The Guardian has a thought-provoking article about the race to develop a replacement for Viagra. [guard]
The theist exclaims, “Be careful not to worship the ferocious and strange God of theology; mine is much wiser and better; He is the Father of men; He is the mildest of Sovereigns; it is He who fills the universe with His benefactions!”
We can program ourselves to be so scared of something, that it’s a struggle to overcome the programming even when our mind knows that it’s OK. Sticking my hand into the forge and rummaging around is an example of that – I had to force myself to relax and reach inside.
There is enough F-35 news to justify an entire F-35 blog, except the blog would suffer from severe cost overruns and its first posting would be almost a decade from now. And, naturally, it would consist of a fragmentary paragraph that did not say anything useful. What would we call such a blog? Perhaps “This is going to be great but it will cost a lot.”
One of the coolest aspects (to me) of mold-making is that we can alter objects in the course of duplicating them.
I’d insert an animated .GIF of MC Hammer doing his thing, but let me try to keep this a bit more sedate.
Parkland: Former police deputy arrested for failure to confront shooter.
I’m a fan of Gordon Ramsay, mostly because I can tell he is passionate about what he does (in spite of his extreme commercialism) – he’s an interesting character.
I’m an unapologetic packrat. So, a few years ago, I decided to resolve that problem by stipulating in my will that my executor get rid of all my stuff at an estate sale. It’s a form of recycling and nobody who cares about me or my stuff will have to sort through it and figure it out. Don’t worry for them, the potassium cyanide is clearly labelled.
Let me postulate that knowledge actually is power. That would mean that intellectual property is a strategic asset: the asymmetry between its pile of intellectual property and other nations’ piles can be converted to potential military force and dominance.