Category Technology

Can You Here Me Now?

“Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain — and since labor is pain in itself — it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work….When, then, does plunder stop? It stops when it becomes more painful and more dangerous than labor.” -Frederic Bastiat in The Law

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E-Race Life

All the hubbub surrounding the “victory” of IBM’s computer named “Watson” on Jeopardy! has sparked some of the strangest discussions in public debate.  It’s all so reminiscent of those Sci-Fi movies and TV shows. Watson is IBM’s big machine that calculates the answers to questions, I think they call it the “future.” Some people think […]

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Antediluvian Technology

When the doctors told my great-grandpa (who was in his late 90’s at the time) that he had arthritis, he stood up and declared: “That’s impossible, arthritis is for old people!” Apple and Facebook, like arthritis, are for old people. Some interesting new data came out this week about who favors (buys) which phone OS. […]

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What Are We Waiting For?

The new iPhone 4 came out with hype. The latest Motorola Droid X came out with serious competition. iPhone developments seem rather stagnant when compared to competitors. Besides the fact that you can’t use your iPhone 4 if you hold it normally (see: creative solutions), AT&T is notorious for dropped calls and poor iPhone management […]

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News This Weak?

This is a summary of the news this week, June 20-June 26. Politics President Obama met with Russian President Dimtry Medvedev over a diplomatic hamburger to talk about helping Russia join the World Trade Organization (WTO.) “Not quite healthy,” noted Medvedev on the hamburger, but “you can feel the spirit of America.” General Stanley McChrystal […]

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Bad Business

Security Since there are no big headlines declaring the first hack for the iPad. Does that mean a big victory for Apple? Is it so hard to crack no one has even figured it out yet? Actually, it’s quite the opposite. The iPad has the same vulnerabilities as the iPhone or the iPod Touch. A […]

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Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight

Be careful above all things not to let go of the atomic weapon until you are sure, and more than sure, that other means of preserving peace are in your hands.” -Winston Churchill in a warning to the United States The Obama Administration has expressed its opinion numerous times to do away with nuclear weapons. […]

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What Planet is That?

(Click on the links for previous posts on the dangers of health care, and its Constitutionality.) The health care bill passed through the House of Representatives by a razor thin margin of 219 to 212. All Republicans voted against the bill and most Democrats voted for it. Many say that this is probably the most […]

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Crash Pad

Perhaps the Wall Street Journal put it best when they said “The last time there was this much excitement about a tablet it had some commandments written on it.” But Apple’s new iPad might not be as much of a hit as Steve Jobs would like it to be. Look familiar? Yeah, it’s an oversized […]

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This Week’s Political Cartoon

-Ben

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American Newspapers

So how is the American newspaper business? Who’s on top? So the top three are the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the New York Times. But really, it’s neck and neck with USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. And even then, the Wall Street Journal is the only one (on that list) that […]

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Google

Is Google a good search engine or a political machine? Well news not so recent and recent news proposes that Google is a political machine. “Last month Washington’s political set, always ready for a good gossip, were sent into a flurry of chattering by news that Google had registered a political action committee (PAC) with […]

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