Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Three for all

An interrupted threesome last night led to bruises and broken bones for the participants and a national security risk for the New York Port Authority when the boat the orgy participants were fornicating on crashed into runway 22 of Laguardia Airport.
This story starts out as any other tale of sex gone very, very wrong. Two men meet a woman in a bar. All three are attracted to each other. The three decide to have sex. On a boat. While cruising on the water. Sounds romantic, what could possibly go wrong?
I liked the "hand-held rockets" bit.  There were two guys there; hand-held rockets are probably the reason they were so distracted. 

The Illusion of Privacy...

The illusion of privacy, online.

The link.

Can anyone ever really leave the internet? And if you had the choice, is that something that you'd want to do? After all, abandoning the connected world might help you reclaim some privacy, but even if you smashed your PC, burned your tablet and tossed your smartphone, you might still not be able to escape constant surveillance. In our three-part series How To Disappear, we're going to look at why you'd think about going offline, what you can do to tidy up your digital footprint and what happens to those who have made the leap into the darkness. 

More as the links become available...

Nod to Angry Alex.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Yogurt Tax

The District of Columbia is considering a "yoga tax," which is strange enough.

But Marion Barry is protesting the "yogurt tax," because yogurt is healthy and it's a breakfast food.  He does admit that it's a problem that 10 year old girls have "fully developed breasts," though, from the hormones in....wait, I'm lost.  I don't understand what fully developed breasts have to do with the burpee fence.

Monday's Child

1.  A classic selection problem.  Published in JAMA.  Amazing how little medical people know about basic statistics.  Does porn shrink your brain?

2.  So now there is a "prediction" of the weather, minute-by-minute.  That's what people actually WANT, of course.  When will it rain, exactly what minute?  Of course, the prediction are completely inaccurate, but the people get what the people think the people want.  This may explain our politics, also.

3.  The way we have students apply for financial aid appears to have the effect of "weeding out" those who actually need it.  This should one.  After all, as Bastiat said: "When under the pretext of fraternity, the legal code imposes mutual sacrifices on the citizens, human nature is not thereby abrogated. Everyone will then direct his efforts toward contributing little to, and taking much from, the common fund of sacrifices. Now, is it the most unfortunate who gains from this struggle? Certainly not, but rather the most influential and calculating."    The amazing thing to me is that Cass Sunstein acts like this is amazing. "We" don't actually want to help poor people, at least if by "we" you mean the craven state.  "We" want to help "us."  So, almost all financial aid goes to (relatively) rich people.

4.  That's....guilty, guilty, GUILTY!

5.  Pig...the dog.  Sweet, yet disturbing.