Has there been another presidential election where the followers of the losing candidate – almost a full 2 years later – spent so much of their time & energy trying to blame everyone they can find for the loss: except the losing candidate and the losing campaign staff & party???? — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June… Read More »
Humans of even the fairly recent past were not really that similar to people now. Probability theory was in its infancy in Bayes’s day. Strange as it may seem, before the seventeenth century nobody could calculate even such simple chances as that of a normal coin landing five heads in a row. It wasn’t that… Read More »
Went to a place for lunch down the road where no English is really spoken. I knew this in advance, and I was able to pull back enough high school Spanish to order lunch. I’m not used to it as a white dude being the one out of place, with people looking at me suspiciously.… Read More »
After the language police have purged our argot of all that is offensive or even potentially so, thus removing all evocative phrases and any connotative content, and we are still prejudiced and still, well, human, what then?
The first 10 on today’s playlist.
What a fun song and video. She’s too young to even remember it firsthand of course, but it reminds me of the 80s and very early 90s when people had much more open and approachable personalities. She might be making a reference to that directly because her clothes and hair are an homage to 80s… Read More »
Soccer/Football is the most boring game in history. I can’t see why anyone can stand it. Hockey is just as boring, but icier. In general, I dislike watching team sports of any kind but the idea of anyone wanting to watch soccer is just baffling (yes, I understand the rules). What a turd of a… Read More »
Laura Dern as Admiral Holdo was by far the best part of The Last Jedi. She was just great. Not everyone agrees, it appears. One of the other admirals is a fish. https://t.co/0ocILElVdn — Bob Chipman (@the_moviebob) June 27, 2018 The military in general (in this or any universe) would greatly benefit from having more… Read More »
Cripes I am glad the only immigration “crisis” we have in the US is people mostly like us culturally and socially arriving from the South (and a trickle from the North), and quite a lot of Asians who tend to assimilate easily. Europe, however, is well and truly damn screwed as they have mostly North… Read More »
Mars is extremely bright this morning in the sky, blazing like a cinder. I wonder if the dust storms increase its luminosity, and if so by how much?