World governance is something no serious thinker would today endorse. This is unfortunate, because world government is the only hope for the long-term survival of the human race.
Taking stock of my weight-loss goals and my progress so far.
Sexism in Hollywood Casting: A Never Ending Story
Three former Los Angeles teams are looking at moving back to Los Angeles, and they’re trying to make PAT’s more boring. I approve of neither of these developments.
The perfect band? Maybe.
Part I: Why does a baseball team have nine players?
Goodwill is not a place for poor people to shop. It’s a jobs program.
In a sense, it is the perfect speculative fiction novel, even as it pays unspoken homage to a similarly-themed book by very different authors from thirty-eight years ago.
On the evolution of Mad Max.
Lewis Carroll invented a word game called “Doublets” but I know it as “Word Ladder”.
The figure is traditionally taken to be a “he”: Maybe it’s because he seems to be bald. Whatever the explanation, and despite WP’s decision to rename him the “Mystery Person,” relying on him or zir or it may still qualify as sexist. Plus he happens to be… white.
How does a completely made-up experiment end up in a major scientific publication, get covered by the media around the world, and even influence policy and practice? The answer is really simple, and really complicated.
Everybody’s biased and everybody lies.
This Week: Politics, Healthcare, Society, Puerto Rico, and China!
Summer unofficially kicks off this weekend. Saints preserve us.
Is this the best of all possible worlds for hot archival items?
With a Food Babe bonus!
David Letterman’s show featured some awfully great music.
zic squeaked. And got promoted. So allow me to re-introduce myself. I’m zic (or maybe rzic), and I’ve joined the team. The powers that be (that would be Tod) assure me it’s not an affirmative action promotion. I’ll write, you decide.
More questions on the New Economy
In college, I took a few computer science courses. The comp sci department at my university preferred Solaris. I thought it was okay but somewhat nonintuitive, and with the same problems I had with Windows. And this was back when Windows was not so bad. I recently bought a new laptop. It has Windows 8,…
New tunes from old hands.