Monthly Archives: May 2015


By | May 30, 2015

All I have to say about this post claiming that firewalls won’t matter in a few years is an aleph-null string of LOLs filling the multiverse. I first heard this, what, in about 1999 or so? I am sure this assertion was made before then but that is just when I started really paying attention… Read More »


By | May 28, 2015

Why Is the Upgrade Often Less Satisfactory than Your Current Program? A combination of factors. Catering to mobile and tablets, and aiming at low-IQ users are the main reasons. In the early days of the web and of computing in general, most users were from universities or had been in tech already for a long… Read More »

The next step

By | May 27, 2015

The next step of the neobliberal project will be destroying examples of democratic socialism’s success in other countries — such as the already-underway shattering of the UK’s NHS. The examples of success are extremely threatening, and obliterating them must be a high priority. Expect much of the current infrastructure of social support in Europe and… Read More »


By | May 27, 2015

Part of the American Way is to harm yourself as long you harm someone else, too. Preferably worse, but it doesn’t really matter as long as someone else you don’t like gets damaged as well. Expressing your antipathy is what’s important no matter the consequences. An example of this is that a neighborhood around here… Read More »

Her voice

By | May 22, 2015

This is not the type of music I usually like, but it’s Kate Miller-Heidke. Her voice. Damn. At the end that she can sing so damn loud with such enunciation on such high notes. Amazing.

Why I am not friends with men

By | May 20, 2015

Listening to men talk — just how dismissive of and derisive towards women they are — reminds me of why I don’t really have any male friends. Women have some idea of course. They receive the harassment. They overhear the cloistered conversations, sometimes. But I’m betting that women mostly have no idea just how they… Read More »

Reasons for being

By | May 20, 2015

One of the reasons I wanted to join the army and became a paratrooper is that I wasn’t sure that I could do it. And conversely one of the reasons I haven’t cared about graduating from fancy schools or getting other credentials is that I knew that I could, easily, though it would waste vast… Read More »


By | May 18, 2015

All I see lately is people complaining about the violence on Game of Thrones, how it’s not “realistic.” Well, dumbasses, the books and TV series are loosely based on the Wars of the Roses which were extremely violent. So violent that 28,000 people died in one battle alone. If anything the violence on the show… Read More »

Intelligence is a superpower

By | May 18, 2015

Hell yeah, someone who is not a fucking moron writing about Supergirl. The whole piece is great so it’s hard to pull a quote. Just read it. But this part is an easy pull for me because I tend to appreciate someone who actually knows the history of anything. That is very, very rare. The… Read More »