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Category Archives: philosophy
(no no, not distrust of blankets. we like blankets. they’re like towels, but they mean business. the fully-automatic not-effing-around of douglasadamsian towels.) (but I digress, before I’ve begun. BECAUSE THAT’S HOW I ROLL, obviously.) It’s hard to know what thoughts … Continue reading
Step one: Do people have food, shelter, and access to health care and education? If yes, THEN spend fifty billion of their dollars unencrypting their emails. Yes? I mean, I do sorta have a degree in logic, but this doesn't … Continue reading
In my stumblings today, I wound up watching this Nova episode on Richard Feynman: Now, this is partly notable because I'd been pretty sure there wasn't much on Feynman that I hadn't seen or read already. I'm a huge…well, … Continue reading
You know you're part of a subculture when you sometimes check the popular RSS feeds and want to run for your tinfoil hat:
How efficient would a computer be that ran non-stop for decades, with no cleanup of any sort? With almost every program it had ever started lingering in memory way longer than it was needed, and many of them never stopping … Continue reading
Drones. It's a huge topic, but this article by the ACLU does a great job with its major points and substantive links-for-more-info. (That's also a real, researched article; and this is a blog post; so compare accordingly.) My own take … Continue reading