What Today Feels Like

Today feels like… …we’ve been chased around the neighborhood by a bully who has a large super soaker. He is shooting everyone he finds. Everyone is wet and no one is happy. Then, one morning the old man down the street sticks out his leg...

Deleted Police Records in the UK

This story is both interesting and frightening at the same time. Britain’s policing minister said Monday that “human error” led to hundreds of thousands of DNA records and other data on criminal suspects being erased from the national police computer. Oops. Kit Malthouse told lawmakers...

Wonder Woman 1984

I am not watching Wonder Woman 1984. It’s not that I don’t like the franchise. I think Gal Gadot is perfect for the role. I loved the first movie. I’m not watching Wonder Woman because I can NOT BUY Wonder Woman. I don’t give a...

Super Intelligent AIs

This is a pretty good article about why we should not create super intelligent AI technology.

Thoughts on M1 MBP So Far

It has been a full day with the new laptop and I have to say that I’ve been doing almost everything with it. I had to install a crap ton of things and I have been doing all of that (including an operating system update...

M1 MacBook Pro 13″

I am happy to report that I just got my new MacBook Pro. I’ve been waiting for about a month as Apple had a backlog. So far, I love this thing. My previous MacBook was a 15″ and I actually wanted the smaller version. It...

Mapping The Universe

This story caught my attention for a very specific reason. Arrogance. We haven’t seen nor are we able to see anything beyond a mere fraction of the universe. For someone to think that they can “map the universe” is probably one of the most ridiculous...

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years

Good article about something that hasn’t happened yet and may not happen. Written as a doom and gloom document, I don’t think there is any doubt about what this article says. I believe it. Unfortunately, unless we address the population issues there is nothing we...

Science News Dump

Today, I thought I would just do a quick dump of the news stories I found interesting and added via Instapaper. Coffee and lower prostate cancer US West pollution was mostly caused by wildfires. Shocking. I know. Exawatt class lasers – I picked this story...

Pink

I used to hate the idea of pink anything. I didn’t even want to be near it. As I am getting older, I am finding that not to be as true as it once was. I saw that they had a pink robe on Amazon...

Seek to Understand

From the Franklin-Covey system… Seek to understand before seeking to be understood. In light of recent events, this is even more important. To extend the quote… Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. That was...

Planning

Planning. We all plan. All of the time. We may not know that we are doing it but we do. When you get up in the morning, you may have thought to yourself that you’ll visit an old friend. You don’t necessarily tell anyone but...

Global Warming is Caused By

Excessive human population. That fact drives everything else that has anything to do with global warming. More people means… More garbage. More Cars More Industry More Animals to Support more Humans Less Trees More Housing. See #5 Someone said that it isn’t the amount of...

Environmental Misbehavior

This is a new term that I coined to explain what setting up a new computing environment is like. It is full of “environmental misbehavior.” Nothing works right the first time in my world. There are way too many complexities. We can’t always think of...

XKCD Goodness

See all of them here.

Head Officially in Sand

I refuse to write about politics anymore on this blog. So, I won’t. I’m not sure about what went on yesterday but I’ll say this much… …Jesus.

The Big Bang Hang-Up

I saw an article this morning about a new telescope that is supposed to aid in our understanding of the “Big Bang” theory. You can read it here. As an official scientific community armchair quarterback, I can honestly wonder to myself out loud “who gives...

Relativity and Why Einstein is Wrong

I’m not going to write about the entire theory of relativity but I do want to touch on a concept that I believe Einstein got wrong. The concept is reality versus perception. If I jump into a rocket ship and I speed away from the...

Masculinity in the Modern Age

I don’t think that just because men do things that women do necessarily makes them gay. The idea that men are supposed to be neanderthals sporting tremendous amounts of body hair and talking in the most gruff voice they can muster used to work ok...

Why I Hate Funerals

They are a complete waste of time. They are only about the living and not really the dead person who doesn’t give a shit about what you planned, what you are doing, and how they are dressed because…you know…they are dead. Death is a very...

Personal Goal – Programming

Today I spent some time on looking at some of the goals I want to achieve sometime this year. One of those goals is to learn Python 3 programming language formally. What does that mean? Formally to me means that instead of learning the language...

The Scientific Love Affair with Dark Matter

This is an official rant. Dark matter doesn’t really exist. I want to start of this quick little blog post with the facts. A quick summary about what it is… Dark Matter was created to explain behavior in other celestial objects that science cannot explain...

Happy New Year!

I almost forgot.   It is a new year today. The following is a clip from my announcer from the Take That! Radio days. It sums everything else up perfectly.

Peak Season Wrap-Up

If you were expecting an extending post about the trials and tribulations of peak season, you won’t find it this year. It was a relatively calm year. Great leadership made all of the difference. We’re now on to bigger and better things. One of those...

Night Shot

This is a picture I took this morning around 5:00 am. The sun isn’t anywhere close to being up yet but the camera makes it look as though it has. The cloud details are stunning.