Author Archives: ianmacd
Richard Stallman’s ostensible transphobia
To those who write about #Stallman‘s alleged transphobia, I offer this response. Stallman is demonstrably not transphobic. If you believe otherwise, I wonder whether you have actually read Stallman’s own writings on his use of pronouns, or merely formed an … Continue reading
xkcd 1357 presents a cogent, yet naively simplistic and ultimately one-sided view of free speech. Indeed, things go awry in the very first frame, in which it is claimed that free speech amounts to no more than one’s ability to … Continue reading
On Richard Stallman
Richard #Stallman a.k.a. #RMS is the founder of the Free Software Foundation (#FSF), author of the original versions of gcc and Emacs, and perhaps best known for his creation of the GNU Public Licence a.k.a. #GPL. Thanks to the pioneering … Continue reading
Voor Patricia Paay is het behoorlijk zuur (of zout)
Patricia Paay was gisteravond bij Eva Jinek te gast. Eerstgenoemde is naar eigen zeggen “kapot en leeft in een nachtmerrie”, omdat op internet een filmpje is verschenen waarin te zien is hoe zij zich in de mond laat plassen door … Continue reading
Is there life after life?
Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3. Is there anybody out there?