• Industry

    The Retail Industry

    Retail has been facing quite a struggle as of late, particularly small retail businesses. It doesn't help when the larger companies can use their power against the small fry.

  • Culture,  Humor,  Media

    Rating the James Bond Movies

    You can't expect movie critics to be reliable guides, if only because they aren't truly unbiased, but what a disappointment when you go see some dud on a critic's recommendation. It's still irritating to think of some of those stinkers, many years later...

  • Science

    My Biggest Surprises 1: Science

    One of my biggest surprises is how wrong many of the answers given by official science are. They’re just flying by the seat of their pants to give an illusion of being all-knowing, and it’s a ridiculous conceit.

  • Computing,  Culture

    Stop Killer Robots Now!

    Artificial Intelligence "experts," crawling out of the woodwork, seem intent on driving us mad with uninformed talk about A.I. These so-called experts level of understanding and explanations are on par with bad science fiction. This is significant because the "new" A.I. is another trick to fool people into thinking the discipline is more advanced than it really is. It has been making slow progress for years, but suddenly the level of hype has gone into the stratosphere.

  • Cryptocurrency

    The Bitcoin Fairy

    Yippee! Bitcoin did a split and holders are twice as rich! Don't you wish you were them? Some people have wisely observed that Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme. It is, but the reason why is not at all clear.

  • Law,  Commentary

    Airplane!

    Why this current spate of crazy airline stories? Airline travel was already bad enough, but currently it's been an avalanche. Read more...

  • Commentary,  Media

    Shades of Things to Come 2

    It doesn't seem to matter what certain protected businesses do, they know they can count on a bailout. For example: General Motors (GM). Like certain other manufacturers, it produced millions upon millions of junk cars. It was willful in its disdain for the consumer. But it skated clear, dumped a bunch of obligations, and poked its ugly head up again, thanks to government. It is legally a different company, but with mostly the same old idiots at the helm, so what's changed?