Wednesday November 30, 2022

Value And Perception

This baseball card just sold for $12.6 million.  One wonders why. It is a piece of cardboard covered in ink on one side, and it was originally sold in a package of bubble gum.  Apparently the buyer values rarity and is willing to pay for it.  It will be interesting when the buyer sells the […]

Coat tails

Republican senate candidate J.D. Vance has won the primary vote in Ohio with former president Trump’s endorsement.  Trump, it seems, still has coat tails in the party and that should worry Democratic voters.  As much as the public might like to see Trump disappear, he isn’t going away and his messages of rage must be […]

Flaunting It.

While one might be cautious about flaunting a rocket launch that has yet to take place, there are no second thoughts on medicines that have been shown to work.  Thus, Pfizer broadly published final data on a new pill to alleviate COVID symptoms.  It has been shown to be 89% effective in double-blind testing.  Pfizer […]

Pointless

This scientist wrote that the universe has no meaning beyond itself.  It is pointless and there is no deity behind its creation.  You can imagine what believers think.  They have argued with him from the moment he penned the statement.  Yet, how do you communicate the existence of a God in a world where everything […]

Making It Real

The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol started off with testimony from four police officers who were assaulted by the mob that day.  Testimony was harrowing and brought the ugly incident to life. This was intentional by the Congressional investigators.  They want to communicate to American citizens not to forget what […]

By Force

Governments and medical associations are calling for a mandate to force unvaccinated health care workers to get the jab.  The move is occurring from New York to California and is an acknowledgement that persuasion has failed.  All the coaxing, prompting, jawboning, inviting has come to naught for tens of thousands of nurses, doctors, aids and […]

Bipartisanship?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is vowing to move ahead with a Jan.6 riot investigation even if Republicans boycott the process.  The two sides are increasingly nasty to each other.  The GOP is moving to boycott the probe after Pelosi denied two Republican congressmen seats on the committee.  Pelosi has vowed to move ahead with […]

Bipartisanship?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is vowing to move ahead with a Jan.6 riot investigation even if Republicans boycott the process.  The two sides are increasingly nasty to each other.  The GOP is moving to boycott the probe after Pelosi denied two Republican congressmen seats on the committee.  Pelosi has vowed to move ahead with […]

Standards

In the tech world, developing a standard that everyone subscribes too, and more importantly honors in development, is hard.  There is always an urge to fiddle, to adapt it to one’s own devices although that makes them incompatible with others’ equipment.  That’s why it is cautiously heartening to see Amazon signing on for an open-source […]

‘Fessing Up

President Biden, in whose long political career has misspoken time and again, has ‘fessed up to doing it once more.  This time it was about an offhand remark accusing Facebook of killing people because of vaccine misinformation on its site.  Yesterday, he clarified his statement by saying it was a dozen participants who are harming the unvaccinated public […]