The Demise of Travel by Rail makes me sad

I have very fond memories of traveling from LA to Seattle by train with my mom and sister as a kid. It was part of our summer vacation, visiting friends and family. It was great. Watching the landscape fly by from the glass walled observation car. Grabbing snacks at the snack bar. Being able to […]

Free speech, so long as you don’t say anything

by John Wilker in politics, Random, Technology

I read this article the other day about a dude getting arrested for a tweet. My first reaction was, What. The. Fuck. My second and third, after reading the article, the same. The most obvious sign of retardedness to me is, in all the terror attacks of late, dating back to 9/11. Have the terrorists […]

The IP Czar cometh

So our soon to be ex-President has gone ahead and created a really lame goverment post. I thought republicans were anti big government? Didn’t this new Czar make government a bit bigger? the Pro-IP Act, essentially makes being a consumer a crime, yippy! Techcrunch has a good write up on. I’m completely opposed to the […]

in other news, we don’t know where the number came from

by John Wilker in I am a Consumer, politics, Random, Technology

Apparently 750,000 americans are out of work because of IP piracy. Leading the US Chamber of Commerce to push for a Copyright Czar. My first point of contention is that according to wired, no one knows where the 750,000 number actually came from. Several groups cite other groups as the source, even circling back on […]