Category Archives: Opinion

Trump Cites Puerto Rico’s Debt, Threatens to Revoke FEMA

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Rarely can political issues be fairly described as “black-and-white.” As with many facets of life, there’s no singular answer to questions about healthcare, tax reform or gun control.

There isn’t just one right approach to improving public education. There isn’t just one correct way to handle illegal immigration, or diplomacy. These are nuanced issues with wide-ranging courses of action to consider, and they are always further complicated by the furious slurry of competing opinions and perspectives.

Puerto Rico’s current crisis, however, is not one such issue.

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Let’s Talk About the Freakin’ Panama Papers

The Panama Papers controversy is a crazy phenomenon. It is arguably the best example of the power of information technology. The Panama Papers is the single largest data leak in human history. The Panama Papers consist of 2.6 terabytes of information—to put that into perspective, I Googled how many gigabytes were in 2.6 trillion terabytes, and Gogle didn’t even answer me. The next largest offshore data leak is just less than a quarter of its size, which itself is slightly larger than the infamous Snowden leaks. Read more

3 PokéTropes That Could Use a Redesign

2016 marks the 20 Year Anniversary of one of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises, Pokémon. As expected, Nintendo and GameFreak released digital downloads of the collect-a-thon RPG’s original Red and Blue versions as well as news of an all-new upcoming Pokémon game, Pokémon Sun / Moon.

While the 2015 remakes of Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire are the latest entries in the mainstream series, fans haven’t been given the opportunity to explore a new world or meet new creatures since the release of Pokémon X / Y in 2013. Read more