Moderation in online threads is nice

Brian Leiter, who only opens comments on his blog occasionally and moderates them well, posted a funny list of descriptive laws that mostly speak to this point. Public Facebook pages, Youtube comments, and so on are generally unmoderated or close enough to unmoderated that they turn into complete trash. At most people spamming advertisements, obscenities, and other obvious trash are removed. Forums that also enforce … Continue reading Moderation in online threads is nice

Occupy Democrats, being dishonest makes everything you say suspect

Popular Facebook page Occupy Democrats posts a video slamming the Trump tax scam. It begins with some stores closing. Second and third on the list are Sears and K-Mart. The problem is those two have been on the decline for years. The stores were closing either way. The new command of the businesses has been pretty transparent in his plan to gut them. To blame … Continue reading Occupy Democrats, being dishonest makes everything you say suspect

The pirates are ready for more Netflix removals

Well, another batch of popular shows are being removed from Netflix. And quite a few people are ready to just pirate the shows. I’m not quite sure whether the network execs aren’t thinking this sorta thing through or just assume everyone forgot how to acquire things for free. Piracy rates plummeted when Netflix, Spotify, etc. got big because, sure, you could download things one by one … Continue reading The pirates are ready for more Netflix removals

Reflections on the quick fall of Sarahah

Well, that anonymous platform fad seems to have risen and fallen in record time. (Several months ago.) Thoughts, observations, responses, etc. ~ I would guess the very low lifespan of the fad can be mostly blamed on a lack of interaction. You send something and then it’s sent. That’s totally unsatisfying. Earlier platforms allowed people to publicly post the messages and respond to them. This … Continue reading Reflections on the quick fall of Sarahah

Filling My New Machine With Software Part 1: Web Apps

I recently got a new laptop since my old one broke. How recently? WordPress was the first address I typed into Chrome as I decided I wanted to actually document the software I’m choosing to put on my machine. This thing only has 150 GB of space and Windows alone uses 30 GB. So I need to be somewhat frugal with how I choose to … Continue reading Filling My New Machine With Software Part 1: Web Apps

Response to Evidence for God from Science Part 1: General Introduction

When I used to be a Christian, I enjoyed the articles on godandscience.org. The arguments were written in a compelling style and appealed to a modern sense of reason. At the time, I thought the arguments were sound. After all, the author of them, Richard Deem, is himself a scientist. In this series, I seek to refute the arguments he makes. I will be focusing … Continue reading Response to Evidence for God from Science Part 1: General Introduction