December 4, 2016
A Job Is More Than a Paycheck. Some economists are (slowly) waking up.
Kate Rubins just scienced the @$!# out of the International Space Station. Love the Velcro-equipped space pants.
Sympathy for Todd and Margo: Clark Griswold’s childless yuppie scum neighbors are holiday heroes. God this is great. This is how you do pop culture analysis. Did read again.
December 3, 2016
The U.K. has passed a snooper’s charter. The U.S. could be next. No “could” about it.
It’s Time to Start Thinking of Amazon as a Transportation Company. No. Like WMT, AMZN is now an infrastructure/software company that happens to sell things.
December 2, 2016
What about the black working class? Divisional identity politics is one reason why Dems lost, but this is a neolib method of control.
The Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens. Fuck Instagram filters.
Donald Trump’s swamp of war: What does he know that career military officers don’t? Counterpoint: most modern wars lost by political decisions, not generalship.
The dangers of thinking Australian high school kids just schooled Shkreli. Yep. 90% of drugs I could synthesize myself with a few weeks and $20,000 of gear. This is not the hard part.
November 20, 2016
This blog is an hiatus while I take a break from the world. Expect posting to resume in approximately two weeks.
November 19, 2016
An Alarm Designer on How to Annoy People in the Most Effective Ways. Barking dogs annoy me more than any alarm made by humans.
The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends. Shit’s broke ya’ll.
A History of Hard Drives. My first hard drive was 30MB (yes, megabytes). It seemed like a pure miracle.
Britain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy.’ Future of the US too.
November 18, 2016
Big pharma spends more on marketing than research. Something free market blah blah….
For all the talk of the Republican Party dying, they are doing really well. I have been hearing of inevitable demographic death of Repubs for 30 years, has yet to happen.
The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think No, I’ve worked help desk. Not worse than I think.
You Are Still Crying Wolf. Do not agree with all of this, but the Left has severely overstated its case IMO and Obama has committed terrible actions for which they excuse him (and is a raging corporatist to boot).
November 17, 2016
Elizabeth Warren: Obamacare “wasn’t bold enough.” Oh, really, a giveaway to the insurance companies wasn’t quite enough?