I like this video from UK TV show Monkey Dust showing what was really going on when you connected to the Internet via dial-up.
I thought I’d share Airplane with my kids so put it on a month or so ago. I stepped out to get a drink for literally 60 seconds and forgot about that scene. I got back and my one daughter says, “Dad, why was everyone acting so weird and why did that one woman not have clothes?”. Me, “Oh....um yeah sorry I forgot about… Read more
I’m as much as a capitalist / republican as the next guy and even I’m for price control in the health care industry if not outright single payer. People are a captive audience to drug makers, hospitals, and health insurance. We need healthcare as much as we need utilities such as power, gas, and water. Unlike the the… Read more
“It’s not a micropayment, it’s a living, breathing in-app economy...”
... that sucked.
I haven’t made anything this complex or wonderful, but I made a Viking-style lock for a lockbox once, so I’ve played in this sandbox. Here’s what the inside looked like before I riveted it together and set it into the box. The spare key (not shown) casts the shadow of a dragon.
Replacing government workers from the private sector does not automatically get you cheaper, better quality services. It usually gets you higher costs with less service as the private sector attempts to extract profit from something the government does at cost. Read more