Promising technologies
Apr 29th, 2014 by Ken Hagler

Recently there have been a couple of stories about promising pro-liberty technologies: DarkMarket, for enabling free market transactions, and Dark Wallet, for preserving financial privacy.

Lost in translation?
Apr 28th, 2014 by Ken Hagler

It’s obvious from watching recent episodes of Game of Thrones that the slave-owning cities that Daenerys has been liberating really like harpies, but there’s never been any discussion of them in the TV show–just harpy statues everywhere. I’m wondering if this is something that was explained in the books but got left out due to time constraints.

No kidding
Apr 28th, 2014 by Ken Hagler

Republican Governors and The Bill of Rights. So there you have it. Republicans are saying that holding to the Rule of Law disqualifies a person from holding public office. Being “tough on crime” apparently means being tough the Rule of Law itself. [Mises Economic Blog]

I think anyone who wasn’t aware that the Republican Party is opposed to the Rule of Law must have been in a coma throughout the entire Bush Administration.

Writing on the wall for Google Voice
Apr 20th, 2014 by Ken Hagler

The very useful GrowlVoice app has been killed off by Google, as part of their ongoing move to get rid of Google Voice in favor of Google Hangouts, which does none of the things Google Voice is useful for. I had replaced Skype shortly after the Microsoft purchase with a combination of services that work together, of which Google Voice is an important part. It’s unfortunate that Google seems determined to get rid of it in favor of something which does nothing I want and isn’t useful to me in the slightest. Still, their move against third-party apps like GrowlVoice is a pretty clear sign that I need to look for an alternative.

Some rare good news
Apr 13th, 2014 by Ken Hagler

Victory at the Bundy Ranch. Free Americans pointed guns at feds. Stopped them. And lived to tell the tale. [Living Freedom]

Some other posts about this: Ever notice that all these crises tend to be caused by the people supposedly responsible for resolving crises? and Americans Back Government Down.

This whole affair is an excellent example of both why the Second Amdendment exists, and why politicians wish it didn’t.

Phony Boycott
Apr 8th, 2014 by Ken Hagler

Mother Jones: OkCupid Push Against Mozilla CEO Looking More Like a PR Stunt Than a Protest []

No kidding. Brendan Eich wasn’t CEO of Mozilla long enough to do anything, but he will always be the creator of JavaScript. Yet if you go to the OKCupid site with JavaScript disabled, you see this:

OKCupid JavaScript Required

In other words, they briefly claim to boycott a technology because of a job that Eich never had a chance to do, but they require a technology which he actually did do. Their “boycott” was a fraud from the beginning.

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