Ruses-of-War and Terrorism

The things which spring to mind in the middle of the dark of the night, between midnight and the earliest glimmerings of dawn, often seem to be the most illuminating – likely the product of a brain having finished a fresh defragmentation during deep sleep. I’m a computer tech, so please forgive such comparisons. Before […]

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JOURNALISTS TARGETED FOR BOMB THREATS, GAMERGATE TO BLAME?

Since #GamerGate was dragged into all this by people claiming it was enlisted to rig the Hugos, an update: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2015/08/15/gamergate-event-evacuated-after-multiple-bomb-threats/ Don’t let the title fool you: the “GamerGate event” was actually just one two-part panel held at a larger event — the Southeast Regional conference for the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS. You know, the folks […]

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Crosspost: REDDIT REVOLUTION REPLACES ROT – “Chairman Pao” Resigns

My initial reaction: And then: Ever since taking over as Reddit’s “interim CEO” in January, the site’s users have been up in arms over Ellen Pao’s heavy-handed changes to policy, particularly in the area of what amounts to “harassment”. As I reported previously, this strangely-formed policy led to a series of ridiculous events, such as […]

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