Gunny responsed to a comment I made on The Daily Beast. I gave it some thought and want to respond to him here. This is what he said: .”….polarization weakens this country…” “I not sure that’s what’s going on – that is to say I don’t think the polarization is the cause of weakness- I [...]
Category Archives: technology
Last July we posted a short piece about the guy who had used a home computer and a 3-D printer to make an AR15 rifle. Or at least most of one – the big deal is the barrel and chamber which need to withstand the enormous pressures (and heat) involved in firing modern cartridges. As [...]
For the troglodytes among us who can’t adapt to the thoroughly superior new style of indented comments on the G, someone has created this plug-in for Firefox. It allows you to basically pretend they never happened. An impressive little piece of coding.
[I]n a world where the architects of the financial crisis dine regularly at the White House, it’s ridiculous to think Aaron Swartz was a felon. But of course not everyone agrees with this assessment of Lawrence Lessig. The Obama DOJ pursued Aaron Swartz with more zeal than it went after any of the banks, including HSBC, [...]
The transformation of our public life, our political and civic life, into a show-business caricature is now complete. Things have been headed that way for a long, long time, and we’ve finally arrived. The only way to boost the authenticity of this video would be to have the smell of popcorn sludge and corn syrup [...]
We like to leave no stone unturned around here to bring you the science behind things. Thus this handy-dandy illustration of the Akin understanding of ladyparts. You’re welcome.
Now that the rover Curiosity’s widgets are unfolding one-by-one, we’re starting to get some better quality images from the Martian surface. Curiosity is, of course, nuclear powered, a fact that seems to be causing some consternation among the local citizenry. It would be Hillary Clinton’s job, I must assume, to travel there and sort this [...]
I just had to stay awake to see how the Mars landing went. So far so good. Sometime tomorrow maybe there will be some high-resolution photos, even video, of the landing and Other Things. For right now though, we have this low-res thumbnail photo of the shadow of Curiosity as it sits parked, seemingly in [...]
Today’s the day. Basically, a one-ton widget known as the Mars Rover, and nicknamed “Curiosity”, is scheduled to land on Mars later tonight. At 1 ton in weight, and about the size of the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle, it’s one hell of a lot bigger than previous Mars rovers. As we sit here now the whole [...]
Finally some creeping legitimacy for the fucking retards.* According to Adam Serwer in Mother Jones, congress is considering 2 measures to mandate disclosure of internal memos outlining the legal justification for killing (by drone) Americans overseas without charge or trial. Problem is that the potus has yet to acknowlegde that such a memo exists. The [...]