Monthly Archives: July 2016


By | July 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton picked an anti-abortion Republican Democrat. The “safe choice.” Not so safe if something happens to her and then we have an anti-woman galoot in charge of the country. And the “safe choice” actually would’ve been Elizabeth Warren because that would’ve brought some liberals over who now will never in a million years vote… Read More »


By | July 23, 2016

This matches the science, though most of the press and most people want to believe it’s just alarmism. If only the “alarmism” dismissal were true. If only. There is no way we’ll not resort to geo-engineering. It’ll either be that or a quite likely extinction. Soon, we’ll have the fun choice of extinction caused by… Read More »

Enviro Left

By | July 22, 2016

The environmental left’s real problem is the same one as the “Remains” had in the Brexit vote: their message expresses no hope for the future, and instead enumerates only consequences and punishments. Whatever their actual message, when most people are exposed to the enviro-left’s messaging what they hear is a litany of how we’ll all… Read More »


By | July 21, 2016

Was thinking about this article and The Hunger Games. I’ve seen many of the shots that Katniss made in The Hunger Games decried as “impossible” — shots that were actually rather easy for someone with her (or an Olympic archer’s) skill level. Most of the shots she took were at close or huge objects —… Read More »


By | July 20, 2016

“You’ve never been lost until you’ve been lost at Mach 3.” – Paul F. Crickmore – test pilot

Nominative price

By | July 20, 2016

I work with a guy who went to an Ivy League school. Recently, he had to take some classes at a local community college for a certification. Now all I hear is him grumbling about (and I quote), “I can’t believe I wasted all that fucking money when I was young and dumb! The community… Read More »

Domicile denial

By | July 20, 2016

Why is it the fate of nearly all cities (particularly geography-constrained ones, but not only) to punish residents by having ever-rising housing costs? Can just NIMBYism explain it? I mean, I am sure it is multi-causal. But what’s odd is not that geography-constrained cities have high and rising rents. That’s at least somewhat explainable. What… Read More »


By | July 20, 2016

This is not a weird quantum effect! Because neutrinos don’t readily react with baryons, this is exactly what is expected. Superposition is present until interaction occurs — in fact, it couldn’t really be any other way. And of course the writer had to drag out Schrödinger’s damn cat without really understanding it. The physicist Erwin… Read More »


By | July 19, 2016

I’m tired of hearing about plagiarism. I don’t give a crap about it and 99% of the time it’s some narrow academic definition of plagiarism that means nothing to anyone not in academia. OH NOES he plagiarized his own work! She doinked some boring speech that was itself a rehashing of a billion other crappy… Read More »

HW Engine

By | July 19, 2016

“The mind was so rotten with misrepresentation that in some cases it literally had to be damaged before it could make a truly rational decision—and should some brain-lesioned mother abandon her baby in a burning house in order to save two strangers from the same fire, the rest of the world would be more likely… Read More »