Tag: News

Fractal Briefs | Patreon and The New York Times

In an interview with The New York Times, Patreon’s Jack Conte and Jacqueline Hart addressed the fallout from their removal of political commentator Sargon of Akkad. A fallout that took with it the likes of Sam Harris and a sizeable chunk of patrons. A…

Cheer and Gloom – Milltown Blues

Here’s my cringetastic reporting on a local bit of news from last year.   And….here’s how it turned out… I plan to do a bit more of this sort of on the ground stuff in the coming year. Subjects will vary but I’m thinking…

Fractal Radio | Episode 25 – Carolina Weather, Death in New Jersey, and Nukes (O My)

Decided to dispense with the mic due to current hardware limitations making rendering an hours long nightmare. Topics – Weather – – Water – – Geetha Angara Death – – Trump’s withdrawal from Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia – – Tech Addiction – –…

Fractal Radio| Episode 21 – Linux CoC – The Dangers of Corporate Culture

Beware the Hufflepuffs. For More Info The Adam Morgan Show | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKeCCfeBlTc Theodore T’so | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Ts’o Linus Opinion on CoC | https://linux.slashdot.org/story/18/09/27/1529236/linus-torvalds-on-linuxs-code-of-conduct My Links http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow | Join me on a freedom loving social media platform! – http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal  | Become a patron and help improve production…

Fractal Radio | Episode 19 – Pundits Disease

Public discourse is vital to a free and open society. Effective public discourse faces many challenges. One such challenge is Pundits Disease – moralizing about pet issues from a high tower. Pundits and commentators whether mainstream or independent tend to be removed from direct…

Fractal Radio| Episode 18 – Legacy Pollutants Ramble

I ramble about odds and ends and the ongoing importance of raising environmental awareness. I cringe a tad writing that due to the baggage attached to ‘environmental awareness.’ It’s an unfair stigma that really detracts from a pretty sound idea. Taking care of our…

‘Don’t Datamine Me Bro’ – Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part III)

Axon the company that was once Taser is just that a company – a corporate entity. Yet, its cloud holds police data which as far as I understand is subject to public interest and access. Whether or not the data is actually ‘public’ is…

‘Don’t Datamine Me Bro’ – Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part II)

  I was born in 1989. A mere 29 years ago and despite my ‘youth’ I still feel odd about cloud storage. A radical shift happened in the new millennium. All my childhood and adolescent visions of precincts with tidy file cabinets of records…

‘Don’t Data Mine Me Bro’ | Taser, Axon, Skynet? (Part One)

However faintly the frantic words ‘don’t tase me bro’ still probably echo in the popular imagination. Subduing a nebbish university student for an uncouth question is arguably the wrong way to use a taser. Is there a right way? Figuring that out has been…

Fractal Radio| Episode 13 – Taser, Axon, SKYNET?

Dana Goodyear (The New Yorker) recently visited Axon, formerly Taser. I use this story as a springboard for a discussion on policing, surveillance, and citizenship. http://www.fractaljournal.com | Stories, Essays, Webcomics and more! http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow | Join me on minds! http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal | Support Indie Media https://www.policeone.com/patrol-issues/articles/60959006-7-of-the-biggest-issues-facing-law-enforcement-in-2016/…

Fractal Radio | Episode 10 – World Wide Problem Domain

I stall for time! In the coming days, I will post a fairly in-depth analysis of internet issues and the recent Vanity Fair Article about Tim Berners-Lee and his new project called ‘SOLID.’ For now, I just give a brief overview of the problem…

Windows need cleaning?| Linux! (Vlog)

    I’m a Linux fan. I’ve even got a hat! So, why Linux, what item of news has recently made me even more confident in my passion? Watch to find out more. Essays, Stories, Music, Webcomics + | http://www.fractaljournal.com Social Media | http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow…