This President has gone all Goodspaceguy on us, he has reached the final frontier. Mr. Trump now boldly leads us to a place where no man has gone before, a sixth branch of the military to “dominate space”. Our President it is said, does not read, but apparently watches a lot of TV. Perhaps he … More President Trump’s Space Force; Boldly Go
Well here we go again, another effort at getting people out of their cars and on to bicycles. The idea of a bike share enterprise, private or publicly funded, refuses to die in Seattle. Why is it called “Bike Share” when in reality it is “Bike Rental”? Because in collectivized Seattle it is considered poor … More Seattle Bike Share; Death Be Not Proud
Surely as E =Mc2 there must be some equation we can review to understand the role of Mankind in climate change, but I have yet to find it. Raising the question can be dangerous. When I have it is as if I have blasphemed the faith of my countrymen. And their faith is profound. I … More The Church of Climate Change
We chose to go to the moon. We did so because we had faith in our leadership, our will, and our abilities. And we won. A clean win, no critical review, just plain victory. We beat the Russians there because we were better. We should remember that time.
Like Alexander Fleming stumbling upon penicillin it appears Samsung has mass marketed a new weapon of mass destruction, the Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. Apparently the batteries explode, catch fire, or both. The message from the company advises the machine should be immediately powered down and surrendered to a retailer at the strip mall where … More New Weapon: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7
In Star Trek there were no dust bunnies. How did they keep it so clean? Think about it, just have everyone put on space suits and open the air locks. It all gets sucked out into the vacuum of space. I am in command of our German made SEBO star ship this afternoon. We suffered … More In the Vacuum of Space, No One has to Vacuum.
In the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey a computer takes over a spacecraft and tries to slay the astronauts so they would not, due to the human inherent proclivity to err, jeopardize the mission. His name was Hal 2000. Overnight, without my permission the very large software company across the lake installed Windows 10 on … More Open the Pod Bay Doors Hal
I am so detached from popular culture there was a new fad that apparently arrived, peaked and disappeared without me noticing. Walking around Green Lake in Seattle my wife and I noticed people riding along on two wheeled sideways skateboards that seemed to be self propelled. Other than defeating the entire purpose of walking around Green Lake, … More Hoverboards: Here Today, Gone TODAY
Google Star Trek and a whole world, or should I say worlds, open up. I had no idea one could sign up to be a Klingon, a member of the Borg Collective, or a member of the Federation and be assigned an e mail address that marks the earthling for ever as something else. There … More Be Your Own Klingon
Has the media in all forms, right down to our smartphones, made deeper the existentialist crisis that leaves modern man asking, is this all there is? Is there no truth any longer? Is it really this cheap? The film Birdman is set in the theater in New York city. It is the tale of a … More Birdman