World War $: A Rant with some Serious Plot Holes

Take a look at a recent post from Doc Lor and the immediate recent post from John Walker.  Combine these two things.  What do you see?

Since 2009, the economy has been incredibly tightly managed.  Either the report is bunk or the freedom of the economy is bunk, and I am primed to believe that the report is accurate.  Once I get off my duff, I’ll do a little analysis to quantify what is readily apparent from the chart in Doc Lor’s post.  Look at that line.  Like a laser.  That doesn’t happen by accident.... [Read More]

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What is the EFF Doing?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a well-respected (loathed in all the right places) advocate for privacy in the digital domain.  Or something.

One of their pet projects, which by all accounts is a Good Thing is the Do Not Track registry.  What could be better than being tracked via a list declaring your desire not to be tracked.  Well, that’s how the Do Not Call registry works.  Do Not Track is a little better, as it allow you to send a signal to each website that you visit commanding their servers not to track you via cookies, and so forth.  So the EFF and its high-profile Do Not Track registry are on your side!  Yet politics makes for strained bedfellows.... [Read More]

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Even the Communists Hate the MSM

Again, here’s Jimmy Dore, whose foul-mouthed tirades (and this definitely is foul-mouthed) nonetheless score direct hits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijuyh7IgXiA

He takes MSNBC to task, and frequently uses the term Mainstream Media to characterize the attacks against Trump.  Not that he defends or even can stand Trump, but when you’re right — you’re right.

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Here’s Why the UFC can Kiss My Lily-White Abs

It used to be that the UFC sold a membership which included pretty much the soup-to-nuts experience.  Rare was the fight that wan’t already included in your annual fee.  Then things got worse, and half of the fights were no longer included.  Now, you can;t even buy them from UFC, as they have signed some sort of contract with the thoroughly leftist ESPN.  And that’s just the bgeinning:

How to Order UFC 242 PPV... [Read More]

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Privacy

So I’m re-evaluating a lot about my online presence.  I have no intent to stop speaking freely.  I mean fucl you.   What I mean is that I want to stop some of the outrageous tracking done without my consent or notification, and in some cases, without the awareness of the people who write the software I use.  Things are bad — we know that.  Well, things are worse than it seems.

Firefox, the browser, keeps telling me that the way to combat onine tracking is to sign up with them.  Sorry, but color me unconvinced.  Now, this may indeed be a good option for people who are otherwise completely unconcerned, and therefore undefended, regarding the predations of big-iron data merchants such as Google, Facebook, and the like.  But I aim at something deeper.... [Read More]

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The Day To Live

There’s a lot of hedonistic talk about living for today and so forth, the sort of bad advice that pretty much used to center around sex and drugs and rock and roll. Just smoking mother nature, man. Well, good old fashioned classic rock begat death-rap with it pimps and hos, cop-killers and kiddie-fiddlers, race-war and Marxist underpinnings. So that didn’t work out too well. Live for never.

Life is very long, and there is time for a great number of unanticipated things. This is one of my favorite lines. SO is this: Life is short, so [fill in the blank]. It is easy to fall into hedonic traps and live for today, or even for nothing. It is also easy to fall for altruistic traps, and live for never. Living for tomorrow is often interpreted as merely self-abnegation, as if we are not here, now. Or have no right to be. Or have had no impact so far.... [Read More]

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Conservative Soup for the Libertarian Heart

Or perhaps it is the other way around.

I just want to pour out a heaping helping of love and admiration for our most-definitely libertarian founder and benefactor, oh and code-wrangler.  He Who Keeps Things Going In More Than One Sense is a gracious host, with clear and well-known views about De Rerum Natura, yet who allows others as much time or space as they would like — on his website — to express contrary opinions, which at times can be called downright ornery.... [Read More]

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Linux Sound Issues Still Infuriating Me

I blogged a long time ago, a DECADE! ago, about the debacle of Pulse-Audio and the open-source developers’ war on the users, who after all aren’t developers, and therefore don’t deserve any consideration.  Not kernel coders?  Screw em!  That’s the Linux way!

It’s not so bad as all that.  In fact, things now are pretty freaking good for the casual user to move from Windows or MacOS to Linux.  But that frustration is a feeling never far from the surface for people like me who got pretty hosed in the mid-late 2000’s trying to make things work when they just plain didn’t.... [Read More]

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