In the old, more innocent days of the internet — the days when people naïvely assumed that nazis were figures from a dark past, fading slowly into history — people who were very pedantic about prescriptive rules of grammar were often called ‘grammar nazis’. We did not think, then, that grammar nazis might be unconsciously encouraging actual nazis. But I think they were, and are.
Posts tagged politics
Or: the Cummings-Johnson effect.
I thought it would be interesting to get an idea of how many people will die because Dominic Cummings thought it was fine to ignore the lockdown rules, and Boris Johnson agreed with him. So I wrote a program to explore this Cummings-Johnson effect.
Anyone who says that the facts show that men are innately better than women in computing either does not know the facts, does not understand them, or is lying.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
‘Those who control the present can rewrite the past’ — Anne Fortier
In 2016 you voted for brexit. But you voted for it because the leave campaign lied to you, of course: not because you didn’t like foreigners very much and didn’t care very much about your children’s future.
Whatever you think about brexit, there is something which matters more. And brexit is not compatible with that thing.
Welcome to the age of the clown fascists.
What sort of people will vote for Trump in 2020, if he lasts that long?
Sometime in the middle of 2019, the UK will have a new prime minister. He1 will have considerable power to control whether, when and how the UK leaves the EU.