This is cross-posted from my scratchpad, Maybe Days. A visual representation of Paul Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement, also called the Argument Pyramid. Each layer in the pyramid can also be referred to as a numbered Disagreement Hierarchy level. For example, name-calling is sometimes referred to as DH1, while refutation is sometimes referred to as DH6. […]
Of the Ten Commandments, only 3 are phrased in the affirmative. The other 7 are phrased as negatives. Why? Doesn’t that seem kind of oppressive to anyone else? Here’s the Ten Commandments as listed on Wikipedia: I am the Lord your God You shall not make for yourself an idol You shall not make wrongful […]
If you are wondering why it seems that everyone today is so defensive, you need look no further than your own television set, or newspaper. Bruce Schneier says it best: stop the war on different. And, going hand-in-hand with that slogan: refuse to be terrorized.
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The government’s admission: Millions of dollars that are supposed to fight terror are actually going to the very worst kind of pork barrel programs. Meanwhile, many real homeland security needs – like those in New York City – remain unmet. Unfortuantely, this is usually what happens in any large organization. Money is budgeted, then siphoned […]
My inbox chimed with a very interesting notification today. Apparently, maymay.net has made it into AbousUs.org’s database. For thsoe of you who have never heard of AboutUs, don’t worry, neither did I until today. AboutUs claims to be a wiki whose goal is to create a free and valuable Internet resource containing information both about […]
Two days of Jury Duty went by surprisingly quickly and productively. Also, some photos.
People who see dieties and/or celebrities on miscellaneous objects are either crazy, greedy, or both.
Randomness: College is a business, not an educational institution. Scientists love porn. According to one legend, Apple Computers is named Apple Computers because: It was the favorite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the […]
Trying to get your computer repaired after a nightmarish crash can be even more of a nightmare. I just have to vent my frustrations at Best Buy’s horrible customer service.