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    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. In this article we'll look at contentious content in the fields of cosmology, cryogenics, Evolution, meteoritics and paleontology.

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    Computing,  Cryptocurrency

    The Future of Computing

    We have only scratched the surface of what we will eventually do with computers and automation. Meanwhile, some seem to want the technology to stagnate, to become a "mature industry," when it is far from what it could be. The future is going to provide all sorts of advances in hardware and software, but will upcoming consumer innovations be hugely useful, as they could be, or so constrained as to be useless?

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    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.

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    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. And so suckers are still buying in to Bitcoin (BTC), while better ideas languish. It's incredible. Flocks of vultures, ever on the lookout for effortless get-rich schemes, all hoping for an increase, and a big one. The bigger the better!

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    Science

    The Climate Change Blog

    We're held in contempt by government, "the elite," and corporations. But can you blame them? Maybe we aren't taught much in school, but, yet, we often seem to run into trouble applying the few truths that we are taught. Like those about gases, and density.

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    Commentary,  Law

    Airplane!

    Why this current spate of crazy airline stories? Airline travel was already bad enough, but currently it’s been an avalanche. Possibly it’s just because the one “dragging” incident sparked so much outrage that any additional bad news reignites the rage. Just the other day, a musician was assaulted by a ground staffer over a violin in another absurdity.

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    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?

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    Cryptocurrency,  Economics

    Shades of Things to Come 1

    In the U.S., the "Glass-Steagall" act prevented, at least to an extent, financial gamesters from pirating the economy, by limiting some of the ways that the economy could be robbed and exploited. Then they effectively repealed the act, and the financial system was rigged and played to the point of breakdown. Then they supposedly implemented some "controls," but nothing stops them from just turning around and "repealing" again, then robbing, cheating, stealing and crashing the financial system again.

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    Humor

    Cringeworthy

    Q: Did Seagal buy a Southern California house near a garbage dump then complain about the smell and all the garbage trucks going by? A: As reported by a neighbor, yes. Hollyweird gets ever weirder, like when the remake of the Ghostbusters movie got heat for having a bad trailer, but then the critics' ratings came out overwhelmingly favorable, heh.

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    Commentary

    The Travel Blog 2

    This article looks at deception, which comes in forms we often don't identify, or it wouldn't be deception. Look at the legal system. In any sensible legal system, each side would present its case, and the guilty would be punished and wrongs made right. There'd be no reason for reams of paperwork, formalities, lawyers and intense study. Law would and should be the simplest of disciplines.