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Apostacon Brings Godless Marinara To Omaha

Where can you continue to be touched by his noodly appendages and talk like a pirate?

What is the sauciest freethought conference in the noodle-verse?

It used to be called the Midwest Humanist Conference, but that was… oh dear… I’m falling asleep just thinking about it.

Last year, they renamed it Apostacon, and it suddenly [...]

Do As The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit Says, Not As It Does

If the people at the Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit are so good at predictive analytics, how come they have to ask me if I would like to attend? [...]

Boycott of RSA Conference Expands as Presenters Back Out in the Double Digits

Last week, I shared the news that three presenters at the RSAC — the upcoming conference of the RSA “cybersecurity” corporation — had withdrawn from presenting as a way of protesting the revelation that RSA had accepted millions of dollars in payment on the hush from the National Security Agency, installing a “back door” method [...]

Jeff Carr Withdraws from RSA Conference, Expanding RSA-NSA Boycott

Last month, the world found out that RSA, the “security” corporation that sells supposedly lock-tight encryption software to clients worldwide, had actually accepted millions of dollars in payment from the National Security Agency to install a “back door” method allowing the NSA to break RSA clients’ encryption and spy on their communications without a warrant. [...]

What if they Gave a RSA Conference and Nobody Came?

Just before Christmas 2013 the world found out that RSA, the corporation making millions selling its software to provide security through encryption, had taken millions more in money from the U.S. military’s National Security Agency in order to build a “backdoor” so that the NSA could break any RSA-based encryption to spy on the communications [...]

How Can A Conference Exclude Member Of Secret Organizations?

he conference organizers assert that satanic cults insert neurological programs into the minds of their victims. Among these programs, they say, is one that makes therapists who push their patients to talk about “repressed memories” of satanic ritual abuse look stupid. the conference organizers write. [...]

International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference: Watch it Online

2007-2008 marked the Fourth International Polar Year, a coordinated international research effort dedicated to a better understanding of the Earth’s poles. Various sorts of data were collected in more than 150 research projects during this year.

Some of this research is still proceeding, and a large amount of data collected during the International Polar Year [...]

White Privilege has a Conference

I knew it! That’s how white people stay on top. They have a conference!

11th Annual White Privilege Conference, LaCrosse WI, April 7-10

Do they offer different levels of privilege, like non-harassment from the police for a basic conference rate of $300, hiring advantages if you buy a ticket to the banquet, and access to [...]

Location Tracking Without A Warrant Gets Personal and Political

Governments big and small are tracking your whereabouts, most often without a warrant, with increasing frequency, and for reasons that are unnervingly personal and political.

You may recall that last December, graduate student Christopher Soghoian caught representatives of Sprint-Nextel and Cricket on audio at a private conference for telecommunications corporations and government surveillance agencies. The [...]

CPAC Picks Favorites; Who Do You Want to Run Against Obama in 2012?

The Conservative Political Action Conference has concluded its 2009 gathering by releasing the results of a straw poll that reveal not only the preference of members for a 2012 presidential candidate to run against Barack Obama, but also the mood of conservative activists regarding future presidential races, the current president and the current state of [...]

Slow Food Nation Delayed

If you’re attending, you might want to book an extra night at the hotel, you know, just in case dinner lasts a little bit longer than you had planned. [...]