Some Myths about the Proletariat

What's keeping us waiting? Where's the revolution at?   There are two standard answers on the left: apathy and the lack of leadership. Either people are too engrossed in their own little world of X Factor, I'm a Celebrity and 'I'm alright Jack,' or they just don't have the right hero to lead them into... Continue Reading →

D9VK

Older Windows games are starting to see some more love in the form of D9VK, a Direct3D 9 to Vulkan translation layer for Wine. More specifically it is meant to replace Wine's standard implementation that currently translates into OpenGL. Most new Windows titles use at least DirectX 10 and are thus compatible with DXVK, but... Continue Reading →

Misrepresenting Chomsky – 101

One of the endless efforts involved in trying to understand Chomsky concerns constantly shaking off the urge to identify with -isms. This is, perhaps, best summarised by Chomsky's simple approach to determining moral yardsticks - if it's wrong when they do it, then it's wrong when we do it. In other words, and perhaps as the historian... Continue Reading →

(Un-)manufactured Consent

There is a lot to be complained about, when it comes to the legal system that stems from the American Constitution. As constitutions go, it is not a particularly bright one. When a group of slave-owning white men are chased out of Europe for being too fundamentalist (!), and they travel to a new land... Continue Reading →

The Emperor of the Kingdom of Night

Look between the carcasses of floating fancies - yesterday's celebrations and half-hearted desires. All the payments of disposable dreams: one man's luxury and another's adventures; The great triumphs of capitalism--a ghost story; Transient, fleeting, momentary stillness of gasped breaths: remnants, if judgmental, of your wants and his needs - And in between the discarded And... Continue Reading →

Life, as Ken Scudder Knew It!

A tireless civil-rights activist, a true 1960's radical, and an evergreen figure of the San Fransisco adult film scene, Ken Scudder passed away on December 20th, 2019. Scudder's life, not unlike the man himself, was a bit of an enigma. On the one hand he was, as this Rialto Report article points out, "a perennial stalwart... Continue Reading →

EPP, Chomsky and Elegance in Theory

Since Chomsky’s (1981) revision of the Projection Principle (PP) to include the stipulation that every sentence have a subject (Extended Projection Principle; EPP), syntactic theory has been troubled with an apparent explanatory gap. The empirical coverage of the content of EPP is well-documented (Carnie, 1995; Chomsky, 1994), but it remains restricted to a descriptive statement.... Continue Reading →

For Bill & Charles

"Angel-headed hipsters burning for that ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night" --- Allen Ginsberg. Among other things, thanks for explaining how the many palettes of comprehension paint different shades of Understanding. Among other things, thanks for the reaffirmation-- respect strength and never power Some still believe Upon the... Continue Reading →

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