Ryan Petris

Articles by Ryan Petris

Roe v Wade: An Analysis

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade verdict, which set forward a framework for abortions in the United States. Lets take a look at why this was overturned and what could have been done about it.

Civilian Disarmament: What Does it Solve?

First and foremost, this article is titled "Civilian Disarmament" rather than "Gun Control" because that's what the real end goal is, for civilians to be completely disarmed and for the government to have a complete monopoly on any and all forms of weapons. Anyone calling for "Gun Control" that "doesn't want to take your guns away" is being disingenuous.

Now that that's out of the way...

The debate over civilian disarmament is hot right now, due to a handful of high profile mass shootings. Without discounting the lives that were lost in these incidents, I believe a lot of people are shouting "something must be done!" emotionally without rationally looking at the numbers, and looking at what further disarmament can cause. Lets take a look at the numbers to see what we're actually trying to prevent, and how much of a difference it would actually make.

Socialism and Equality

Socialism is looked to as the future, a future where everyone is equal not only politically but monetarily. Is that true? Is socialism really going to solve any of the problems of inequality? Is it going to reign in those greedy rich people?

Lets take a look at a simple scenario and find out.

Don't X My App!

I've been part of the open source community for a long time now, and one of the things that has always been encouraged is for people to take a look at the source and make changes as they see fit; to make the software their own, and to contribute those changes back so that everyone can benefit.

Recently, it seem that there's been a disruption in that mentality; developers, instead of letting their software grow and flourish, have become more protective of their work and are trying to grasp more and more control over their supposed open source software.

Nana and Papa, I'll Miss You

Nana and Papa

It took me several days to write this, as every word would bring back memories and my emotions would take over.

My paternal grandma and grandpa died recently; Nana and Papa we called them for as long as I can remember. While many people my age have lost or will soon lose their grandparents, for me this was especially sad lost. While most grandchildren will see their grandparents a few times each year for their birthdays and Christmas and whatnot, my sister and I spent several years basically living out of their house. For myself, this was first through fourth grade.