Case Logic

18 Feb 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The US government couldn’t beat guerrillas in Vietnam and the Middle East. What makes anyone think it would be any more successful against the well-armed, homegrown variety? From ammo.com: “It is interesting to hear certain kinds of people insist that the citizen cannot fight the government. This would have been news to the men of […]

18 Feb 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Robert Mueller isn’t going to indict himself or his buddies, but somebody might. There’s certainly plenty of raw material for indictments. From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com: And so now along comes Andy McCabe, former Number Two at the FBI, publicizing his new book, The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of […]

18 Feb 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Click bots don’t buy anything, as many advertisers are finding out. From Charles Hugh Smith at oftwominds.com: Now the corporate lemmings have rushed into mobile advertising. Given that corporations are run by people, and people are social animals that run in herds, it shouldn’t surprise us that corporations follow the herd, too.Take the herd move […]

18 Feb 19
The Exile Observer

This is not a traditional list of the best episodes of the classic science-fiction/fantasy series, The Twilight Zone (TZ). This is a list of my favorite episodes after decades of repeated viewings. Thus, this would be after the knowledge of the big reveals in the episodes. Almost all the TZ episodes have twists & reveals, […]

18 Feb 19
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18 Feb 19
ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

To afficionados of the ABC current affairs program The Drum, Jane Caro’s Accidental Feminists is exactly what you might expect of the author: forthright, amusing, full of pithy anecdotes to illustrate a point, and witheringly authentic. This is the blurb: Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn’t expect to. Or intend to. […]

18 Feb 19
UseTheBitcoin

Margin trading or Leverage trading is basically betting on money that you have loaned. It is not your money that you are betting on and it is at most important to be really careful about the trades you take. Margin Trading is generally used by advanced traders who are aware on the concepts like Risk […]

18 Feb 19
Finding Your Way

Author’s Note: I originally published this article in 1996 under the same title in Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Vol 14:4, p. 268-272. I am reprinting it now to illustrate the point that little has changed in the past 22 years. Abstract: In this article, the field of psychology is examined, three problematic […]

18 Feb 19
The Coach's Team

Ed. If Chief Justice Roberts…or indeed any other “conservative” member of the Court…decides against including a citizenship question on the Census form, impeachment proceeding should be immediately begun. Obviously this will not happen, but members of the House and Senate should demand that such constitutionally ignorant Justices be removed. And President Trump ought to lead […]

18 Feb 19
Just Another Day...

Today I was digging through my book of writing prompts and stumbled onto is there anything you are a snob about? I look at things that folks are picky about and some of them are puzzling to me. There are folks who are picky about wait times at restaurants while there are others who wish […]

18 Feb 19
Crowence Game Development

As I finished last week’s blog post with Monday’s happenings, this week began on Tuesday morning, with an early start at the studio (as per usual). At the studio, I continued working on the mathematical version of Bernie’s mechanical prototype, first making it so that the wave’s main counter resets when it reaches the end of the total length of the wave, rather than a screen afterwards (a change that I realised I had to make while writing last week’s post). After this, I briefly tried to make it so that the displayed wavelength could be changed separately from individual wavelengths, but the offsets of the different parts of the test wave were making it so that I couldn’t have a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Eventually, however, I put the sine waves from the test wave into the Desmos Graphing Calculator and tweaked some values, and realised that I was able to change the wavelengths by globally changing the x coefficients (as I’d wanted) as long as all of the x offsets were positive, so I changed the negative offsets in my code to positive ones. From here, I copied the wave values I had into a new wave, making all of the wavelengths equally shorter, and saw that it worked perfectly well. Therefore, I added the wave size variable that I’d initially intended on implementing (to determine how much of the wave is visible on-screen at once), and accounted for it in all of the necessary calculations. However, I realised that I was dividing by it in places where I should have been multiplying by it, and after fixing this, it worked as intended. I also thought that it’d make sense for the wave size variable to also adapt the wave’s increase speed, so that it moved at the same rate regardless of how much of it’s visible, so I added this functionality in.

18 Feb 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Nothing will raise your standing in Washington, academia, and the mainstream media as much as consistently being wrong. From Tucker Carlson at theamericanconservative.com: Pundits like Max Boot and Bill Kristol got everything after 9/11 wrong but are still considered “experts.” Max Boot (Credit: U.S. Navy) and Bill Kristol (Credit: Gage Skidmore) One thing that every […]

18 Feb 19
Trading my two cents

Before you read on, please be aware that the analysis below is my opinion only and may include flawed assumptions and inaccuracy of logic; therefore, caveat emptor applies here.  Furthermore, all emphasis (color-coded, boldness, and underlined) on the excerpts are my own. Ha! Last week doji bar on the SP500 was confirmed to be a […]

18 Feb 19
STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

The US is pushing Iran, Turkey, Russia, and China into each others’ arms. From Pepe Escobar at mintpressnews.com: Iran is already looking East – considering its top Asian energy clients and the close ties with the Belt and Road Initiative and the EAEU. Team Rouhani now knows, in realpolitik terms, they cannot trust the US; […]

18 Feb 19
Stately McDaniel Manor

In my early days of teaching in Texas, a personable young teacher/coach announced, via school e-mail, that he saw his newly acquired position as an opportunity to minister to not only students, but fellow teachers.  He essentially asked me, and everyone else, to subscribe to his ministry.  I politely replied that I would be taking […]

18 Feb 19
Thoughts from a misfit

Brain scan completed: February 9th 2019. Results Follow: But first, History. Nearly 3 years ago I collapsed in the shower and suffered a concussion. Little did I know this was the start of what would be a very frustrating 3 years. I remember exactly what happened, I remember hearing my head hit the side of […]

18 Feb 19
osmanisnin

Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists flirt with Islamophobia A Twitter rant by Richard Dawkins re-exposes a disturbing Islamophobic streak among the New Atheists NATHAN LEAN MARCH 30, 2013 7:00PM (UTC) Richard Dawkins, the preppy septuagenarian and professional atheist whose work in the field of evolutionary biology informs his godless worldview, has always been a prickly […]