Category Archives: political perspective
This is the type of chart only a true geek could make.
Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works. The … Continue reading
Today the Senate voted on a bill which would remove Telecom Immunity from the FISA Amendments Act of 2007. Here is the voting record. Both Republican and Democrat Senators in Virginia that believe it’s ok for Telecoms to assist the … Continue reading
In the VA primaries for my candidate, you go vote too.
Obama has shown a real commitment to open government. When putting together tech policy (to take an example close to home for xkcd) others might have gone to industry lobbyists. Obama went to Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons (under … Continue reading
9. You Charges: You believe in freedom of speech, until someone says something that offends you. You suddenly give a damn about border integrity, because the automated voice system at your pharmacy asked you to press 9 for Spanish. You … Continue reading
It’s kinda muddy in this medium, but it’s pretty cool when they’re cleanly miked.
The word independence is tossed around a good bit at this morning’s Senate judiciary committee vote to approve Michael B. Mukasey as the next attorney general. Democrats and Republicans alike laud Mukasey’s independence of mind. But Orin Hatch, R-Utah, manages … Continue reading