Opinion

Touch ID under Duress

A feature that I would like to see on Apple’s Touch ID devices is what I call a “duress” mode. Let’s say someone is mugging you and demanding that you unlock your device. What if you assigned a specific finger to something called duress mode...

Fireworks Laws

I wasn’t sure but I had a feeling that fireworks were illegal in my area. Law changed in 2017 Until a few years ago, it was illegal for Pennsylvanians to buy most fireworks, with retailers focusing on sales to outof- state residents. When the law...

Religion Origins

Historical fiction is a story that takes place in a certain period of history but the characters are usually fictional. Religion is the exact same thing. Especially if your religions doctrine cannot be independently verified by historians of the time. That is a very basic...

More Relativity Questions

Some thoughts about the theory of relativity… Electricity moves differently in a vacuum or with altered gravity. Does that mean that time is different or does it mean that how we measure time is different? You could make the argument that a person on Earth...

Streaming Services

There are too many of them. My prediction is that this business model in its current form is unsustainable. People just want one place to pay and watch; they don’t want 100 of them. That is too much shit to keep track of. One place....

Politics Light – Multiple Parties

First of all, I’d like to apologize for writing about politics on my website. I promise you that it is not going to a deep dive into which political party is better and why you should choose one over the other. No. This quick article...

Apple News

I absolutely love the Apple News app. The News app on my iPhone that is. The News app on my computer is something quite different. For me, it all comes down to one simple thing. It is the inability to save anything to Instapaper. Even...

Revisions versus Writing

I am a first draft kind of guy. I can sit here all day long and pound out original material like nobody’s business. When it comes to revisions, I hate it. I’m doing it now. I have to go back over the last few stories...

Book Review – Sort Of

I’m not yet going to give details of the book but I’m listening to a science fiction nugget. I like the whole idea of it. There are parts that don’t seem to make much sense. For one thing, the main enemy is missing the motivation....

Wondering Why Hiring Sucks?

I think with out the need to write more about the subject, the picture from today’s paper below demonstrates why it is so difficult to hire right now. The company I work for goes through employees like shit through a goose. They hire 5 and...

Societal Concept

Since I write a lot of science fiction stories, I often wonder what would cause a civilization to never make it into space or not very far before the society collapses. The collapse could be for any number of reasons. Here is why I think...

Sports

I grew up with sports. I used to watch my favorite NFL football team play every weekend and couldn’t wait for the Super Bowl. I remember getting depressed after the All-Star game because I knew there would be no football until next season. I actually...

Assumptions

If I am hot and sweaty and I decide to wear something that lets my upper body breathe (mostly talking about my tits), why do men automatically think that by the act of wearing said garment I am advertising that I am available? If I...

Company Leaks

Apple has had a really hard time to leaks to the press or other sources before a major announcement. There are a lot of people that thrive on rumors and want to speculate about what the next big thing will be. These same people may...

Phone Calls

I don’t like to talk on the phone. Anyone who knows me will tell you how true that is. I hate making phone calls. I’d rather text, IM, or do smoke signals. I’m saying that because my house mate has been on the phone with...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

…or as I used to say back in the 90’s. Happy “would have been” Birthday Grandma! I think of her often. She was a wonderful lady. As I go onto Google this morning, I have to ask myself “why is this google so fucking lame?”...

Public Stalking

I believe I just figured out why it disturbs me when I hear that someone is a “fan” of someone else so much that they devote time, money, and resources in the pursuit of said fandom. The words “stalk” and “fan” are remarkably similar. …and...

Flashbacks

Flashbacks were the subject of a course that I am taking on fictional writing. I have used them in the things that I have written but I admit, I use them sparingly. They can be a great tool but they can also make the story...

Missing the Point

Australia. First of all, I love your women. They are amazing, smart, and gorgeous. As for your decision making skills as a country, not so much. Australia’s prime minister said on Monday that Microsoft is confident it can fill the void if Google carries out...

The Superhero TV Formula

I love comic books. That isn’t to say that I read them. I love comic books because of the superhero movies and television shows that are a result of them. I remember sitting in from of our console TV as a child and watching Batman...

1% Mob Mentality

I am by no means, a one percenter. In fact, I am probably on the opposite side of that spectrum. I do not desire to have anything that a one percenter has. If I did, I would create a task list and goals that would...

Irrational Behavior in Action

There are many forms of irrational behavior but nothing more interesting than that of the female variety. Scenario #1: The woman has a dog. It is a dog that hates people and bites everyone and everything. The dog is so bad that it can’t be...

Aliens: Come and Get It!

This is my #1 reason why I think aliens will have an easy time of conquering our planet should the need arise. A vast majority of the human race whole heartedly believes (sights unseen) in completely made up and imaginary things. That makes them gullible...

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...

The Annoyed Beta Tester

I found this and couldn’t help but comment on it. My reply to this thread is below. Irritation, annoyance, and frustration are the very definition of what beta testers must go through. You are signing up to put up with it so I get a...