Benjamin Carlisle

Grad school, medical ethics, computer programming, graphic and web design, philosophy, music, writing, quidditch and Canadian politics


A defence of student porn actors

How punishing students for acting in porn is exploitative three times over


In defence of #selfies

It is fashionable these days to tease people who take selfies, or to look down one’s nose at those who do take selfies, or to dismiss them as juvenile, feminine, vain, or generally bad for reasons unspecified.

You’ve seen it before. Maybe you’ve done it yourself. You see someone pull out a phone to take a selfie, and you make a joke about it, or…


Medical ethics meets bitcoin — proof of prespecified endpoints in medical research with the bitcoin blockchain


Introduction


Narnia is in the Public Domain in Canada, but not in the United States or Britain

or, “Why movie reboots suck so hard these days”


A review of and rationale for Bitmessage

What it is,how it’s different, and why you should care


There is a little bit of crypto-anarchist in all of us, and…


Getting rid of the username / password paradigm forever

I hate passwords so much, don’t you?


The username / password paradigm for user authentication is…


Oil’s gotta go somewhere, somehow, right?

Responding to the assumption that the oil pipeline is good for the economy

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    How punishing students for acting in porn is exploitative three times over