17 03, 2018

Trump Policy is Choking Employee Supply

By |2018-03-17T10:30:13+00:00March 17th, 2018|blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This article States what I've been talking about for months now. The travel ban has cut off a significant number of high Tech workers. The industry is suffering because of it. This stunts growth, exactly the same growth that the trump administration is relying on to pay for the tax cuts. Without this growth [...]

4 12, 2017

The Truth on Modern Energy Use

By |2017-12-04T22:47:32+00:00December 4th, 2017|blog, Politics|0 Comments

I can't believe this was posted in 2013 and is still extremely relevant and accurate. Watch as Professor Vaclav Smil explains the energy situation. Everyone should watch this. It will give you a new perspective on energy and everything you buy, everywhere you travel, and everything you do.   https://youtu.be/NxO3s0U5WdY

27 09, 2017

Presidential Progress

By |2017-09-27T12:36:52+00:00September 27th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

"If you voted for someone who said he prefers soldiers who don't get captured, who insulted a gold star family, who said he knew more than the generals, who said he always wanted a Purple Heart, who dodged the draft, and who called the US military a disaster, please don't pretend that you're angry [...]

14 03, 2017

The Facts Alone Can’t Change Your Mind

By |2017-03-14T21:31:09+00:00March 14th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Fantastic podcast episode about confirmation bias. Facts aren't enough to convince someone, you need emotions. Even though many studies have shown there is no link between vaccines and Autism, many people are still compelled to believe there is. You can show a climate change denier compelling scientific evidence that climate change is real, yet [...]

28 02, 2017

The media is Dr. Frankenstein. Is Trump his monster?

By |2017-02-28T14:19:10+00:00February 28th, 2017|blog|1 Comment

The media tends to emphasize bad news. They sensationalize infrequently occurring events and focus on negative stories. In the news: if it bleeds, it leads. They rarely ever cover good news or educational subjects. This can be considered a form of bias. When Trump says the media is biased, he is correct. Just not [...]

22 02, 2017

The trouble with free speech…In defense of Milo Yiannopoulos

By |2017-02-22T11:31:18+00:00February 22nd, 2017|blog, Free Speech, Politics|0 Comments

I recently had a discussion with a Trump supporter (we'll call him TS) regarding the conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and his cancelled appearance at Berkeley. TS claimed that Milo was oppressed by mobs who prevented him from speaking freely. Now, I'm not a big fan of Milo Yiannopoulos - I get the the impression that he says what [...]

13 09, 2016

Book review notes: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

By |2016-10-22T13:27:21+00:00September 13th, 2016|blog|0 Comments

Book review: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction by Philip E.Tetlock and Dan Gardner I listened to the audiobook while driving interstate Phil Tetlock is a professor of psychology and political science at the University of Pennsylvania spent decades studying the predictions of experts He did a study of 284 experts 27,000 predictions [...]