Monthly Archives: March 2010

Equal Rites

“It is well known that stone can think, because the whole of electronics is based on that fact, but in some universes men spend ages looking for other intelligences in the sky without once looking under their feet. That is … Continue reading

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Fax Machines

I was wondering a while ago why we still use fax machines. After all, email is so much more efficient. In my case, certain vendors simply don’t use email, so we have to use fax. This caused me to think … Continue reading

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Concealed Carry

Here is a great article by John Lott that demonstrates why you shouldn’t trust the statistics of the anti-gun crowd; and also demonstrates a clear correlation between increase in gun ownership / carry vs the decrease in the number of … Continue reading

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HughesNet vs Verizon Broadband Wireless

I’ve been frustrated with my HughesNet Satellite internet access for quite some time. The speed is much slower than the nominal speeds I am paying for, and it is also inconsistent. A few days ago it was operating at dial-up … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

From Terry Pratchett’s book Wyrd Sisters: Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. -Popgun

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Mac OS X vs Windows 7

An anecdote about OS X vs Windows 7: I have a three year old MacBook Pro 17”, running, of course, OS X. I run Windows 7 in a Parallels virtual machine on this computer, for those times I’m doing CAD … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Einstein reputedly said “The more I study science, the more I believe in God.” I have found this to be true, myself. I like this one, too: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” -Popgun

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