What is red? It’s a color, you say. Well, yes, but that doesn’t really explain anything, does it? Okay, it’s a wavelength of light. Yeah, nope. That doesn’t help, either. Red is an experience. A very particular experience. After all, why does that wavelength of light correlate with the particular
It should be somewhat obvious that nobody can really “own” an idea, right? An idea has no tangible existence. Ideas are not created either, they are discovered. This means that they are potentially available to any mind that bothers to think. Two people can discover the very same idea at
The mass market paperback is dead and Winston Smith never dreamed how easy his job could be.
The Generalist has a new look! Finally! Ok, ok, it took a little goading on the part of a friend of mine, but here it is. Do let me know if you encounter any problems. I will be tweaking as I discover little issues. Also, there will be new posts
I have not read the article depicted on the cover of the latest issue of The New Individualist. However, I did think that the image chosen for the cover and the title were interesting when compared with an earlier issue.
The Discovery networks are really becoming ridiculous. This even aside from the gratuitous references to “global warming” and “climate change” with the not-so-hidden message that people are the plague of the earth. I’ve gotten somewhat used to that message, really. And if you can stomach the backwards values, the shows can
Ever noticed that a lot of non-American book publishers print their book spines upside down? Those of you who read books published by both American and foreign publishers may have noticed that many foreign book spines are upside down. No offense, but they ARE upside down. One would expect that
This is such a positively priceless blunder, one has to wonder… can it really be a coincidence? For those of you who might not get it, here is the relevant scene from the Matrix. It’s true, you have to see it for yourself.
USA Today is featuring this nice Presidential Approval Tracker that lets you compare the approval ratings of various presidents during their time in office. I’m not much for polls and approval ratings. I tend to think there is way too much leeway there for propaganda. Nevertheless, it’s sometimes worthwhile to
For those of you that might have been lost by my reference to “sunglasses” in a previous post this is the movie that alludes to. Pretty funny and entertaining… but with a bit of truth??? Note: you can use the drop down box under “Google” to go directly to Google
I’ve had this little Canon PowerShot SD850 IS for a little over a year now. I bought this little camera with a particular purpose in mind. I wanted to have a camera with me at all times, especially when I was out for a walk; something lightweight, something so that
This was pointed out to me by someone noting the Obama signs in the yards of neighbors. Not only do I doubt very much this is a coincidence, but even if it was, one would imagine that the distaste alone would be enough to crush Obama’s campaign. That it doesn’t
Well, I’ve finally done it for this year. I’ve made the pumpkin soup. It’s amazing how much work it is to make the soup when you are cutting up your own pumpkins. The soup itself is actually quite easy. I’ll get right to it. Here’s what I did: 7 lbs
Recently my website was “lost” by my hosting company. It took them a week to locate and restore it. Needless to say I’ve moved to a new host now. Hopefully there will be no more downtime. This site will remain as is for the time being, but I am in