Monthly Archives: July 2012

I’d buy that for a dollar!

Your wallpaper could soon be an HD display http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/30/technology/microsoft-vx-display/index.htm?source=cnn_bin Like that deleted scene in Avatar (available on the extended version), at some point in the not-too-distant-future we will have the ability to have an HD screen the size of our … Continue reading

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A depressing, but important read…

Plutocratic vistas: America’s crisis of democracy Is the present American national legislature an “exact transcript of the whole society”? http://www.salon.com/2012/07/30/plutocratic_vistas_salpart/ This is really interesting in its historical perspective. I talked earlier about the elite ‘conspiracy’ to rule the world, some … Continue reading

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More police state

Extremism normalized How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce to ideas once deemed so radical as to be unthinkable http://www.salon.com/2012/07/31/extremism_normalized/ Regular reader(s) will no doubt be well aware of my thoughts on our police state. I haven’t had a lot … Continue reading

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Survival of the non-stupid

Distracted pedestrians stumble into danger http://online.wsj.com/article/AP50e3f5f32487449299f8201a13bd4ad5.html Personally I think our gene pool needs a bit of scrubbing, so losing some of these people would be a fine thing for me. However, since that won’t be allowed, creating no-texting-while-walking laws are … Continue reading

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Not sure how I feel…

Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem Charles Murray examines the cloud now hanging over American business—and what today’s capitalists can do about it. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443931404577549223178294822.html?mod=googlenews_wsj I got no idea who this Charles Murray guy is and am more than a bit … Continue reading

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Brain freeze

The Brain Set Free Lifting neural constraints could turn back time, making way for youthful flexibility http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/342559/title/The_Brain_Set_Free It is interesting to me that it might be practical to ‘soften’ the brain a bit to allow for learning complex new subject … Continue reading

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So obvious to me

GDP likely slowed without strong consumer spending http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/25/news/economy/GDP-consumer-spending/index.htm?hpt=hp_t2 This is what happens when a strong (financially) government elects to engage in austerity during an economic downturn. The downturn goes on and on and on and on and growth, if there … Continue reading

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This seals the deal

Romney in Piers Morgan interview: Stop attacking success http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/26/romney-in-piers-morgan-interview-stop-attacking-success/?hpt=hp_c2 I am now committed to voting for Obama (as much as I detest him; I think I would rather have voted for Ron Paul (and I detest him as well)). I … Continue reading

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Hacking eyeballs

Hackers’ next target: Your eyeballs http://money.cnn.com/2012/07/26/technology/iris-hacking/index.htm?hpt=hp_t3 Because I want my reader(s) to read this article, I will leave you with just the teaser titles. Pretty scary stuff, though, so only read it if you are strong enough!

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Sudden melt

NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in Greenland The abnormally warm weather is causing meltdowns even in Greenland’s highest and coldest places http://www.salon.com/2012/07/25/nasa_strange_and_sudden_massive_melt_in_greenland/ I read this yesterday but wasn’t motivated to post at the time. To me this is just … Continue reading

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