The Big Think

May 28, 2012

What are the tax implications of the zombie apocalypse?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 2:26 pm


May 25, 2012

Into the Sea

Filed under: Education,Politics — jasony @ 8:52 am

Good metaphor on the Euro here.

May 24, 2012

CPA Australia presents An Audience with Neil Armstrong

Filed under: Space — jasony @ 9:07 pm

CPA Australia presents An Audience with Neil Armstrong: “”


Filed under: Maker,Technology — jasony @ 8:39 pm


Filed under: Technology — jasony @ 7:51 pm

Daimler Chrysler just announced its adaptive cruise control technology that takes into account upcoming hills to better improve the fuel efficiency of it engines.

Sound familiar?

Looks like I was too late to patent it as they were already developing it, but it’s neat to think that at least I thought of the idea independently.

Yeasty Goodness

Filed under: Humor and Fun — jasony @ 10:50 am

Lileks, on The Story of Bread. As only Lileks can.

May 23, 2012

Thick as a Brick

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 8:55 am

Parents take aim at proposed gun range near elementary school: “”

What the article conveniently forgets to mention is that, according to public records, the proposed gun range is not “right next door” to the elementary school, but almost a quarter mile away.

Oh, and also the gun range is indoors.



May 21, 2012

Policing for Profit

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 7:56 am

According to the chart in this ad, Texas is one of the worst with a D-.

full story here.

Due process, what due process?

May 16, 2012

Hollywood Strings

Filed under: Business,Music — jasony @ 3:13 pm

Well, I said I’d consider it if it went on sale, and it just did. Looks like I’ll have all kinds of new string goodies to play with! Come to papa.

In related news: I’ve never had need to hire a real string section, but I still apologize to Erin’s aunt and uncle, Denise and Dana, who play with a professional symphony. Maybe if you guys move down here I can hire you to do solo gigs. That’d be fun. 🙂

May 13, 2012


Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 7:16 am

“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”

Pedro Arrupe

May 12, 2012


Filed under: Movies — jasony @ 11:00 am

Looking forward to this movie.

May 10, 2012

Prophet of Profit

Filed under: Apple,Business — jasony @ 1:37 pm

Jobs was sometimes criticized for not being a philanthropist along the lines of Bill Gates. Take this article, for example:

Last year the founder of the Stanford Social Innovation Review called Apple one of “America’s Least Philanthropic Companies.” Jobs had terminated all of Apple’s long-standing corporate philanthropy programs within weeks after returning to Apple in 1997, citing the need to cut costs until profitability rebounded. But the programs have never been restored.

CNN, being CNN, misses the point. Mr. Jobs’s contribution to the world is Apple and its products, along with Pixar and his other enterprises, his 338 patented inventions — his work — not some Steve Jobs Memorial Foundation for Giving Stuff to Poor People in Exotic Lands and Making Me Feel Good About Myself. Because he already did that: He gave them better computers, better telephones, better music players, etc. In a lot of cases, he gave them better jobs, too. Did he do it because he was a nice guy, or because he was greedy, or because he was a maniacally single-minded competitor who got up every morning possessed by an unspeakable rage to strangle his rivals? The beauty of capitalism — the beauty of the iPhone world as opposed to the world of politics — is that that question does not matter one little bit. Whatever drove Jobs, it drove him to create superior products, better stuff at better prices. Profits are not deductions from the sum of the public good, but the real measure of the social value a firm creates. Those who talk about the horror of putting profits over people make no sense at all. The phrase is without intellectual content.

read the whole thing

May 8, 2012

Paraolympic Poster

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 9:50 pm

Now this is a great poster.


Filed under: Maker — jasony @ 9:35 pm

Wonderful Parade (sorry, can’t embed)

Good Advice

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 12:20 pm


via Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught in School

May 5, 2012


Filed under: Movies,Music — jasony @ 10:07 pm

Love, love, love this. I’ve always wanted to do something like this. Listen close and you’ll hear lots of little things that you probably haven’t heard in the original. This guy had to have had the original score. Just brilliant:

May 1, 2012

Who Say’s Science Isn’t Practical?

Filed under: Science,Technology — jasony @ 6:56 pm

Tomorrow’s stocks could be traded via neutrino beam: “”

By and Large, One of the Best Casemods I’ve Ever Seen

Filed under: Computing — jasony @ 5:22 am

Russian Wall-E Case Mod | English Russia: “”

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