Category Archives: Entertainment

Trump And Associates

It seems to me…. “One immutable trait of the gullible is that they are credulous to a fault. Though no-doubt well-meaning, the naïve are Trump’s base.” ~ Pamela Meyer[1]. Legalized casino gambling was approved in my hometown of Atlantic City, … Continue reading

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Olympics Withdrawal

It seems to me…. “I was obsessed with the Olympics. It’s so exciting to see that level of excellence and endurance.” ~ Lisa Bonet[1]. The Winter Olympics of 2018 are now over and it is somewhat difficult to realize that … Continue reading

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“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

Posted in Aeschylus, Agamemnon, and Steel, Andy Weir, Arthur C. Clark, Ballet, Balzac, Beowulf, Boccaccio, Browning, Candide, Cervantes, Classics, College, College, Comedy of Errors, Computer Science, Computing, Dante, Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, E-Books, Education, English, English-101, Entertainment, Failure Is Not an Option, Fiction, Fiction, Flash Gordon, Gene Kranz, Germs, Gilbert & Sullivan, Greece, guns, Hamlet, High School, Hiking, Homer, Horace, Iliad, Isaac Asimov, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jared Diamond, Keats, Larry Niven, Literature, Lord of the Rings, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Mars, Mathematics, Merchant of Venice, Milton, Nibelungenlied, Opera, Paradise Lost, Physics, Plato, Pope, Professor, Rape of the Lock, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Science, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Space, Space Flight, Spenser, Stage, Star Trek, Star Wars, Swift, Teachers, Tennyson, The Faerie Queene, The Martian, Tolkien, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Voltaire, Whitman, Wilderness, William Shakespeare | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Global Trade Opportunities

It seems to me…. “I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because, when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes more valuable to the other.” ~ William Howard Taft[1]. Liberals, and some conservatives, are … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Automation, Candidate, Comparative Advantage, Compensation, Corporation, ECON-101, Economics, economics, Economy, Education, Employment, Employment, Entertainment, Finance, Ford, Globalization, Henry Ford, Infrastructure, Inversion, Jobs, Labor, Markets, Markets, Offshoring, Pandering, Production, Productivity, Smoot–Hawley, Technology, Technology, Technology, Trade, Trade, Training, Transportation, Transportation, Wages, World Trade Organization | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Computing Advances

It seems to me…. “It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.” ~ Craig Bruce. Very few people actually care how their computing or communication devices actually work at the component level – … Continue reading

Posted in Amdahl’s Law, Architecture, Barcode, Brain, Chip, Communications, Computer, Convergence, CPU, Entertainment, Equation, Germanium, Gordon Moore, Graphene, Gustafson's Law, Hardware, Hewlett Packard, HP, IBM, Internet of Things, IoT, John von Neumann, Memory, memristor, Moore’s Law, Nanotubes, Navier–Stokes, Neuron, Photonics, RFID, Silicon, Tri-Gates, von Neumann, Wafer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Demise of Entertainment Creativity

It seems to me… “What do you actually need? Food, clothing, and shelter. Everything else is entertainment.” ~ Aloe Blacc. The 2015 Academy Awards will be presented on 22 February. The Academy Awards, now called The Oscars, are awards presented … Continue reading

Posted in Academy Awards, CGI, Comic Con, Computer-Generated Imagery, Entertainment, Movies, Oscars, Television, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Je suis Charlie

It seems to me… “Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.” ~ Molly Ivins. On 7 January 2015 two Muslim religious fanatics entered the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and murdered … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Allawite, Ayatollah Khomeini, banlieues, Blasphemy, Boko Haram, Charles de Gaulle, Charlie Brown, Charlie Hebdo, France, Freedom of Expression, Hadith, Hypercacher, Iran, Iraq, ISIS, Islam, Jyllands-Posten, Kim Jong Un, Kurds, Libya, Madrasa, Middle-East, Military, Mohammad, Movies, Mujahidin, Mujahidin, Muslim, Newspaper, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Paris, Peanuts, Peshmerga, Qatar, Quran, Rights, Salman Rushdie, satire, Saudi Arabia, Sony, Syria, Terrorism, The Interview, Vincennes, Wahhabi Salafism, Writers, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments