If so, you’ll *love* the XKCD “What If?” site. This site caters exactly to the kind of approach I like to take and see taken to questions. Going beyond the obvious and applying science and mathematical rigor after allowing an initial potentially implausible initial condition.
I’m sure you’ve already heard about this item, where the creator of “The Oatmeal” (Matthew Inman) executed a wonderful, creative and philanthropic smackdown on a small-minded stereotype-producing lawyer that had originally been retained to represent the interests of someone who was not quite above board in his handling of Intellectual Property – most notably “The Oatmeal” content … Continue reading The Oatmeal Rules! Lawyers… the ones we hear about anyway… not so much
About a year ago I decided to splurge and get myself some Oakley glasses. I’m much more of a Sams Club fanboy for my glasses but I was looking for something that could provide good dust and wind protection while bicycling and most of my options seemed to involve glasses that could be best described … Continue reading Oakley Glasses warranty worth about as much as the paper it’s printed on
For those that don’t know, I hail originally from Canada. There is a lot about America that attracts me and “Government staying out of my affairs” is a biggie. It is with no surprise then that I was very much in favor of shucking off a socialized medical system and its shortcomings for a more … Continue reading Socialized Medicine – Looking Better and Better – I’m about to do the MRI Thing
There is so much that I agree with in this article “The unspoken truth about managing geeks” that I can’t stress how much reading it in its entirety would be beneficial for every single manager and above in my (or any) company. The only two things that I would add are: 1) A manager of … Continue reading The unspoken truth about managing geeks
I was “tagged” in facebook and thought this list would be a nice addition on my personal blog as well. 1. I have been on crutches on at least 3 separate occasions in my life. Twice for reasonable things, once ’cause I was being an idiot 2. I have exercised rigorously pretty much all of … Continue reading 25 Things about me – Because I was asked…
Lunarpages elected to relocate my site to a new server which promptly messed it up. I had two tickets open with them neither of which got very quick action. I originally chose Lunarpages because they are rated VERY highly by sites that rate such things but so far I’ve received no help at all. My … Continue reading Sorry about the website this past weekend
I don’t watch TV newscasts anymore. But if more people sided with Mika Brzezinski, especially so-called journalists fronting the major networks, maybe we could have less Paris Hilton, Anna Nicole and other drivel and focus on topics that actually *do* affect us. Such as our continuing rape at the gas pumps, the travesty of the … Continue reading Yes!! It’s about time!! Real Journalism trying desperately to cut through the crap!
ABC News: Should Parents Worry About Vaccinating Their Children?: I always enjoy John Stossel’s reports. But he’s one of the better kept secrets on TV. I find it very difficult to find the shows where his segments are aired. This article demonstrates, yet again, how we worry about things that we shouldn’t, don’t about what … Continue reading Should parents worry about vaccinating their children?
Time magazine tends to cater to a pretty credulous mindset. If I want solid reporting and analysisÂ of world events I favor “The Economist”, but I was pointed to “Time’s” December 4, 2006 cover story by a blog entry on Phil Plait’s “Bad Astronomy” blog. I fly airplanes, I shoot guns,Â I don’t smoke and I do … Continue reading Time Magazine’s Article – “Why We Worry About The Things We Shouldn’t… …And Ignore The Things We Should”