I have decided that I might as well get some use out of my old papers from undergrad/grad school so I will slowly be going back and posting them to my blog after I quickly review and make any necessary…

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Are There Too Many People on the Planet?

Peter Kareiva recently published a disjointed article on the topic of population size on http://www.conservationmagazine.org/. The article appears to be a poor attempt to dismantle a position he admits to holding himself. Dr. Kareiva projects his feelings of inconvenience being the cause…

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The Conflation of Culture and Race; Also Some Thoughts On Multi-Culturalism And Cultural Relativism

I think part of what causes a lot of our trouble in dealing with social issues in this country (USA) and also around the world is rooted in the widespread acceptance of cultural relativism and our general conflation of race…

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According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2008 was the first year in human history that more than half of the worlds population was living some kind of urban center (towns or cities). This trend of increasing urbanization is…

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The failures of modern day MMOs

This post kicked off my return to classic everquest on the Project 1999 server. Read about my exploits and the server in my ongoing series. Part one: My Return to an Old Classic and part two: The Saga Continues Part 2: My Return…

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I cleaned my girlfriends clogged drains the other day. Depending on your disposition the video is either satisfying or disgusting. I was using one of these: Highly recommended, it worked well and the drains are flowing much smoother now! 00000

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WWF just received a $5,000,000 grant from Google’s new Global Impact Awards to develop and deploy ,among other things, “remote aerial survey systems” or drones. I thought I would take a stab at explaining the possible origins of this award and…

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I just thought I would throw this together after stumbling across the Cards Against Humanity: Pay What You Want Holiday Expansion Pack. You can place an order here.  https://cahxmas.herokuapp.com/ Yes. You can order this expansion pack for free should you…

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Limits: We Cannot Grow Forever

Growth Growth Growth. Everywhere you look in the media today everything is all about growth.  Job growth. Economic growth.  Energy growth. Very rarely do I see anyone responsibly talking about limits and what those limits necessarily mean. We live on…

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As I play around with blogging and youtubing I am starting to realize that if I want to turn this into anything more than my just posting random things now and then and essentially no one seeing it I need…

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Above you will find the newly released first movie stills from the upcoming Ender’s Game. Unfortunately it looks like they changed the ages around a little bit which I think was a poor decision. Using such young children in the…

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Full Head Transplant: Fact or Fiction?

  Every now and then the idea of head transplants pops up and generally people seem quick to dismiss such a procedure. But really, how close are we to being able to perform such an extensive operation? What would it…

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25 CHARITIES. $2 MILLION. 1 STAR-STUDDED TELEVISION EVENT. The American Giving Awards are back for the second year, and we need your help deciding which charities will share in $2 million in grants! Twenty-five past Chase Community Giving charities will…

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Where are all the jobs? And why those jobs are not coming back

I have been thinking a lot about our economic situation as a country, as well as the issues going on worldwide, and have begun to think our problem may be more fundamental than people realize. What if continued advancements in…

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Today The Wall Street Journal (TWSJ) put out an article talking about new technology being developed to essentially turn the car windshield into a massive screen. Read about it in detail here. Amazingly TWSJ goes into detail about various usages and…

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Voyager 1 Spacecraft - Our Hope

Yesterday I stumbled across the images that were sent to the starts with the Voyager space craft and I found it to be a much more emotional experience than I would have anticipated. I think it raised such strong emotions…

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I have received a couple of questions about the specific equipment I use in my aquaponics system so I thought I would put together a blog post outlining everything and where I got it from as best as I can….

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When do You stop being You?

According to Canada.com Canadian scientists have created a functioning virtual brain. Spaun, whcih stands for Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, was created by Chris Eliasmith and his team at the University of Waterloo. Spaun stands apart from other brain simulation…

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I formatted my laptop recently and ever since I have had some issues with my audio. Whenever I was watching video online the audio would be slightly scratchy and jumpy, seeming to lag behind at times and otherwise just not functioning…

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According to The Verge, Google has begun a new policy that will append the users real (Google+) name to their Play store. Users over at reddit have begun debating the issue and while there are voices on both sides the community appears…

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