First they came for the Whistleblowers, and I did not speak out

First they came for the Whistleblowers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Whistleblower. Then they came for the Boing Boing Readers, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Boing Boing Reader. Then they came for the Linux Users, and I did not speak out— Because I [...] [...]

Message to My Senator Boxer: Uphold your Oath of Office: Squash Shadow Secret Gov’t

Just a reminder you swore an oath of office to uphold the Constitution but you are not upholding it if you are not investigating and prosecuting those in all branches of the government that have been sidestepping the Constitution. The 13 years of Cheney/Obama administrations has set up a shadow secret government with its own [...] [...]

Data Wants to be Free (as in Freedom)

Tonight I was at the Sensored Meetup #10: Data! APIs! Standards!. Besides some great thought provoking talks, there was some great discussions afterward that got me thinking more clearly about some stuff that has been bubbling in my brain. Scott McNealy Was Right – Privacy: ‘Get Over It’ I really thought McNealy was wrong when he said way back [...] [...]

Self-Driving Cars: Biggest Societal Change Since… Cars

New Scientist is having a contest with the prize being a trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle and the bottom of the North Sea. I discovered after I wrote my entry that they only wanted less than 100 words. So here is what I originally wrote before I had to truncate it to something [...] [...]