freeze every time I went from the Library module into the Develop module, and sometimes when I switched photos in the Develop module. Read more »

How to detect manipulation of media messages

A TEDx talk by Sharyl Attkisson titled “Astroturf and manipulation of media messages” (embedded below) discusses many of the problems I had already discussed back in a 2007 post of mine titled “Be careful with where you get your ... Read more »
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