I find it incomprehensible that 50 people commit suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge every year. Security forces and passersby talk down from the ledge about another 100 people who are intent on killing themselves. This means that ever 2 to 3 days, someone attempts suicide from the bridge, and about every third person succeeds.
All told, in… Continue reading
I occasionally actually overhear conversations about the next big thing all around the bay area. After all, this is the epicenter of the tech industry. In this post, I’m going to let you in on what I think “the next big thing” is going to be!
Reflecting on the Recent Past
Back in 2003 – 2004 I discovered the most… Continue reading
Well, OK, you would never outsource poor Big Bird to China, or, worse yet, just kill him off.
But Mitt agrees with you, not matter what you believe.
If you don’t believe me, check out this fantastic website linked below. You indicate your position (liberal, moderate, or conservative) on any number of issues, and the site searches a database of… Continue reading
This tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson summarizes how meaningless and out of touch Romney‘s ideas are: “Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive” I personally think it’s more like making room on a 2 terabyte drive, but that’s just me. Neil probably… Continue reading
Lately, I’ve had this idea on my mind, for some reason: if something is too big too fail, I think it already has failed. And this applies to so much more than just the banking industry. In fact, at the moment, I can’t think of anything to which it doesn’t apply.
Yes, we need efficiency; we need incentive; we need… Continue reading
Click the image to visit Dan Ballard’s photo stream at Flickr. I’d bet money this photo wasn’t just a happenstance!… Continue reading
Did the mountains in China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest park inspired the floating Hallelujah Mountain Range in the movie Avatar? Our world has some of the most strangely gorgeous places.… Continue reading
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology has a really nice web site featuring Africa, Buddism, Canaan, China, Egypt, Etrucsan, Greece, Mesoamerica, The Near East, North America, Polonesia, Rome, and the Southwest.
This is my name in hieroglyphs:
Would you like to have your name in hieroglyphics?
You must seek the Scribe.… Continue reading