What rescued farm animals taught a photographer about aging and animal rights | CBC Radio

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Sunday Edition, CBC Radio: As I listened to your segment on old farm animals, I became more and more insulted. You see, I *AM* a farmer. I raise animals for meat. The implication that all farmers kill or discard … Continue reading

Maybe people aren’t so much bad as weak.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Hmmm, so people aren’t naturally cruel, or selfish. (So much for Dawkins’ “selfish gene“) I would say that people are, however, easy to manipulate. This supports my theory that MOST people aren’t evil, merely weak. For the most part, they … Continue reading

Finding meaning in life in a world without work

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute This article misses the point. Assuming robotics renders many jobs obsolete AND we have the means to provide a basic living wage to all, this has the potential to free up masses of people to spend their time on things … Continue reading

Can a serious game still be effective if no-one plays it?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m not sure how I feel about putting a cutsie skin on tetris when the blocks are made to represent slaves (i.e. people) and the ‘board’ is a slave ship. I think I get the idea they are trying to … Continue reading

Waiting for Heroes so we can clap.

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Most people aren’t bad, merely weak. They will fall in behind anyone who is loud and claims to be righteous – even if they’re not.* We love to believe that the world is changed by heroes, and, since we aren’t … Continue reading

Yes, Women Do Code — But @hardaway still misses the point.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Her attempt at an apology just digs the hole deeper. Yes women do code. And I have found them all this week, for which I am grateful. Hardly (on both points I expect). I am on the board of a … Continue reading

America shows us, again, how NOT to do Education.

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice. Wrong Answer By Rachel Aviv Annals of Education July 21, 2014 Issue Really, the choice is hardly shocking. This is a story about how a bunch of … Continue reading

The Best Anti-Piracy Measure Ever – IGN

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute As an experiment, the developer decided to release a cracked version of Game Dev Tycoon onto torrent sites along with the genuine version, pre-empting piracy. “The cracked version is nearly identical to the real thing except for one detail,” explains … Continue reading