How weird is it getting? Trump’s acting like the reasonable one here. From Reason: Asked about the big culture-war issue of the moment, public restroom access for trans individuals, Trump said he thinks North Carolina should have left things alone. “North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they’re paying a big price,” said […]
In case you are wondering what I meant by “culture war profiteer,” in the previous post, I refer you to Todd Seavy at Splice Today The anarchist law professor Butler Shaffer, a friend of mine, quietly takes the very radical yet reasonable view that most institutions, no matter what their initial purpose was (stopping online […]
With a certain former New York mayor saying he won’t run an independent campaign, they’ve already defeated the Legion of Bloomberg. from Reason TV
In every presidential election I’ve voted in (every one since 1992), I’ve had only one surefire prediction that holds up almost every time: Anything can happen, and damn near everything will happen. It’s usually a safe bet. Some races get so weird that I declare them races where anything can happen, and everything (no matter […]
Dr. Mary Ruwart Why, you might ask, can Shkreli price his drug so high and not fear that a generic competitor will undercut him? After all, the daraprim no longer has patent protection. The answer: Turing Pharmaceuticals has a de facto monopoly, courtesy of the ever-increasing costs of gaining FDA approval, both for new drugs […]
Over the span of three days, I consumed the entirety of Netflix’s first contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daredevil. Welcome to the darker, edgier, more realistic(-ish) corner of the MCU. It’s no less awesome than the rest of it. It ties into the main Marvel Cinematic Universe only in so far as one of […]
<br /> If you are in Washingon D.C., get to the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum. This exhibit alone is worth the price of admission.
Ben Brooks on complaints that the new MacBook doesn’t have a MacSafe power connector: You’re charging it wrong. … USB-C won’t cause more crashing MacBooks, just as long as you use the MacBook as it is intended: on battery power.
Apparently the Internet needs to be “saved” from the guys who made it cheap, ubiquitous and pretty darn free (free as in free speech, not as in free beer). Who’s doing the saving? The gang that historically has always, every time, without exception made anything and everything it touches more expensive, less reliable and less […]
Very cool. But can he fire a boxing glove arrow? Update: As cool as the trick archery shown is, the narration and history are at best dubious, as shown in critiques from archers Anna Maltese and Geek Dad