I think this is an amazing thing for Scott Adams, the author of Dilbert, to do. Scott is not what I would consider a climate skeptic. But, his challenge is amazingly simple and direct. This is the type of thinking I love. His humor about corporate life and management is often too true.
I used to be surprised at how little people know, especially about current events and important political subjects. I’ve gotten over it. I’ve moved on to the psychology of changing minds.
I’m not the only one concerned about ignorant people messing up the world in their effort to make things better. In a 2014 presentation by TED (About) we learn about global ignorance and what can be done about it. Continue reading →
I’ve already been contacted by people in Second Life™ worried that it may mean SL will be banded in the UK. It gets complicated as banning requires ‘unconventional sex acts’ be defined and that age verification meet certain standards, which seem to be poorly defined and left to some bureaucrat to decide. Continue reading →
I like science and math. Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. To practice science one needs observations and experiments.
On the observation side, Nov 19th the NOAA GOES-R weather satellite was launched.
Launches and later positioning are not as simple as one might imagine. Getting into a geo-stationary orbit at the correct place is no simple thing. It is expected to take 16 days to maneuver and test the satellite before it is in the right place. Then a year of testing follows. Depending on the results and the health of other GOES satellites this new satellite will park over either the east or west coast of America. Continue reading →
Strawberry Singh has an interesting post up with an interesting meme: The Love Trumps Hate Challenge. The basic idea I took away is to be loving and living what you believe, do something. But… her underlying philosophy and how it relates to the real world is missing. But, the title definitely reflects her creativity.
The point is to be uncomfortable
My grandmother’s generation was the last to have an education in history and civics from a public school. I was educated in history and civics at home. At times, it put my parents and I in great conflict. My schools never taught the subjects. It appears neither did Strawberry’s. So, how differently do we see things? Continue reading →
For months, I’ve been debating people about Clinton and Trump in another arena. I voted against Clinton. With 17 candidates on the Republican side, I thought I would vote for someone. Didn’t happen.
You Say Potato
For the last eight years, I’ve watched polls, the big kid polls… Pew, Rasmussen, etc. Brexit, the last few US elections, and other elections in various countries, all are proving the polls and media wrong, again and again. So, what’s with the polls and media? Continue reading →
Daria posted on Mesh Body Addicts: If I’m honest… Seems some designers are yelling at her for not doing what they want. Apparently it is or verges on: abusive. She closes with the comment, “We are human. We are flawed…. but we are also defined by our actions. What are your actions saying about you?” Then admonishes us to, “Be kind to one another.”
Happy Halloween <3
Have you ever wondered why we aren’t kind and considerate? Does it seem social interaction in society is devolving? Do you really think the cause is the Internet? Continue reading →
As the American election nears, less than a month away, WikiLeaks has been releasing hacked emails. There is a lot of interest in and about the emails. Not a lot of media coverage of the actual emails. WikiLeaks say they vet the emails. But, are they true, fake, hype? I posit that if the emails were false, fake, or hype they could be denied. If they were one person’s statements, they could be denied.
We know commonly some emails go to out dozens of people. Government officials and politicians are often communicating with hundreds of people and those people are often forwarding the emails to even more people.
So, to deny an email that one sent and expected to be received by unknowable hundreds, if not thousands, directly or via a forward, risks being caught in a blatant lie. Blatant to all those that received it and from personal experience know it was sent directly to them by the stated author and many others that have reason to believe the forwarded copy they received is authentic. Continue reading →