If you’ve been to a protest lately, you may feel disenchanted and disorganized. Read about the problems so that we can come up with solutions!
Are DDOS attacks actual cyber-terrorism or simply a form of protest?
Here it talks about how the media is keeping wikileaks from being ‘big news’. Which is truly incredibly frustrating.
Why a male porn star is refusing to do interracial porn (NSFW) anymore. He talks about how the industry self-promotes a dated form of racism that is clearly anti-black. This is a rare look directly into the industry and a truly interesting read (albeit somewhat wordier than necessary).
And lastly, a free will article.
Here’s a solid reddit comment that I mostly agree with by Turil: This article is kind of poorly written (for one thing, humans are animals, obviously), and they seem to suggest that stochastic behavior is somehow not included in determinism, but still, the article is otherwise useful in bringing up a point that intention is probably less “special” than it looks, and is most likely just “special effect” that makes things look like magic, when it’s really just a more complex system that has more detail in it’s deterministic causes~effects than we are able to see using our limited data collection equipment (human senses).
So yeah, I’m still saying that a better way to define “free will” is to call it something like “internal action”, or something similar that clarifies that it’s the behavior of a system that is unique enough to be said to have it’s own inside and outside. (It’s a namable “thing”, rather than a very fuzzy concept.)
Forgive me readers, I have failed you. A cause I believed in and I didn’t even promote it through my one greatest voice. It won’t happen again, you’ll be in the know the next time, I promise.
In any case, the protest was a success. 50-100 people walking along St Catherine to the American Consulate and chanting about what we want. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, to free Bradley Manning and to keep Wikileaks alive. If we don’t protect our freedoms, nobody else will.