This is a beautifully written article debunking intelligent design.
I'm a technical director and individual contributor who focuses on issues such as: Corporate technical strategy (e.g. what technologies should we be investing in and when?), Cross company technical coordination (building consensus on the direction for our technical architecture and then herding the cats to make it happen), Standards strategy (which standards do we create/adopt/oppose … ∞
So what does it take to get one's universities boycotted by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT)? Does killing 10s of thousands of civilians get you boycotted? Nope, not good enough. Perhaps that's not a direct enough comparison. How about invading a territory, killing its people and moving in huge numbers of one's own … ∞
Our rights only exist to the extent that we defend them in our daily lives. The right to free speech, for example, would quickly drain away if we didn't frequently exercise it and by so doing kept the knowledge of the rights importance and the mechanisms to protect it alive and well. But too often … ∞
I liked university. It gave me time to think about things. It gave me interesting people to talk to. But then I had an idea. It was called the Host Routing Multicast Engine (HRME). The idea was to get computers above the TCP/IP layer (e.g. not IP based multicast, see here for the problems with … ∞