Monthly Archives: May 2013

Healthful

By | May 22, 2013

At first when health care reform was being proposed in the US, I couldn’t understand why employers were so dead-set against it as it would save them hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Didn’t take me long to figure it out. They oppose it because having health care linked to employment basically makes employees… Read More »

Rationality

By | May 22, 2013

Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories. Though I’d argue that by definition, buying into conspiracy theories means you are non-rational.

NYC this

By | May 17, 2013

The last time I was in NYC, I was at a sushi bar eating dinner. There was a woman next to me at the bar who kept looking over at me, so I knew she’d talk to me soon if I didn’t step away. I was feeling remarkably social for me so I stayed. About… Read More »

No community

By | May 16, 2013

I’ve been a feminist supporter as long as I can remember, even before I knew the word “feminism.” I’ve confronted street harassers in real life, and will do so again. I’ve gotten in physical fights about this and will probably do so again. I’ve donated money to causes that help women and equality and will… Read More »

Dream job

By | May 16, 2013

I think my dream job would be to tase in the face men who harass women on the street. Can hardly think of anything more rewarding than that would be.

Where’s mine?

By | May 15, 2013

What, the Marines give you a nice certificate like this when you get out? All I got was a boring piece of paper with a bunch of bureaucratic gobbledygook on it.

No

By | May 15, 2013

Looks like Google just went right ahead and ruined Google Maps. I don’t want it to be customized and depend on social bullshit to function correctly. I don’t want all the interface elements to be hidden. I don’t want it to be flat. I am not using a goddamn phone. I have a 30” monitor… Read More »

8 up

By | May 15, 2013

No, fuckstick, the reason there has been so much complaining about and disapprobation of Windows 8 is because you wanted hundreds of millions of desktop users who need to get real work done to use a fucking phone interface on their work machines. Also don’t believe this for a moment – it’s a lie due… Read More »

Dressing down

By | May 15, 2013

I’m not convinced this is necessarily sexism (though I am not saying it is not), mainly because I hear this all the time and I am male. I don’t do casual Friday and I wear what I call “business goth” most of the time. I wear dark, dressy pants and a dark, formal collared shirt… Read More »

Touched

By | May 15, 2013

I will probably never buy an iphone or similar as I can’t use touchscreen keyboards. I can type – even with practice — 4-5wpm, and often slower. On a physical phone keyboard, I can do easily 20-30wpm. On a real keyboard, I can usually exceed 100wpm. So you can see how crippling a touchscreen keyboard… Read More »