Monthly Archives: April 2013


By | April 30, 2013

I have a good instinct about idiots. I always seem to despise them before the cool people start to hate them. Like Matt Yglesias. And Jonah Lehrer. The first time I read a Jonah Lehrer piece I said, “This sounds like complete horseshit” and I vowed never to read anything by Lehrer again. On my… Read More »


By | April 27, 2013

The economy – contrary to popular belief and even the belief of some economists – is absolutely not zero sum. Many people want you to believe that as it is in their best interests that you do so. That would be mostly members of the 1%, large banks, etc. Certain parts of the economy are… Read More »

Won’t be going that way again

By | April 26, 2013

Not that we should expect every woman to do this, but damn, this is awesome. The bus driver tried to kiss her, then when she spurned his advances he allegedly said he would rape her. She knocked a knife from his grasp, broke it in two, bit his hand, wrestled him to the ground and… Read More »


By | April 25, 2013

What in the hell. I JUST noticed something strange on Wikipedia. It appears that gradually, over time, editors have begun the process of moving women, one by one, alphabetically, from the “American Novelists” category to the “American Women Novelists” subcategory. So far, female authors whose last names begin with A or B have been most… Read More »

All of them

By | April 25, 2013

I’ve never seen anything like this before: That’s pretty badass. I don’t even like the song, but how do you even begin to practice something like that?


By | April 25, 2013

When your hair looks like this while standing outside, you are about to die or be grievously injured. Only people from non-lightning-prone states or areas could look so happy to be in such a situation. When your hair is standing up like that, a lightning strike is mere seconds away. I don’t recall the complete… Read More »


By | April 24, 2013

Every time I have a lucid dream, I practice and attempt to perfect my telekinesis. At first, I could only move a small object – a coin or matchbook – in the palm of my hand. Now, I can push a full-grown adult woman back thirty feet across a floor without knocking her down (control,… Read More »


By | April 19, 2013

About the below, about all the time spent understanding QM, some people ask, “Why bother? What does that gain you?” Well, ignoring even the simple joy of understanding something for its own sake, I know why the sun shines. Not just some vague guess – I know exactly why. I know why photons are emitted,… Read More »


By | April 18, 2013

I wish anyone – which is nearly everyone – who has no clue what Erwin Schrödinger was actually getting at when he devised the Schrödinger’s cat thought experiment would just stop writing about it. A good idea is that if you can’t explain what spin is in quantum mechanics, to never write another word about… Read More »

Why I can never use a tablet for work

By | April 14, 2013

Here’s what I was doing yesterday for work. I had a virtual machine open so I could use my company’s VPN software. In that virtual machine, I was remoted into my work admin box, which I was consulting frequently. I was also remoted into two different machines that I was using to conduct file transfers.… Read More »