The Big Think

March 13, 2011

TekShop San Francisco

Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 1:23 pm

Very, very cool. I’m going to name my shop “The Possibility Engine”.
One coming to Austin? Seems that way by the comments.

Taxation is Not the Answer

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 2:37 am

“The grand total of the combined net worth of every single one of America’s billionaires is roughly $1.3 trillion. It does indeed sound like a ‘ton of cash’ until one considers that the 2011 deficit alone is $1.6 trillion. So, if the government were to simply confiscate the entire net worth of all of America’s billionaires, we’d still be $300 billion short of making up this year’s deficit…That’s before we even get to dealing with the long-term debt of $14 trillion, which if you’re keeping score at home, is between 10 to 14 times the entire net worth of all of the country’s billionaires, combined.”


There’s really no more cogent illustration for the argument that taxes aren’t too low, spending is just too high.

You Get a Big Headache?

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 2:25 am

What Happens When You Stick Your Head Into a Particle Accelerator: “”

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