random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  God is, to me, pretty much a myth created over time to deny the idea that we're all responsible for our own actions.

tagged: religion
  —Seth Green (actor)

Archive for June, 2008

a good day for basic human liberties

Friday, June 13th, 2008

yaay habeas corpus. Kennedy is the difference between a conservative — someone whose values I frequently dislike and disagree with, but who is in many ways a respectful person — and a proto-fascist. For the right-wingers who like to throw the term “fascism” around, the core concept of fascism is that the State takes precedence […]

©rappy birthday to the ©opyright alliance

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Bill Patry was withering in his critique of the Copyright Alliance’s efforts to define itself as one of the big kids. For example, Leaving aside the painfully juvenile use of © in voi©e, the math used by the Alliance challenges even the math used by the IIPA in its annual country “piracy” reports. That is […]

Tech Coed

Friday, June 6th, 2008

My father-in-law (in Massachusetts) was in town for his fiftieth MIT reunion — class of 1958! He took my partner and me to a couple of events, and we noticed among the red-jacketed men a few red-jacketed women. By various accounts, there were nine to fifteen women (out of a thousand students) in the Class […]


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