Tag: Politics

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…

Fractal Radio | Episode 30 – Science vs Politics (Case Study)

This little episode was prompted when one of my favorite pundits, Jimmy Dore, discussed the plans of some fisherman to sue oil companies for causing global warming. Which said fisherman implicate in their troubles catching fish. I point out that nitrification from agriculture and…

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…

‘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 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 6 – Prager U – Manly Man Reaction of Manliness

Came across an annoying Prager U clip oversimplifying the role of men in society. Am I a triggered snowflake for reacting or am I manly manhood defined for standing up and voicing my opinion? You decide. No, screw that, I decide because RAAAAAAAAAAAH! Look…

Fractal Radio| Episode 5 – Return of the Native (NYM Article) – Review/Opinion

This came out a bit dry.. but I was able to hit across most of the points I wanted to make. The piece in question appears in the August 20, 2018 issue of The New Yorker. It is written by an English expatriate/repatriate who…

Fractal Radio| Episode 4 – Sustainable Bags

  In this episode… 1) Fiddling 2) Virtue Signaling 3) Virtual Water and E-guilt 4) Why is it so satisfying to create art, music, prose, code, furniture whatever… 5) Strategies for maintaining creativity 6) The New Yorker Cover Art 6) The plight of native…

Payola – Where’s the value? (Vlog)

An attempt to categorize various reasons for pay disparity in the hopes that we can improve. Yes. I know the audio is out of sync. I’m working with really basic gear so bear with me. http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal

More than a Right

Free speech is life. Allow me to elaborate. Breathing is not considered a right. It’s not considered in the same category as rights, privileges, and all the myriad distinctions thereof. No. Even prisoners and slaves are unquestionably reserved the right to draw air. Certainly,…

Murica Month – The Art of Citizenship (Vlog)

In which I discuss the merits of preparedness and briefly point to the need to understand that history is ever painted in myriad shades of grey.   The book in question: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/1776/David-McCullough/9780743226721 Stories, Essays, and More| http://www.fractaljournal.com Social Media| http://www.minds.com/Weirmellow Patreon| http://www.patreon.com/TheFractalJournal