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June 28, 2013

Staring into the Obamacare future

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:04 am
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Look, and weep.

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June 23, 2013

Magazine review: IPMS/USA Journal Vol.25 #3 (May/June 2013)

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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The latest Journal is out.  This issue precedes the biannual national elections.  As such, it has the paper ballot as well as the bios for the candidates.  Unlike many years, one or two of the positions are contested, which means it is worth taking a look at who is running.

The issue itself is ok.  Not a great issue.  I suspect that the editors are having some difficulty getting submissions.  THe downside of being a volunteer publication is that they can only publish what they get.  Still, all in all, it is well worth the price of IPMS/USA membership just for the Journal.

June 21, 2013

More government madness

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:06 pm
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Story here.  This is why we need a Federal government half the size it is.

June 20, 2013

The fear under which we now live

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:20 pm
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I’ve been trying to figure out a way to express this thought, and noted Hollywood writer and novelist Roger L. Simon did it better than I could have.  He really hits the nail on the head.

Also, this is disturbing.

June 18, 2013

The world in which we live

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:31 pm
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Mark my words, this is going to end up being a real big story if CBS and the reporter continue to dig.

Sadly, this is probably really good advice.  You might want to print it out and keep it.

A year ago, I’d be disinclined to believe any part of this guy’s story.  Now, I am not so sure.

June 15, 2013

First, it was the toilets

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:53 pm
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now the government screws up gas cans!

June 14, 2013

Why the NSA stuff matters

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:56 pm
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Read here and read this fascinating historical perspective on what uses can be made of data like this.

June 13, 2013

Greeced

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:00 pm
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Wow.  Just wow.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a country that wasn’t flattened by a war simply devolve back into third-world status.

Those crazy Canadians, underwear edition.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:56 pm
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Story here.

I want one

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:43 pm
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If I was rich beyond belief I’d get one of these in a heartbeat.

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