Month: June 2007

  • Virtually Public

    Ars Technica discusses today the recent judge decision requiring a Bittorrent piracy site to enable server logs and turn them over to the MPAA upon request. Privacy activists are warning that the ruling sets a dangerous precedent. One quote from Fred von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation stands out in particular: “A court would […]

  • Homophobia, Piracy, and the Need for True Names

    The beta of Apple OS-X Leopard provided to developers that attended WWDC has been leaked. Nicholas Deleon of CrunchGear posted about the upcoming operating system appearing on Oink, a private piracy site and, oh boy, are the darknet pirates angry. In their anger, they are throwing out every homophobic rant they can think of in […]

  • Science Continues to Reduce Suffering

    “Promising results from first gene therapy clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease reported” While those who pray and give glory to imaginary creatures make me angry and ruin my day, the slow, tedious, but incredibly effective march of science and technology makes my day while reminding me that not all of the world is silly. Scientists […]

  • Praying for Return

    Headline on CNN.com: “Girl, 5, stumbles from woods to delight rescuers” “Little’s husband, Brian, said parishioners have been “praying for his whole family.””Obviously, we’re giving all the glory to God on this one,” Brian Little said.” Obviously, the glory belongs with the smart little survivor, you awful people! You might as well give the glory […]

  • Praying For Rain

    This appears right now (around 11:30 AM PST on Monday, June 18, 2007) on Weather.com: National Forecast Prayers answered 2:00 p.m. ET 6/18/2007 Many southern communities have had prayer vigils for rain due to the drought. Their prayers may be answered Tuesday. Weather is a science. The storm front is not an answer to prayers. […]