Monthly Archives: February 2015

Crime against

By | February 28, 2015

Rape is a horrible crime. In some ways worse than murder, as the victim must live with the consequences. And many rapes do happen on college campuses. However, more rapes occur in prison, inflicted on men than occur on any college* campus or nearby environs. And more rapes occur in marriages, in families and between… Read More »

Showing off

By | February 28, 2015

The new Google Maps is truly a heaping pile of steaming festering crap. So many smart people producing something so fundamentally stupid. Dumb people would’ve produced something better and less complex.

Rarely

By | February 27, 2015

I rarely fall for these sorts of optical illusions because I’ve spent years taking and editing photographs (some of those as a full-time job). Didn’t look white and gold or blue and black to me. Immediately looked brownish gold and blue, and two seconds in Photoshop sampling the colors confirmed this. Hard to believe that… Read More »

Fair in height

By | February 26, 2015

Fahrenheit is better than Celsius. So most of the relevant temperature variation — the vast differences throughout all of spring, summer, and fall—are restricted to only 23 integers. (I could use decimals, if I wanted to sound like a robot.) Indeed, on human scales it’s a lot better. The same problem with the metric system.… Read More »

Fully evil

By | February 25, 2015

Google going fully censoriously evil. Well, more evil. Many X-rated Blogger accounts might cease to exist in the near future, as Google will no longer allow anyone to post sexually explicit or nude videos and images starting on March 23rd, 2015. It doesn’t end there, though: Mountain View also wants old account owners to delete… Read More »

Bo

By | February 24, 2015

An ex-girlfriend of mine said to me, “You just do what you want, no matter what anyone says or does. And it pisses me off that you get away with it!” She didn’t mean it as a compliment but I took it as one. Part of it is just being male. We can get away… Read More »

Lenn

By | February 23, 2015

Due to systemd and Lennart Poettering’s/Red Hat’s current near-complete control of the Linux ecosystem, we should probably change the name of “Linux” to “Lennarx.”

Taplops

By | February 23, 2015

The ever-prescient New York Times on laptops, 1985. I.B.M. never legitimized the market with its much rumored ”Clamshell,” probably because the company realized that laptops are a small niche market, not a mass market. A lot of new ideas look very, very bad initially. That’s what makes it so hard to tell the two apart.… Read More »

Fat Acceptance

By | February 23, 2015

The fat acceptance movement — while it had noble goals at first — has now become a ridiculous, anti-scientific parody of itself, not much different than the anti-vaxxers. According to the mainstream of that movement, caloric intake has nothing at all to do with weight and fat is all some “genetic virus thyroid” problem not… Read More »