This blog is an hiatus while I take a break from the world. Expect posting to resume in approximately two weeks.
November 20, 2016
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?
Basic Theory Intro Course. I’d add Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment and Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation to this list.
November 16, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s Vaunted GOTV Operation May Have Turned Out Trump Voters. Holy fuck what an incompetent campaign.
November 15, 2016
Death of the hatchet job. Book reviewing used to be a blood sport. How has it become so benign and polite? Now impossible to tell if I’d want to read a book or not from a review.
November 14, 2016
It was the Democrats’ embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump. Still posting election stuff. Don’t like it, there are other blogs.
Contrary to perceptions, it wasn’t all angry white men, terrified of the country’s changing hue, who swept Trump into office. Yep; otherwise, he wouldn’t have won.
How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud. Cloud only makes sense if small; beyond, it’s 10-20x $ for 1/10 the performance of bare metal.
November 13, 2016
Florida voters reject utility-backed solar amendment. Got lost in the chaos, but important.
Myron Ebell, who revels in taking on the scientific consensus on global warming, is Mr. Trump’s choice to lead the transition at the E.P.A. Now comes the pain. (Though Clinton would also have done nothing about GCC.)
Russia Isn’t Actually That Happy About Trump’s Victory. Yep. Mostly Dem fantasy.
The prospect before us. Been thinking a lot lately about societal one-way doors and human nature.
The coalition for diversity whose diversity did diversity just win? Don’t completely agree with this, but is worth consideration.
November 12, 2016
It’s Time to Dismantle the Democratic Party and Start Anew. That time was a decade ago. But yes.
Traumatic stress changes brains of boys, girls differently. Interesting, but as with all studies take as provisional.
November 11, 2016
Even Fans Admit Chances Of TPP Being Ratified By US Soon — Or Ever — Have Just Slumped. Another great evil likely defeated.