Welcome to the first, and possibly last, Jack Marshall Day here at Windypundit. For those who don't know, Jack Marshall is a "professional ethicist" (he teaches CLE courses to lawyers) who opines on various topic at Ethics Alarms. I started following him years ago because he discussed a lot of interesting topics, and even though I disagreed with him on a number of important … [Read more...] about Jack Marshall Day 2020
Winter is here. I was hoping I'd seen the last of it without having to clear too much snow off my driveway, but we got some more snow today, so winter is still here. But you know what's not here? The Winds of Winter. For people like me who only know Game of Thrones through the HBO series, the story is over, and as you may have heard, the ending was a bit of a disappointment. … [Read more...] about Winter Is Here…
Reason magazine is a great source of libertarian thought, but it's also the home of the Volokh Conspiracy blog which, while also libertarian-leaning, nevertheless includes some decisively non-libertarian opinions. Case in point, this post by by Stewart Baker of the Cyberlaw Podcast, explaining how the EARN IT act could be used to attack so-called "end-to-end" encryption.The … [Read more...] about Let’s Not End End-to-End Encryption
As regular readers may remember, I lost my job a few months ago. I'm happy to report that I've started a new job, although I'm not saying where, because I don't want to give anyone the incorrect impression that anything here at Windypundit is being said on behalf of my employer, who have wisely not authorized me to speak for them. I do want to talk about one part of the process … [Read more...] about How Not to Notarize an I-9
Terminator: Dark Fate appears to have tanked at the box office, at least by blockbuster standards. Its quarter billion dollar world-wide gross sounds like a lot, but that's considerably less than Terminator: Genisys, which was also not well received. For some reason, the Terminator franchise doesn't seem to be working very well any more. Why is that? To try to intuit an … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong With Terminator?