Computer scientist Richard Stallman, who defended Jeffrey Epstein, resigns from MIT CSAIL and the Free Software Foundation

Computer scientist Richard Stallman, who defended Jeffrey Epstein, resigns from MIT CSAIL and the Free Software Foundation

Computer scientist and open software advocate Richard Stallman said he has resigned from his position as a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) after describing a victim of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein as “entirely willing” in emails sent to a department list. Stallman has also stepped down from his roles…

Politics gets personal on dating apps

Politics gets personal on dating apps

Gone are the days when you talked politics only on the third or fourth date. With political compatibility becoming important to millennials, apps now let you list your views Everyone has their turn-offs in online dating — some swipe left for bad grammar, others for shirtless and mirror selfies (more so, a combination of the…

Dating: A Research Journal, Part 1 (2016)

Dating: A Research Journal, Part 1 (2016)

Part 1 – The Best of You “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Love is a capricious spark, a miraculous whirlwind. It is found by following ancient prophecies, embarking on dangerous quests, facing your deepest fears, and finally realizing it was there with you all along.…

Angry Nerd: Let’s Crush Facebook’s Secret Crush

Angry Nerd: Let’s Crush Facebook’s Secret Crush

Ain’t no shame in the algorithmically optimized love life. If you and snookums matched on OkCupid, I already like you better than those obnoxious, self-­satisfied couples who met “the real way.” (Good luck, IRLers—some number crunchers at the University of Vienna suspect your marriages aren’t as joyous.) The internet excels at matchmaking, widening my circle…