The Oasis

John C Dvorak
Essays discussing politics, technology and world affairs
Created 02 Nov 2020
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  • The Attack on Facebook Redux
    22 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    If you want to understand the sudden attack on, and panic over, Facebook and its effects on teen girls, look at the basics. In other words, follow the money. Traditional media is losing the advertisin...
  • The Great Fealty Test
    28 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Every so often there seems to be a test of the public’s will to check its obedience. As children in once meaningful classes in public school (when I was a kid), we were always taught how the Chinese, ...
  • Afghaniscam
    07 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    If Donald Trump had evacuated Afghanistan and left upwards of $90 billion in armaments and weaponry in the hands of the Taliban, how long would it have taken for Nancy Pelosi to begin a third round of...
  • Stalinist America
    31 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    The powers in control of the public trust, including the mainstream media combined with Facebook and Twitter, are all complaining about Covid misinformation. They cry that bad information is everywher...
  • Space Jerks
    16 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    When I was a kid, parents would tell their kids to finish their meals because there were starving kids in Africa, India, and, China. Since the food in front of me could not get to those places, I’ve a...
  • Perils of the Personal Pronoun
    29 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    The general public never uses or pays much attention to the proliferation of idiotic personal pronouns such as “per” and “xir,” except in a negative way. I’ve never heard one used on any network TV sh...
  • The New Era of Lost Friendships
    01 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    One of those random articles promoted by the front page of a web browser claimed that 2020 was the year of lost friendships. Chasms widened between Republicans and Democrats, Conservatives and Liberal...
  • The Death of Expertise and the Rise of the Internet
    25 May 2021 • 3 min read
    The modern Internet has become a hopeless cesspool of lies, misinformation, malinformation, bad intentions, ignorant good intentions and half-truths, outright hoaxes, slander, cruelty; as well as a re...
  • The Scourge of Unboxing Videos
    27 Apr 2021 • 1 min read
    I knew that it was time to get out of product reviewing when the idiotic “unboxing video” became the standard by which all products are now reviewed (if you can call this reviewing). What I’m talking ...
  • Self-Driving Cars: Still a Bad Idea
    20 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    I first wrote about self-driving cars in 2012 and had high hopes for the idea. After all, these cars would lessen congestion and lower traffic deaths, which hover around 33,000 a year in the United St...
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