Cartoonist Scott Adams is famous for “Dilbert”, for his right-wing commentary, and most recently a nauseating attempt to promote an app after the Gilroy massacre. On Twitter, journalist John Cook mocked him as “the louis farrakhan of incel white nationalists.” Adams threatened legal action.
“No wonder your piece of shit Gawker publication got its balls cut off,” Adams wrote. “My lawyers will be contacting you.”
Adams would be unlikely to prevail should he follow through with the implied lawsuit, as libel concerns false statements of fact, not insults. But the threat of lawsuits—especially the cost of defending them—is a time-honored method of silencing critics and mockers.
A U.S. judge today dismissed a lawsuit by an American journalist who sought to challenge his placement on a drone “kill list” by U.S. authorities in Syria.
It’s a long road from a song in your head to a song on the charts – especially if you’re just learning to play. The good news is, anyone who’s willing to practice can make music. These online classes can make that process painless, with methods that can teach anyone guitar, piano or even the […]
If you’ve worked in any high-performing engineering lab, you already know about MATLAB. This computing environment and the language that powers it is perfectly suited to science and math, with an interface that makes it easy to express and visualize complex algorithms – not to mention an infrastructure that lets it easily work with other […]
Studies have shown cannabidiol (more popularly known as CBD) to be effective in two main areas: Pain relief and stress relief. Both of those make the non-psychoactive, cannabis-derived compound a natural for topical creams. There’s no shortage of CBD products out there, but here’s eight of our favorites, all specifically designed for dermatological use – […]