Month: February 2019

Thinning the herd: Reparations

What do Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris, former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro, and Marianne Williamson have in common? All are Democratic candidates for president in 2020. And all have indicated some support for reparations to the descendants of slaves… Read More ›

Holy smoke, Smollett

Jussie Smollett. I know that name now, but until recently I’d never heard of him. And I’d never watched nor wanted to watch “Empire.” (Still don’t.) But in the last week it’s become impossible not to know the man’s name… Read More ›

This person does not exist

That’s right. This person does not exist. She’s a product of AI, artificial intelligence. Computers have analyzed millions, probably billions, of photos of people. All ages, races, skin tones, and accessories like earrings and glasses. All done for facial recognition programs,… Read More ›

When will we ever learn?

In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes A quarter of all kindergartners in Washington county aren’t immunized. Now there’s a measles crisis Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get Vaccinated