Monthly Archives: June 2014

Same here

By | June 27, 2014

This is true of me as well. I would­n’t make it past the résumé scre­en if I were start­ing my care­er today. Luckily when I started it was fairly easy to get a job in IT. Now it’s not so easy and there is no career path to move up – most of the lower-level… Read More »

Maybe yes

By | June 27, 2014

This is a good review of one of my favorite films. Both Anna Farris and Angela Bettis are just great in the movie, and it does as the reviewer points out skewer the “I’m so quirky and weird” rom-com crap.

Specificity

By | June 26, 2014

This is also why I could not be a modern scientist. It’s not just a cliché to state that a modern scientist often knows very much about an extremely tiny area. There is nothing wrong with that, but it’s just not for me at all. It’s often why I can romp all over intellectually those… Read More »

Appro

By | June 26, 2014

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Let’s say that we could stop all cultural appropriation tomorrow. No feathered headdress would ever again mar a fashion runway. Blackface would remain a thing of the past. Only those signalling their identification with the Palestinian struggle would wear the keffiyeh. Yet here’s a sticking point – since… Read More »

Cap

By | June 26, 2014

I think I truly must not be human, as I can only solve captchas about 40% of the time on the first try. This guy has the same problem it seems.

Drop

By | June 25, 2014

I love it when some random commenter drops some big block of knowledge like this, about art forms that most people dismiss. The “break” in “breakdancing” comes from the use of the breaks in songs by DJs. Very cool. I remember maybe in fourth or fifth grade when breakdancing was at its peak popularity. My… Read More »

Net wrong

By | June 25, 2014

This article contains some technical inaccuracies, some hand-waving to distract and make people look the wrong direction, and some outright falsehoods – in other words, the average net neutrality article from Wired. I’m guessing that Wired is probably getting paid by someone to write these articles. Otherwise, there is no real explanation for it. Ignorance… Read More »

Entertainment

By | June 24, 2014

Many people – usually those beaten down by ill-considered academic theory – believe that if something is entertaining, it cannot be art. That only in misery, in slogging through the 800 page book with no plot and vague characters, in watching that six-hour Italian movie of a static shot of a bridge, can true art… Read More »

About the below

By | June 20, 2014

Of course, someone holding a gun to your head like that means they have no training. Anyone with training would stand at the very least four feet away from their captive – too far away for them to rush or knock their arm aside. In reality, if someone trained wants to kill you, they will.… Read More »

Speed

By | June 20, 2014

This guy is unbelievably fast. The problem with pulling a gun on someone is that you might run into someone like him, and then you are dead (and no, people this fast aren’t always the “good” guys).