Monthly Archives: June 2012

20,000 year old pottery

I started a blog years ago and mostly talked about politics and religion. No one read that one. This time I realized there is so much polemic about politics and religion there really isn’t anything I could say that would … Continue reading

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Microsoft, please don’t buy RIM

I see in the news that people forecast Microsoft is going to buy RIM. I can’t imagine anything stupider Microsoft could do. They’re already behind in phones, don’t really have a competing product and they already have a deal with … Continue reading

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Not much time today, writing, and other digressions

It might seem like I have nothing to do but write posts, but dear imaginary reader,  but sometimes life intrudes. Since returning from Wyoming I still haven’t unpacked the car and  stored away all camping gear. But what I really … Continue reading

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Impact of wired world – 4

Continuing with my own exploration of my thoughts on this thread I move on to the second post of Dr. Tracy Dennis. This certainly has some ideas to consider, but I thought I’ll ramble off in some unexpected directions. First, … Continue reading

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Impact of wired world – aside

I’ll drift a bit from the central thread with a comment on this article where a robot can beat a human 100% of the time in the rock-paper-scissors game, simply by cheating, i.e. watching the human hand and then reacting quickly … Continue reading

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North Carolina legislators command the sea

I thought it was only Moses fleeing the Egyptians that could part the sea. Now the North Carolina legislature passes legislation attempting the same thing as everyone knows that nature obeys the laws of a mere legislature, that is to … Continue reading

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Impact of wired world – 3a

There is another tidbit of Dr. Dennis’ first post I want to consider. Here I’ll be doing another WordPress experiment, simply getting started on this post, then coming back later to finish it. Since I’m nobody my posts are hard … Continue reading

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Impact of wired world – 3

At long last I’m finally going to start on my posts on this topic to use someone else’s thinking as a seed for my own ideas. Of course the other people are experts and follow scientific protocols of actually getting … Continue reading

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Curiosity

In six weeks we’ll know whether NASA’s elaborate process for landing Curiosity on Mars works. The landing process is worthy of Rube Goldberg, with the last step being a sky crane (really!) since firing the rockets near the surface might … Continue reading

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June Snow in the Bighorns

I figured I should include an image from time to time to relieve the monotony of so much text I generate. This is my Wyoming campground in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. It decided to snow in June and … Continue reading

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