Category Archives: The Internet and its perils

Look, it’s the green M & Ms!!!*

Years ago, the Rocket Science, curious as to whether anyone would read the computer code that was the main appendix at the end of his doctoral thesis, added a comment halfway through to the effect that he would give a … Continue reading

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Government surveillance for good.

Remember my tree? I had to have a talk with the city department of Forestry today. We had received a letter lecturing us about the heritage tree ordinance, and stating that several neighbors had complained about our removing the tree. … Continue reading

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Beware.

I may have been hacked.  If you receive a IM from me, it’s not real.  I am using this blog to notify people since it cross-posts to both Twitter and Facebook, so I should get everybody, and this is the … Continue reading

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I need to get off Facebook.  In the past hour, I have had a discussion with a guy who felt that arming teachers was the right thing to do, and who responded to a careful cost benefit analysis showing that … Continue reading

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Speaking of the Internet…

Comment by The Not So Little Drummer Boy about Buzzfeed: “They have the most ridiculous lists — things like “The top ten episodes of Seinfeld as seen from the perspective of Stanley Kubrick.”  Um, that’s not actually a list.” I … Continue reading

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I have been looking around for sources of amusement online, because really, how many Cracked.com articles can a single person read?  (I’m not sure, but I think I am getting close to the limit. And I do not even dare … Continue reading

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QOTD

“I feel like Google is turning into a Bond villain.”  Bobcat Goldthwaite, during a bit on the Google barges, on the November 9th broadcast of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!”

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