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On Science

  • March 31, 2014

There seems to be a habit of humans where we try to simplify discourse by replacing complicated concepts with simplified labels. While this might be convenient, I find that all too often it masks the original meaning when the label gets misconstrued over time. Take "science." What is it, exactly? A belief system? A joke? A thing of any sort? No, not at all. As I see it, it is a word that describes a methodology for discovering things. That's it, nothing more. Don't want to take just my word for it? Here's what Google (and we all know what an authority that source is!) says about it: Why do some...

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Just A Pseudo Random Event in Spinland

  • March 30, 2014

Heh. Just a little off topic rambling, feel free to skip this as irrelevant. I'm normally in bed early, and asleep soon after. One of my night time habits is to do some reading or web browsing on my iPad before I pack it in. Last night I was awake later than is typical for me, when all of a sudden the network seemed to go to crap. I couldn't reach anything, not even my local computers. I switched the iPad over from wi-fi to LTE and all worked fine. Damn, I thought, now I'm going to have to spend the morning troubleshooting my home network and maybe calling Time Warner (a process I loathe). Then...

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