I love ongoing debates which may never be resolved, such as Team Evolution versus the Intelligent Design crew. I am hesitant to even post this since it tends to provoke apoplexy in people. This quote from Jerry Coyne is quite clever which I got from this article. When, after a Christmas visit, we watch grandma … Continue reading Extrapolation
Salon has an article When Google Lost Its Cool. Once you get really big, and powerful it is inevitable that you become controlling, that you spend less time innovating and more time trying to suppress competition. If you took all the large corporations absent help from big government most of them would disappear in two … Continue reading Please Head for the Cliff
I follow over 100 blogs on various topics (my current unread list > 1k, e.g., 249 on politics and economics, 271 in technology). I have experimented with WordPress' Reader and Blog Lovin's. In the end they are really lame compared with the most minimal stand alone RSS reader. Moving my follow list into NetNewsWire has … Continue reading Less Liking than Before
Probably not really completely fair but interesting. A map is here.
Interesting study from NASA. Does this flip the script? This study concerns itself with the thermosphere. What happens down here on the surface could be different. The Russian climatologists have always believed solar flares were the cause of the warming effect. Right now temperature appears to be in an overall slight downward trend. Who knows … Continue reading Game Changer?
Bat for Lashes' song Laura. Co-written by Justin Parker. He co-wrote some of my favourite songs from Lana Del Rey. Music is communication of emotion. If the melody is beautiful, you really only need the human voice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UznHTBZIa8E
Being down with the flu, the real kind, for over a week reminds you of your own mortality. We tend to live as if we will live forever. We all know we are going to die, we grow up witnessing it but at the same time death is what happens to the other guy. We … Continue reading Incurvatus in se