Category: "Internet & Technology"

A Man Against the Machines

On Wednesday night Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly and pundit/columnist Charles Krauthammer debated the ignorance and passivity of the American electorate. O’Reilly argued that polling showing Vice President Joe Biden leading every Republican in a hypothetical… more »

Uber Shouldn’t Hire Political Hit Men

While I’ve never been a customer of Uber or, more specifically, of one of their drivers, I’m a big fan of any company that uses technology to allow more efficient and profitable use of individuals’ private assets (in this case, their cars) to benefit… more »

The Sketchy Criticism of SketchFactor

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery — then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.” — Jesse Jackson The inventors of a new iPhone… more »

Net Neutrality Neutered

In a victory for the future of the Internet and for property rights, on Tuesday the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned — we should all hope permanently — the heart of the Federal Communication Commission’s so-called “Net… more »

Ross on for Peter Boyles, Friday Aug 10

For those of you who want to give me a listen, I'll be guest-hosting for the one-and-only Peter Boyles on Friday, August 10 from 5 AM to 9 AM Mountain Time (7 AM to 11 AM Eastern) on Denver's 630 KHOW. You can listen online with the link on KHOW's web… more »

Watching AttackWatch Attacks

You have to hand it to the Obama Administration when it comes to consistency: They are singularly skilled when it comes to refusing to learn from their own failures. No, I’m not talking about their cult-like belief in “green jobs” despite a mountain of… more »

Hans Rosling: The Magic Washing Machine

H/T Don Boudreaux The insights from this 9-minute video by Hans Rosling (of his presentation at TED last year) are multiple, important, and interesting, not least because they implicitly explain the immorality of a "green movement" which aims to reduce… more »

The FCC's attempt to get Net Neutrality of any sort, through any method

Last Tuesday evening, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski released his agenda for the FCC’s upcoming December 21st meeting, with the primary order of business being discussion of – and presumably a vote on – an “Open… more »

"Here You Have" computer virus - not a hoax

Most computer virus warnings are hoaxes, or often viruses themselves.  This is not. If you get an e-mail with a subject line of “Here you have” or “Just for you", delete it, do not open it, and especially do not try to open any… more »

Democrats again proposing tax on Internet purchases

In their never-ending desire to tax everything under the sun, a Democrat congressman and several Democrat co-sponsors are proposing a measure which would end up applying sales taxes to out-of-state purchases made on the Internet. Please see my article… more »
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