Sunday, June 3, 2012
I started out at Clayton State University; It was near my work and tuition was reasonable; not to mention it was an accredited school with some excelent professors; nevertheless I did not pay a penny out of pocket for tuition, so I still owe $10k for my time there. Straight from the Digital Univisity Campus Kiosk some alignment adjustments in Excel and some ugly html cleanup in Vim:
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
I fear his campaign has been sustained by megachurches misappropriating tithe funds into superpacs. He should have dropped out when Newt first suggested it. No candidate should feel that putting nearly all their eggs in one basket like Santorum did in Iowa should be rewarded. The GOP in general needs to shift their campaign from the low labor participation rate to the needlessly high poverty rate amongst non-whites.
Now I will confess to being as if not more racist than Mel Gibson, but I understand that success has nothing to do with pedigree, and the lower economic rungs being so racially diverse has much to do with history. If Northern Europeans where put in the same situation as Native Americans, Africans, and migrant Spaniards where, we would be in the same boat. The Republican Party does have a huge issue with (what are currently, and soon will not be despite high abortion rates) minorities, going back to the failure of the reconstruction era, but it is never too late to start fixing that. These primaries should not be a whitewash, especially in southern states. At least Newt is trying to do something about that.
And about Evangelical's discomfort with Newt, if they can forgive this womanizing drunkard, they should forgive Newt. The foundation of Christianity is restoration; redemption; hope for the hopeless. Charity plays a part, but our liberal friends cannot see beyond charity, and that is driving our nation off a cliff financially.
(somewhat unrelated videos)
That is what our country desperately needs right now: restoration. No more tabling solutions that do not even cut the budget, just slow the rate of growth. No more playing games with the funding of socialist insecurity and medicarelessness. We need real solutions, not more sick games and false accusations of ignorant bigotry.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
What Ubisoft did with Prince of Persia (the confeti-colored one) was absolutely obnoxious. Yes, pirating is high on the PC... in developing nations and amongst middle-school kids that don't know any better (What's steam?; I got this game from a friend), but guess what else is higher in developing nations: the desktop PC install base. Computers are a modern middle class necessity, like dishwashers. Consoles are not. I'm sure there are plenty of people in Africa/South America/South East Asia willing and ready to throw in an 80 USD radeon 6670 into the 8x PCI express slot of their 300 USD Athlon-II/Pentium Dual Core machines. If they continue to be so intent on turning their back on that market, they will be hurting themselves far more than they hurt potential pirates.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The US has over 4000 fighter jets and the single most advanced technology in the field. Excellent missile systems and rapemachines like the F-22.
Furthermore there's still stealth bombers like the B-2 and the upcoming stealth complement to that and the F-22, being the F-35.
US air dominance would be there without question. There is no way any country in the world at this moment could resist a US air invasion.
Just for perspective, while Iraq sucked, it had the 4th largest airforce in the world. It was decimated with very minimal losses in just a couple weeks at most.
I found this gem in a 4chan /b/ thread about Chinese military hardware.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
First off, I am glad just about nobody reads this blog. I am not dumb, in fact I have forgotten more math than most people care to remember, but I do have a habit of putting my foot in my mouth. When I am not eating my toes, what comes from my mind (in the raw) can be rather incoherent if not out and out incomprehensible. For example, when I was giving prices for ER visits in “random discovery,” my basic point was that in general, emergency care is expensive, but not so expensive as to be impossible to pay in most cases. I doubt anyone got that when they read the first two sentences of “random discovery.” Hopefully with time and editing the content here will be ready for a large audience, but until then: