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Drive-by Trolling: A Golden Opportunity

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The premise: The Golden 1 Credit Union E-Commerce ManagerSACRAMENTO, CA Are you seeking a golden opportunity? Golden 1, one of California‚Äôs leading credit unions, is seeking a dynamic, energetic Manager to fill a key Marketing position. This position drives the eCommerce strategy and all online marketing efforts of Golden 1 as a major contributor to […]

Insomnia #1907

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

A culture that just uses a pig as a pile of protoplasmic inanimate structure, to be manipulated by whatever creative design the human can foist on that critter, will probably view individuals within its community, and other cultures in the community of nations, with the same type of disdain and disrespect and controlling type mentalities. […]

Recipe for False-flag Bioterrorism

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Let’s assume, for a moment, that Environmental Decontamination Following a Large-Scale Bioterrorism Attack: Federal Progress and Remaining Gaps is a typical security proviso put together by well-meaning scientists and read by interested parties whose sole concern is that of minimal loss of life in the event of bioterrorism: lines like the following describe the potential […]

Hierarchy and Mendacity

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

… Researchers found that subjects assigned leadership roles were buffered from the negative effects of lying. Across all measures, the high-power liars — the leaders — resembled truthtellers, showing no evidence of cortisol reactivity (which signals stress), cognitive impairment or feeling bad. In contrast, low-power liars — the subordinates — showed the usual signs of […]

Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Life in a city is inherently chaotic – granted, there are laws which govern how everything behaves and, given enough information, it would be possible to simulate every possible scenario and discern what’s happening from the quanta in an electron which composes a polymer in the plastic seat your ass is parked in to the […]

Ain’t no gangstas – gangstas is in jail.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

via Hip Hop and Politics What can I say? I like this guy’s message. Do the math and you’ll see – the man is right. Being an uneducated, thugged-out, crack-smoking gangsta does not equate to participation in the lifestyles of the rich and notorious… but just try telling that to the stoned kids practicing their […]

No tears and no prejudice.

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Each choice of material or shape has a cost and a benefit. The genetic algorithm finds hundreds of good designs. Adaptation comes nearly for free: When the cost or benefit of a component changes, Qualls enters it, and reruns the genetic algorithm. No tears and no prejudice. – Natural Computing at Dr. Dobb’sBy Dennis Shasha […]

H1N1: Supply is (not) Plentiful

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

What of pandemics?Scares help to sell the vaccine -Sick society. Apparently the fine balance between scarcity as a marketing tactic and surplus as a result of a poor distribution has left public health departments with an H1N1 vaccine surplus… so now the ads are suggesting a vaccination (or a re-up for those ever-sickly tykes) – […]

Insomnia #1875

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

I enjoy Don Peck’s attempt at capturing the zeitgeist of the American empire’s decline – the article over at The Atlantic Online includes more than a few choice observations and anecdotal truisms for a generation losing its grasp on the American Dream and its alternately apathetic and unprepared antecedents: Some neighbors were at the Walmart […]

Google Partners with NSA

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The critical question is: At what level will the American public be comfortable with Google sharing information with NSA? – Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks [via Bruce Schneier] Wake me up when this nightmare is over… wait, that won’t work…