A blast from the past, or: is anybody remembering David Cameron? The guy who fought porn, oh, and he was Prime Minister, too? David Cameron’s Internet porn war won’t put women off watching it – quelle surprise – because ladies are looking (for) porn, too! Nice news article. And when both men and women are looking for porn, and some governments are building up firewalls that will prevent exactly that – what will happen?
The revival of the printed porn magazine! So retro, so cool again! Continue reading
For a moment you wonder if you should swap your telephone numbers. But tomorrow already nobody of them would want to call you. So enjoy this very moment. You’re exhausted at the end of the party of your lifetime. Has anybody taken photos?
Porn opponents have defined another kind of addiction: porn addiction, so their opinion, is a serious disease that must be cured. Pretty much everything you can think of is caused by porn addiction, but, as always, there is a medication. If you already recognize a pattern, please hold it for a while. Continue reading
Advertising, next lesson: Twitter has changed its policy, again (they too have to make some money, haven’t they!) and starts to molest its users with personalised ads. Okay, I’m curious, Twitter! What kind of personal porn will you send me? Let me know! Continue reading
Okay, that’s a lie, obviously. I’m not Satoshi Nakamoto, either, though you can find articles on this blog that claim quite the opposite. I also have never said that Bitcoin is the best currency for criminals – this might be true, but a bit bad, too. I don’t have anything against Bitcoin – you may pay me in it if you want, but it never ceases to amaze me how something that is only a couple of years old has developed a mythical history already! Continue reading
The other worrying trend deals with so-called ‘microaggressions’. This worth-reading article describes a campus world where students are developing an extra-thin skin, making them demand a safe environment completely free from any disturbances. And the hurdles are low: even the slightest hint of discrimination, even if it barely sounds like one, becomes a risk for the alleged offender. Quotes like “America is a land of opportunity” or “Where were you born” become sharp weapons of discrimination and racism this way.
This is not only an American development: trigger warnings, even applied to classic literature, are not uncommon at universites in other countries, too. The defenders of the weak ones are greatly overstating their case, for their rigorous zero tolerance policy supports pathological thinking and an inability to handle alternate or opposing opinions. This is not far away from thought crime, and a smelly breeze of stalinism is blowing over from the campuses of colleges and universities. Watch out, this will be tomorrow’s elite.