Archive for the ‘ Miscellaneous ’ Category

More history. Child survival impact.

Some interesting history on wealth and health.

Quote for the day.

You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.

Woody Allen

Roller coaster tycoon.

Pretty cool.

Motorcycles balance life.

I think I like this legislation.

I’m not usually one for more laws. I generally feel that the less laws the better. On the topic of the audible volume of television commercials; It would be ideal if people just stopped watching channels that participated in the practice of jacking the volume on commercials, but that has not happened.

The U.S. Senate has done someting about it by passing S.2847 that states:

To regulate the volume of audio on commercials.

It seems the intent is to limit commercial volume to the same volume of the interrupted program. I hope this one makes it all the way.

Vocabulary for the week.

You’ll have to look up the definitions yourself this time.

  • Adjunct
  • Riposte
  • Serendipity
  • Ommatidia
  • Assay
  • Lemma
  • Pabulum
  • Exiguous
  • Proletary

Ice cream and evil can not go together. Can they?

More on the “big red button”.

I posted about this back in July after it had been in the news. Well it is still in the news and it looks like were gonna loose more of our freedoms. At this point I can only find fault in ourselves for not exercising our rights diligently. After all, if we don’t use it, we loose it.

Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet writes in this article:

The Senate is attempting to sneak through the infamous Internet kill switch cybersecurity bill by attaching it to another piece of legislation that is almost guaranteed to pass – the defense authorization bill – in an underhanded ploy to avoid the difficult task of passing cybersecurity on its own.

In the article, Joseph references another article from govinfosecurity.com in which Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del states:

It’s hard to get a measure like cybersecurity legislation passed on its own

What I know is this stinks and I don’t like it one bit. I’m pretty sure that after guns, at the top of the list of things that threaten freedom hating subsidiaries of authoritarianism and despots alike is the unbreakable ability of people to communicate and organize.

If you’re reading the news lately you may also be troubled by the numerous ways we are quickly loosing our freedom. Just from the last few days…

Covert random scanning
Surveillance cameras are watching you

Sad and frustrating.

Vocabulary for the week.

You’ll have to look up the definitions yourself this time.

  • Cromulent
  • Periodicity
  • Militate
  • Hyperbole
  • Agog
  • Existential
  • Euphonious
  • Geotropism
  • Phototropism
  • Tamber
  • Sesquipedalian