Category Archives: Politics

The Perfect (Digital) Storm

We’re in trouble. All of us. Deep trouble.  Black, white, men, women, all political parties, all factions, we’re all in this. What kind of trouble? Life-threatening computer trouble.  Hold on there, you say.  My PC isn’t waving a knife around.  … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Briefly about Deep Learning

You’ve heard the name over and over, and for most of you it probably settles into the same category as Harry Potter’s “levitation charm” as far as whether you need to understand it.  That’s cool, most people will never need … Continue reading

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A lengthy reaction to a Libertarian statement

A lengthy reaction to a friend’s post regarding Libertarian writings regarding how a “mixed economy” results in a “slide towards fascism” – seems worth sharing more broadly: Edit:  this is the article to which I am referring (taken from “The … Continue reading

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Multipliers Don’t Create

Well, that’s a rather general topic, isn’t it?  Okay, let’s get specific:  in the last twenty years, computers and software, roughly labeled “technology,” have become absolutely ubiquitous and necessary in first-world business.  And yet, human expectations of them have been … Continue reading

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The End of…Ice?

This is a follow-up to my CO2 primer posted a while back.  I wanted to add a sense of scale to the nature of the problem here, so people might get a feeling for the level of “critical mass” we … Continue reading

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My suggestion on Gun Control in a nutshell

This has come up on FB several times, and rather than re-hash it over and over, here’s my recommendation (the first part modeled after the Czech legal system): In order to be licensed to possess any firearm (of various classes … Continue reading

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Fox News: if you’re a woman in the military, you can just expect to get sexually assaulted.

Wow. Apparently, it’s the responsibility of “extreme feminism” for a $113 million expenditure that the military has in place for sexual counseling for female members of the armed forces.  As if that were a bad thing. Oh wait, “Their job … Continue reading

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RP and Birth Control

I never explicitly posted about it, but I have mentioned it several times on FaceBook, the actual agenda behind the pro-life argument. It doesn’t stop with abortion.  That’s just a red-meat issue to get people to jump in line and … Continue reading

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Last time we heard language like this…

…the discussion about it violated Godwin’s law. But you know what?  This isn’t an analogy.  This is a direct comparison. Let’s look at a quote here: “If you can think of [these people], think of them as termites eating away … Continue reading

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No more pink ribbons for me

My money for cancer research (admittedly not a large share of my income) is going somewhere other than Komen. The Susan G. Komen charity is the one that is responsible for all the tiny little pink ribbons and the various … Continue reading

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