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Category: Computers & Technology

Monday links

  • Fight back against a brutal cop and be charged with a federal hate crime? Bad idea. Very bad.
  • A sex worker describes the harm the feds’ seizure of Backpage is doing to her.
  • Venmo is a peer-to-peer payments network. Venmo is also a social network. Why the hell would you want friends and casual strangers to see where you’re spending your money? Unless for some goofy reason you actually want them track and speculate about your activities. 9 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • If you’re a prominent pro-gun Parkland student, prepare to be grilled, insulted, and generally abused.
  • In London (and to a lesser degree, all across England) violent crimes continue to soar. Murders up 44%! But worry not. The problem is entirely the fault of knives. A little knife control will take care of that.
  • The growing audiences drawn by people like Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Ben Shapiro (who wrote the article) show that people crave and appreciate meaty arguments — even and perhaps especially when the mob doesn’t want those arguments heard. 7 Comments
  • Weekend links

  • Maqgie McNeill lets loose on “…every yahoo endowed with a one-dimensional sense of ethics who brays that the current sorry state of the American empire is the fault of whichever ‘wing’ of the US Fascist Party he does not identify with.”
  • Joel Kotkin: American Jews should wake up and realize which side their most dangerous enemies are on. (Via Instapundit)
  • At Harvard, you can’t even say “free speech” if you want to hold an event there. Because, you know, free speech is such a right-wing thing. 10 Comments