Electronic vs. Printed Books, Gun Control, and Moral Panic

Back in the early days of the Internet you’d frequently find sensationalist stories along the lines of “teenager learns how to make bomb from internet” in the media. Similarly, we’ve seen headlines along the lines of “mass murderer played violent video games“, or “rapist had huge collection of porn” (no links because my search results […]

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A Modest Proposal

I think if we’re going to have guns they shouldn’t be concealed. They should have day-glo grips, stocks, and cases — mandatorily lurid pink I suggest, have built-in GPS sensors, and make wah-wah noises when they’re moved around; the battery that runs the GPS and buzzer also allows the gun to be fired; and every gun should […]

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