Monthly Archives: November 2014

To the men

By | November 30, 2014

To the men arguing that more women entering the tech industry is displacing someone (and the women arguing against this idea) – yes, that is true, women entering the tech industry probably does cause a displacement effect*. That someone displaced is usually male. That’s just simple economics and inarguable. More labor + roughly same number… Read More »

Of course there is

By | November 29, 2014

Of course major media outlets are censoring news about Ferguson. These are capitalist organizations we are talking about. As such, they rely on advertisers to function. Advertisers do not like controversy and do not like alienating racists, since open racists are 30-50% of their market. All ya’ll were the ones who decided to embrace the… Read More »

Houston

By | November 29, 2014

It’s increasingly looking like Margaret Atwood in her MaddAddam trilogy got it right about how future American and world civilization will structure itself: very rich oligarchs living lives of exorbitant luxury, a very tiny “middle class” who are basically their servants, and the impoverished rabble who are seen as utterly savage, base and expendable. Everything… Read More »

Flick

By | November 28, 2014

Yep – this is something that gets ignored when you hear how some display tech is “enough for anyone.” There are plenty of people that can see flicker well above 60Hz (and I am one of them), and the variance is large in humans. I can see flicker up until about 85Hz, and sometimes up… Read More »

SED me

By | November 28, 2014

Wow, sed is so powerful it’s basically impossible to use! Much like iptables. You know a Linux/Unix utility is fucked when there are experts in just that utility. People more obsessed with their tools than what they get done will always be a puzzle to me.

Lupine

By | November 27, 2014

People who dream about murder may be more aggressive during waking hours, a controversial new study finds. What if you frequently dream about your eternal war against the werewolves? What then?

ACA

By | November 25, 2014

Watching all the liberals mumblingly defend Obamacare like it’s some great thing is pretty embarrassing. For them, at least. Sorry, I just can’t get behind a complete giveaway to insurance companies no matter if it helped some people. So now we’re stuck with it and with little chance of anything better. Good job, I guess?

Through the roof

By | November 25, 2014

Probably in 98%+ of the cases where someone claims they were “roofied,” they weren’t. It was just alcohol. Anyone who knows how to pour too much alcohol into a mixed drink can “roofie” someone, especially someone who is not accustomed to having 4x-10x as much alcohol in the same size drink. Most of the symptoms… Read More »

Shortage

By | November 25, 2014

There is no shortage of tech workers. Some more proof of this is that recruiters nowadays often won’t even consider you if you haven’t used the exact product version number of the tech that they want to hire for. For instance, say that you are an expert on version 5. Version 5.1 comes out, which… Read More »