Items tagged politics

How censoring China’s open-source coders might backfire

Many suspect the Chinese state has forced Gitee, the Chinese competitor to GitHub, to censor open-source code in a move developers worry could obstruct innovation.

In all honesty, we should also be worried about MS owning GitHub, and not enough people are.

Tags: programming, politics

The Technocrat’s Dilemma

(Via the No Tech Magazine.) Even true things shouted from loudspeakers start to sound like lies.

Tags: science, politics

GitHub suspending Russian accounts deleted project history and pull requests

Tags: programming, politics

Car rams Russian Embassy gate in Romania, driver dead

Tags: romania, politics

“I bought a one-way ticket”: Inside Russia’s sudden tech exodus

Tags: internet, politics

Wartime Is a Bad Time To Mess With the Internet

Tags: internet, politics

That One Time Furries Saved a Library

Tags: internet, books, religion, sexuality, culture, law, politics

The Games Nobody Wants: How the Winter Olympics Became a Headache for China

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing were supposed to be a triumph for the Chinese government. But the COVID-19 pandemic and diplomatic boycotts have hampered its plans.

Tags: sports, politics

We Don’t Have the Right: A Decolonized Approach to Innovation

Tags: tech, politics

Debate over daylight saving time drags on in Europe

Tags: europe, science, politics

There Have to Be More Sides Than This

Balance doesn't exist in a lopsided world

Tags: media, politics

On looking in the past for a better future

Tags: history, politics

.io considered harmful

Tags: internet, politics, history

Fire at Romanian COVID-19 hospital kills seven people

Tags: romania, health, politics

Iceland elects first female majority parliament

Tags: gender, politics

Big problems at the timezone database

Tags: computers, politics

Nine Years Ago, I Speculated that Dewey’s Days Were Numbered. How Far Have We Come?

Tags: books, politics

Free Software NOT as in `free speech,` NOR as in `free beer`

Tags: internet, politics

Colombian officials accidentally reveal details on Big Pharma’s immunity for adverse reactions to COVID vaccines

Besides the eye-watering costs, the nation agreed to indemnify the manufacturers from any legal responsibility for adverse events arising from the use of their products.

Tags: health, business, politics

Increased Hate Against Sweden’s Indigenous People

Tags: culture, history, politics

Why Is German Internet So Bad: True Answer

Tags: tech, politics

How White Supremacy Is Like a Drug

Tags: science, politics

The Science That Explains Trump’s Grip on White Males

Tags: science, politics

The Great Covid Class War

The pandemic has created the perfect pretext for enacting economically destructive policies.

Tags: health, economics, politics, society, education

Imperial Wars Always Come Home

Tags: history, politics

Transgender woman launches historic bid for public office in Romania

Tags: gender, politics, romania

Programmer Power

Yep, like I wrote the previous year, the software freedom movement is made up of libertarians. Explains a lot, really.

Tags: programming, politics

Romania passes law banning gender identity studies despite protests

Tags: romania, gender, politics

On the King’s two bodies and modern myth making

Tags: history, politics

Coronavirus and the Blindness of Authoritarianism

Tags: health, politics

Collections: The Fremen Mirage, Part I: War at the Dawn of Civilization

Discussing bad historical takes through the lens of sci-fi literature.

Tags: books, history, politics

Abe’s New Word Order

Tags: japan, language, politics

Scoop: Trump suggested nuking hurricanes to stop them from hitting U.S.

Tags: science, politics

Moscow's blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

Tags: tech, politics

Chief Gates Comes to Oakhurst: A Cop Drama

Tags: america, games, law, politics, history

New Zealand’s well-being budget prioritizes happiness over economic gain

Tags: economics, politics

Anti vax movement: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds

Tags: america, health, politics, internet

Technology can't prevent hard border in Ireland if Brexit means customs controls, firms told

Tags: uk, tech, politics

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Tags: architecture, politics

This Man Bought a Far-Right Group’s Domain and Made a Furry Dating Site

Tags: internet, culture, politics

The Anti-Olympic Torch arrives in Tokyo

Tags: sports, politics, japan

A History of Creativity

Tags: culture, business, religion, history, politics

Trump administration wants to remove 'gender' from UN human rights documents

Tags: gender, politics

When the far right targets books, it should ring alarm bells for us all

Tags: culture, politics

White nationalists flock to genetic ancestry tests. Some don't like the result.

Tags: politics, science

Germany gay marriage approved by MPs in snap vote

Tags: sexuality, politics, germany

Stanford researcher sheds light on life of lesbians in Nazi Germany

Tags: sexuality, politics, history

Why Europe’s dependency on Microsoft is a huge security risk

Tags: computers, business, politics

Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere

Tags: business, politics

If the countries of Europe were high school students, what would they be like?

Tags: politics, humor

Schwarzenegger: Indiana’s religious freedom law is bad for Republicans

Tags: america, religion, politics

70 maps that explain America

Tags: america, history, language, politics

The real Indiana Jones on why Western civilization is a bubble

Tags: history, politics

Fox News rips off BioShock Infinite logo, irony ensues

Tags: games, media, politics

An Astronaut's Suggestion On How To Fix Politics Would Be Expensive But Probably Pretty Effective

Tags: space, politics

Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics

Tags: sports, politics

Crimea's Attorney General Spawns Anime Fan Art

Tags: politics, culture

The 1,500 year old schism fuelling the clash between Russia and the West

Tags: politics, history

Ethnic minorities: Into the melting pot

Tags: uk, politics

Germany is the first European country to recognize a third gender

Tags: germany, gender, politics

In Okinawa, Talk of Break From Japan Turns Serious

Tags: japan, politics

Inside the United States

GlobalPost goes inside the United States to uncover the regime’s dramatic descent into authoritarian rule and how the opposition plans to fight back.

Tags: america, politics, humor

Cat proposed as mayor of Mexican state capital Xalapa

Tags: animals, politics, humor

25 US Mega Corporations: Where They Rank If They Were Countries

Tags: business, politics