Human Rights Watch is seeking a Researcher and Advocate on Digital Rights to investigate, analyze, and advocate against human rights abuses related to online activities. The role of the Researcher and Advocate will include documenting and conveying the rights implications of various forms of technology used by governments and private sector actors around the world, including the human rights impacts on free expression and privacy.
Check it out here!
When you have to many booksLiving in a Silicon Valley cottage it became clear that something was going to have to go. Unfortunately for me that meant that my wife’s and my rather large collection of books was on the chopping block. So one weekend we took...
Nearly one of every four people in the US is religiously unaffiliated. David Mislin, Temple University Last fall, the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute noted the growing number of religiously unaffiliated Americans: Nearly one of every four...
Attribution: Science Friday
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the X-Files(!) 21st Century Fox's game division FoxNext Games is about to release "The X-Files: Deep State". A role playing mystery/SF game that will transport you into the world of the FBI's paranormal investigators. ...
The original series’ Walter Koenig recently shared his opinion on modern Star Trek, including the three recent movies and Star Trek: Discovery.... Check it out: Koenig On Modern Star Trek
In its 1977 review, The Dallas Morning News called Chewbacca a "Wookie." Now, on the film's 40th anniversary, the long national nightmare has ended. On that note: We, too, have something to confess. (Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP) Source: 40 Years After 'Star Wars'...
Good news everybody, Matt Groening is giving us the first new Futurama content in years! Bad news, it will be a mobile game. Let's just hope it is better then the Simpson's games! Still, I'm sure it will be worth checking out when it is released (hopefully) later this...
I want my anti-matter! It’s hard to make, hard to store, expensive and volatile. But damn it, I want some! “If you had some,” you might ask, “what would you do with it?” Really? Do you have to ask? I would use it for fuel to get me to Alpha Centauri. Or perhaps...
It is often a fine line between SF and horror, finer still as we approach Halloween! In the spirit of the holiday here is a tidbit for your pleasure! https://youtu.be/BefliMlEzZ8
"The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected" - Kurt Vonnegut Whether you believe their is any truth in this quote or not you can't deny that is sounds like pure Vonnegut. Have any other SF authors wrote about the event of their lifetime...
As part of Pres. Obama's Global Entrepreneurship summit Stanford University will be hosting a conference on the future of Artificial Intelligence. This is an example of the acceleration of a trend we have seen in recent years in which the focus of A.I. has been...
If you're always looking for good content it is important to support the Indie community! So check this out: https://vimeo.com/163429017
Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who's Pete Townshend We'll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgement of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I'll...
Dinesh D’Souza Claims in a New Film that the Democratic Party Was Pro-Slavery. Here’s the Sad Truth.
Originally published by Michael Todd Landis on HNN Dinesh D’Souza Claims in a New Film that the Democratic Party Was Pro-Slavery. Here's the Sad Truth. On March 5, 2016, conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza announced via trailer on his webpage the debut of a would-be...
by David A. Mindell First published on historynewsnetwork.org David A. Mindell is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at MIT. This article is excerpted from Our Robots, Ourselves, published...
Politics and Political Science
Key L=left R=Right M=moderate
crooks and liars (L)
The Economist (M)
The Hill (R)
Mother Jones (L)
Monthly Review (S)
The Nation (L)
The New American (R)
The New Republic (L)
The XX Committee (R)
Literature and Media
Physical Science and Technology