Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

How not to feel the horrible burden of Time

Lapham’s Quarterly (Winter 2013 edition) opens with the following mission statement by Charles Baudelaire (circa 1867). It suits the holiday mood, which for an atheist like me is every day. (Why? Read Every Day is an Atheist Holiday by Penn Jillette.) Cheers! One should always be drunk. That’s the great thing, the only question. Not to feel the horrible […]

Germany outlawing Darknets

Increasingly, people are using darknets to hide their communication from prying eyes. It looks like Germany is moving to try to punish those people. Note that in Germany, someone who unwittingly passes on a copyrighted file can be held responsible. That’s not true in the U.S. “Anonymous” File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal by German Court | […]

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