Posts by Blake Leonard
In April, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink proposed a deal to buy Twitter. Elon Musk attempted to withdraw from the deal in June, but he was already in a contract, so the company sued him about a month or two later. In the end, Musk took the deal unwillingly and as of October 28, he is in full control of the company.
Considering the various bills that Republican Congressmen have been writing, it's already impossible to assume good-will from the Republican party. Repeated lies with blatant disregard for expertise or experience prove that they are not concerned about the people. It's easy to assume that they have a lust for power or a greed for wealth, but how does hurting trans youth or women contribute to your power or wealth? Those are the typical symptoms of a sadist — or worse, a creature from Hell.
The United States of America has always had an apparent love for human rights. Before independence, the American colonists felt they had a God-given right to a voice in what affects them. In modern times, "freedom of speech", among others, is a hot-button topic. However, our penchant for rights was only an illusion to begin with. How far from our claim to love human rights are we?
The Supreme Court will hear an important case on students’ off campus free speech today. The case, which originated in Pennsylvania, brings into question whether or not schools have the jurisdiction to censor or punish speech that takes place off campus and detached from school connected or endorsed events or property.
Hello, and welcome to Misintelligence's first Month in Tech. It'll be a roughly once-a-month (not *monthly*) column on Misintelligence featuring dahliaOS, IPFS, Matrix, the Fediverse, and other major developments in the technology and Internet world.
I’ve heard quite some horrifying things about incumbent President Donald Trump’s press conference, from an unfinished election he and his followers claim is “rigged.” Today, I took a look at the claims he made in the press conference to determine how much truth there was to his claims.
The Presidential Election of 2020 was rigorously challenged by the incumbent President Donald Trump, who was ultimately defeated by his opponent, President-Elect Joe Biden. The final blow was delivered on the morning of January 7th, 2021, and Trump conceded the election that evening.
At XYZCO, we strongly believe in trust. We trust our users to do the right things with our products. Our users trust us to produce these products and improve them over time. Central to our trust is transparency; we’ve always been transparent with our products, and our users are always transparent with us about their uses of our products.
The attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 will be forever remembered. It will be in history books (already are in some). It is probably the largest terrorist attack ever executed, and we all hope and pray that such a tragic atrocity never happens again. However, what if I told you it has?
In the last part, I explored the possibilities for what events can categorize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the events described when the Fifth Seal was opened. Now I'll explore more of the potential candidates that could be signs, and part of the end.
I'm actually quite glad I finally got around to writing more about the Bible, but in today's post I'll sound like a conspiracy theorist. Because the truth is, all we can do right now is guess. There's nothing definitive, but here are a few theories for how 2020 could spell out the end of the world.
Why do you celebrate on the fourth of July? Is it because of America's independence from the tyranny of the King? Is it because you have freedom of religion, or speech, or expression? Or do you just love to celebrate, no matter what the season? But where is the independence in America?
The Great Quarantine of 2020 has taken a toll on all of us. Groups and institutions, such as schools and churches, have been hurt too. For many, school was moved online for the rest of the semester in March. How does this move to online school affect the education of students?
If you've been watching the Fuchsia community, you may have noticed another OS thrown around here and there: Dahlia, named after the flower. This raises questions such as, "If it's mature enough to fork, why isn't it mature enough to release?" and, "How come they wanted to fork it?"
Since I last checked up on Fuchsia, Google's experimental new operating system, there has been a notable restructuring of Fuchsia's repositories. The shells, which were previously under the "topaz" layer, have been moved to their own repository: "experiences."
Joked about while it was starting in late 2019 as the plague of the 2020s to be akin to the Black Plague and other plagues in decades' 20s, the coronavirus has spread over the last few months to the world, making it no joke. Everyone's in a frenzy about it, but what is it, and why?
Whenever you're watching, say, WWE matches, they advertise that you can watch them in VR. I, then, thought that there was much more to VR than just games. Nevertheless, I had always wanted to play Minecraft in VR. So when I got an Oculus Go for Christmas, I immediately had to try it out.
I'm not talking about the United Federation of Planets, but instead something that is real today. You've probably heard me talk about this quite a bit already, and I'm going to talk about it again. The problem is Zuckerburg and Twitter, and the solution: Federation.
Trump wants to know who has Hillary's missing emails. According to him, Ukraine has the server with Hillary's emails that suddenly went missing in 2016. Is it his job to make sure the server is found? Is it grounds for impeachment?
I'm sure if you've been around the Internet a time or two, you've heard of Keybase. It's a great little tool that allows you to verify your identity across several websites, encrypt, decrypt, and sign data with your own key online, and even chat and send files. What could go wrong?