Monthly Archives: August 2017

Dutch West America

By | August 31, 2017

No matter how it uses its power, Google might be the single most powerful corporate entity ever to exist. In principle (and perhaps already has in practice) it could determine the fate of elections, of wars, of what we do or more likely do not do to combat climate change. There is no part of… Read More »


By | August 31, 2017

It’s weird how the justification for so much pointless math in school really always boils down to, “You’ll need it when you take another math class!” My partner today said as we were discussing a similar topic, “I used to like physics before I took physics classes.” Her objection to all her math and physics… Read More »


By | August 31, 2017

I don’t think anything in the tech world has ever made me angrier than what Firefox is doing to itself, and how useless it’ll be after it does it. Literally no useful extensions will be left and the browser will be worthless and no better than IE at that point. There has rarely been such… Read More »


By | August 30, 2017

If you were thinking of buying an SS — which I heartily recommend if you can swing it — do buy a new one. Not really worth it to buy a used one. Not if you can bargain at all. I paid not that much more than that, and got the full manufacturer warranty and… Read More »

Social Darwinism

By | August 28, 2017

Today, Charles Darwin would be hounded out of science and academia as he was a slow worker and didn’t use any math in his work. In fact, many of the world’s greatest scientists of past era would receive the same treatment. If anyone thinks that is a good thing, then you and I have some… Read More »


By | August 26, 2017

What a strange world we live in where we have Juggalos set to do battle with Nazis with Donald Trump as President while a hurricane destroys Texas. If you’d written this in a novel twenty years ago, it’d’ve been dismissed as utterly implausible trash. But now we live in an utterly implausible trash reality. Ah,… Read More »


By | August 26, 2017

Why I do not support Kamala Harris: its chelsea @SenKamalaHarris never supported me she stands for the fascist police state you love so much ‍♀️ you are the same — Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) August 24, 2017 She’s a torture-supporting neoliberal. Simple as that. However, I do support Tulsi Gabbard and Tammy Duckworth.


By | August 26, 2017

Almost everything everyone does on Twitter these days would be much better-suited to a blog. It’d be easier to read, easier to link, and much easier to aggregate. The future seems to be using stupider and worse technology so you can get idiotic, low-value things done more quickly. Great.