Archive for March, 2010

Burial at sea

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

A veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America ‘ for an amount of ‘up to and including their life.’

Read it.

I thought “willing suspension of disbelief” was for fiction

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

First, Pelosi claimed that Congress would be more bipartisan if the Democrats were given a larger majority. Then, no Republican input was allowed into the health care reform bills. Following that, Pelosi claimed that a bill could be bipartisan without any Republican votes. Next, she claimed that they had to pass the bill in order for us to find out what was in it.

And now, Louise Slaughter is proposing that the Democrats “gimmick” things in order to pass the health care reform bill without ever actually voting on it.

“Keyboard. How quaint.”

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The Register reports a new brain-to-computer technology that does not require electrodes inserted into the brain. It sounds good, but it’s only half of the equation. A computer-to-brain interface is also required – for those artificial limbs they mention, you’ll need to feel how hard you’re grasping. And, while getting rid of the keyboard and/or mouse is nice, who wants to lug around a large display?

The title is, of course, Scotty’s quote in Star Trek IV when he realized that the Mac he was seated in front of didn’t have voice recognition.

It’s National Procrastination Week

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Well, actually, last week was National Procrastination Week.

Here’s some advice about dealing with procrastination. I’ll have to read it sometime.

Hey, Rube!

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Catchy music, and a wonderful video:

No catchy music here, but some impressive work (still in progress):

Update: CWCID – both videos are via Gizmodo.

Bipartisan without bipartisan votes

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

I have a hard time believing that anyone with a functioning brain can say that, unless they’re deliberately lying through their teeth.