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Why Superman Isn't Brave

Superman is the most iconic comic book superhero in the world. He represents moral goodness and justice. He is loved by millions. But he isn’t brave.

Thoughts on Logic

My thoughts on the importance of logic, its role in education, common misconceptions and the limits of logic.

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Stop Amazon's Police State

Amazon’s Orwellian Surveillance Hellscape

Amazon is providing police departments with warrantless access to thousands of Ring doorbell cameras giving cops unpredecented, persistent surveillance capabilities of private homes and neighborhoods. This is yet another dangerous partnership between the empire of the megacorporations and the state.

Remote Fair Coin Flipping with Friends

This post is mostly just for amusement. It’s my half-hearted attempt at designing a cryptosystem.

Avoiding Consumer Surveillance

Your purchases are being tracked. What you buy, where you buy it, when you buy it and what else you buy along with it. Consumer surveillance must end for privacy’s sake. In this post I teach you how to avoid it from an individual perspective.

Raising the Bar on Privacy

The central premise of this post is: Even if you believe that “privacy is dead”, you still have every reason to make surveillance more difficult for Big Brother. Resistance is not futile. If you accept that it is, you’re playing into the hands of the surveillance state. Surveillance on all of us is far too easy therefore we need to raise the bar on privacy.

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Legalize All Drugs

The war on “drugs” has been one of the greatest moral failures of our time, a colossal waste of money, time, resources and human life that could have been better spent on literally anything else. It’s high time we put an end to it.

The Eternal Here and Now

In the subjective sense there’s only one time and place for everything to happen. Memories from the past and thoughts of the future occur in the present moment. The mind’s eye is the only place where things are seen. The mind’s ear the only place where things are heard. It’s all here and now.