The Movie Industry vs Goliath: The Conspiracy to Take Down Google

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The news story I recently wrote about a corrupt attorney general conspiring with the MPAA to take down Google has certainly caught the interest of our readers. Although the emails that Google recently obtained did contain some new information, many details of the conspiracy have actually been publicly available for a while. The Sony hack late last year revealed several ... Read More »

Techweek 2015 – Digitizing the educational experience

Techweek Digitizing Dinosaurs

Museums have always been a long-standing part of showcasing history, science, and more. But as the world changes, and technology becomes so integrated with our daily lives, what can museums do to change with the times and continue to bring people back to their exhibits? We attended a great panel at Techweek in Chicago that covered the topic of digitizing the ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Sexy Sunglasses


Welcome back to another exciting installment of This Week in Kickstarter, where we sift through the site to bring you the cool, and maybe the not so cool, and give you our take. Circuit Breakers A co-op arcade style shooter in which you destroy robots and also friendships. Circuit Breakers is a top down action shooter aiming for massive gunfire battles ... Read More »

Thanks to Social Science All Planets Are Closed


The human race will step foot on another planet. Given the race between SpaceX and NASA to get to Mars, it seems inevitable one of the two teams will make it. Don’t you dare enjoy the ride, though, or get caught up in the sense of awe that comes from doing the single coolest thing in a generation.  Doubly so if ... Read More »

This Week in Kickstarter – Chasing Rabbits


Welcome back to This Week in Kickstarter! This week we’ve got a full fledged Android PC, t-shirts for tabletop RPGs,  HD editing on your smartphone, and more! Cardboard Clothing – Apparel for the Modern Board Gamer Shirts and ties for board gamers, handcrafted in the U.S.A.  Cardboard Clothing was founded to allow boardgamers to express their love of the boardgaming. Their various ... Read More »

Applying the SPJ Code of Ethics to the New York Times

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I’m no journalist. People who have read my articles may have seen me say that line over and over again, but it’s true; I’m not a journalist who’s been trained classically in the art. I’m no Milo Yiannopoulos, nor am I David Streitfield. However, I have done my best in my own opinion to try to understand the basic ideas ... Read More »

On Reddit Populism IS Sexism, All of a Sudden

Food, animals, music. Just about anything you might want to find, you can find on Reddit.

A Moment of Fantasy Authoritarian oligarch and Imperious Leader of Reddit, Ellen Pao, was given the heave-ho this week in a “mutual decision” to be replaced by someone who knows things about Reddit’s basic functionality, Reddit co-founder Steve Huffman. Writers for the Ministry of Truth aren’t the only people in the world who can write a click-bait trash headline or ... Read More »

Gawker Doesn’t Understand Leadership


Chairman Pao is gone. Ellen Pao is no longer in charge of Reddit. One of Gawker’s writers believes it is because of a “misogynistic tantrum.” I believe the author of that article needs to learn how to read a dictionary, put on a pair of glasses, and put away the progressive ideology to see what this really is, a win ... Read More »

Apocalypse Pao: Does Anything Really Change?

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If you’ve been anywhere on the Internet in the past day or two, you’ll almost certainly have heard about Ellen Pao, the now-former Interim CEO of Reddit who stepped down from her position amidst a massive outcry from a chunk of Reddit’s users. Pao had been surrounded by controversy from the day she was put into the media spotlight and ... Read More »

Enough is Enough: No More Babying Women in Tech


In case you are unaware, Reddit recently announced that their “interim” CEO Ellen Pao would be stepping down from the position, and cries of celebration were heard across the front page of the Internet after the post was made. If you were to be charitable, you could describe Pao as unpopular with the Reddit community. The decisions made under her leadership ... Read More »