In Pursuit of Virtue – August Edition, Volume 3

A few areas of concern… Environmentalism:  As it turns out, it seems the U.S. has the greatest amount of combined energy resources on earth.  Warfare: It is not conservative to start or defend pre-emptive or preventative war. “Security”: A federal appeals court recently ruled that the state laws prohibiting you from recording cops are unconstitutional.…


When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

I found this short story a few months back and finally got a chance to read it this week. It was worth it. After an apocalypse, who will rebuild? The computer nerds imagine it will be themselves, it seems


What do you think of monopolies? When a person has a monopoly over a product or service is that economically beneficial? Morally so? Intellectual property (copyright, trademarks, patents – let’s not include trade secrets for this discussion) is a government-granted monopoly over a creation. As any monopoly, these three hinder technological, [true] economic, and creative…


3 Random Videos

Let’s get these out of the “Blog” folder on my desktop… Helicopter fishing: America’s secret weapon is still immigrants: The placebo effect weirdness will rock your socks off:(I have always thought the placebo effect is more present in society than we realize. Acupuncture, homeopathy, etc., I am looking at you…) Copyrighted under Creative Commons for…