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Larry Hagman, RIP

I'm a few days late on that, but I wanted to read and then link to this story about Larry Hagman from Mark Evanier. I will admit to watching the new Dallas, mostly in the background while I did work, and to having been a little too young to really get into it when I […]

The full article is here and worth a read. I remember spending hours making some levels in some first-person shooter games. This looks more fun.

Fixing the Electoral College

I wrote quickly about this before, but Mark Jaquith has another take on how to fix the electoral college. In short, he finds it obnoxious (as I do) that many states and worse the biggest population centers and entire regions are overlooked because they're not swing states, and people know how that state will vote. […]

Truth Seeking

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Gide

Competition for Kids?

Competition for Kids? It's good for them. Everyone's a winner! (It's bad.) View Results

Show Some Class

Nice.

Electoral College Change?

I continue to think it's stupid that California gets 54 or 55 electoral college votes, despite margins that are nowhere near 100% victory for any one candidate. What would be so bad about this: - Keep the electoral college count the same way it is now. - Round to the nearest whole number the electoral […]

Ditch Daylight Savings Time

Let's just go to Swatch Time. Remember that one? Just kidding about the Swatch Time. Not kidding about ditching DST. I hate when the sun sets before 5pm.

Skewed Views of Science

Gary Carter is said to have invented the phrase "F-Bomb." The funny thing is I remember the game he's talking about. I was (and still am) a Pirates fan.

I'd heard this story, and knew it to be true, but I didn't know until today that there was a video about it: You can buy your own disc with a dude's ashes (the "father" of disc golf) right here. $200 gets you a driver and a putter.

Jeff Bezos Advice

He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, even — to have an idea tomorrow that contradicted your idea today. Good advice from the Beez. Inability to change your […]

I've been saying this for years. Here are some stats to back that up. Ouch.

Kindle Court Settlement

========================================== AMAZON.COM ========================================== Dear Kindle Customer, We have good news. You are entitled to a credit for some of your past e-book purchases as a result of legal settlements between several major e-book publishers and the Attorneys General of most U.S. states and territories, including yours. You do not need to do anything to receive […]

When the public bets one team in an NFL football game 70% or higher, they win only 42.8% of the time. And the higher the bets, the worse their losing percentage is. Bookies gamble too. You can consistently win money betting football games if you apply this knowledge.

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