Balticon dropped its accusations against Stephanie Burke and dumped all the blame on one staffer. https://garymcgath.com/wp/followup-on-balticon/
It just sank in that in 2025, the president's office might be a prison cell. https://reason.com/volokh/2022/08/31/to-indict-or-not-to-indict-that-is-the-question/
Apple's AirDrop is incredibly insecure in its default configuration. If you never use a communication feature, turn it off. You can always turn it back on. https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/08/31/airdropped-nudes-nearly-cancel-cabo-flight?utm_medium=wwww
And it was accepted the same day!
I've been seeing the word "edgelord" a lot lately. Here's an explanation and discussion of it. https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/what-is-an-edgelord-slang-definition-words-were-watching
Democrats are repeatedly claiming that handouts to college graduates, who are generally top earners, will "close the racial wealth gap." They don't expect anyone to believe it. They just want to get the white-collar vote.
But there's potential for some great cartoons. Free idea: Uncle Sam handing a check to a white guy at a desk, while nearby a dark-skinned, foreign-looking guy is getting into the cab of a truck with a sign "Only 42 payments to go" with visibly changeable numbers.
My latest article published by @Liberty_Fund , on Verdi's opera Don Carlo. A complex opera pointing at the beginnings of religious liberty in Europe. https://oll.libertyfund.org/reading_room/2022-08-24-verdi-s-don-carlo-the-beginnings-of-religious-liberty
When people falsely claim words are slurs, their goal is power, not justice. https://garymcgath.com/wp/war-on-words/
On Twitter, if a woke calls you a Nazi and you object, you're the one who gets punished. https://twitter.com/phoebesteps/status/1560524320966750208
Live at 11 AM EST today, August 19: "Stand with Salman: Defend the Freedom to Write." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O2Y4tyOTN0
"Am I allowed to write about...?"
This blog post provides a one-word answer and a slightly longer one. https://garymcgath.com/wp/allowed-to-write-about/
Freelance tech writer. Lover of liberty, music, and cats. Author of The Magic Battery, Files that Last, and Tomorrow's Songs Today.
My latest novel is Spells of War, the sequel to The Magic Battery.
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