Category Archives: Politics

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

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Free speech

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

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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

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Fox News vs. Amsterdam

“The way they do statistics in the´╗┐ Netherlands is different.”

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Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3

Obama continues to vocally argue that Iran should not be allowed to develop a nuclear capability, and recently signed an agreement with Russia to reduce the nuclear arsenal of both countries. Evidently then, he can see neither the irony nor … Continue reading

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