• Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

    Facebook: An Investment in Social Parasitism

    by  • August 17, 2013 • Investment, Technology • 0 Comments

    Yes, this one is also stolen

    Facebook’s hilariously botched IPO has provided no shortage of amusement and anger in the investing community — sometimes both at the same time.  Still, this is a world where paradigm-changing technologies more than 20 years old are often referred to as “dinosaurs” and the Cult of the New is often mistaken for common sense. ...

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    Wrinkle Maps

    by  • December 26, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy • 0 Comments

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    I just peeked in the mirror and was astonished to see how far the wrinkles around my eyes have spread (I understand these are referred to as periorbital wrinkles. They can be “addressed” by any number of surgical procedures or chemical treatments, or simply by avoiding actually focusing on things much, but that hardly...

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    Keep Yer Hands Off My Blunderbuss

    by  • August 29, 2012 • Bad Personal Philosophy, History, Politics • 1 Comment


    Alternative title: “Select Semi-Nonsensical Thoughts about Sanity and the Second Amendment.” COMPARISON During the American Revolution, firearm technology was incredibly advanced compared to the primitive firearms of the Medieval period and the even more unwieldy projectile weapons popularized in the Neolithic era.  The flintlock mechanism, invented nearly a century earlier, greatly improved the reliability...

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    Occupy What, Exactly?

    by  • October 27, 2011 • Bad Personal Philosophy, Events, Politics • 0 Comments

    The Occupy Wall Street movement (or the larger movement formerly known as Occupy Wall Street) has drifted on and off the front page so many times now it’s almost like deja vu.  I mean, didn’t we already read this headline?  But it refuses to die (2 of CNN’s “Latest News” category are devoted to...

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