Archive for the 'Two's-day' Category

Surprised by the Meltdown? Here’s “Peak Money”

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Just read an article by “Permabear” and Crash Proof author at Mises.org, “Why the Meltdown Should Have Surprised No One”. Jon Stewart’s interview with Schiff is also linked on the site (and here too, now).
I’m listening to the Crash Proof audio book now, and the picture it paints of the growing, decades long corporate […]

e-fficiency: Google in perspective

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

An ARS Technica article titled “Google: 15,000 searches = 1 cheeseburger (hold the fries)” discusses the problems of Google’s analysis of the energy used to produce its internet search results, but otherwise praises the educational value of its Clean Energy information page.
“Early this year, a newspaper story made the rounds when, after extrapolating from some […]

J. Neil Schulman on Sphinx Radio Online

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Alongside Night author J. Neil Schulman was interviewed by paranormal researcher William H. Kennedy on the Sphinx Radio internet show.
Neil spoke about writing the novel during the mid 1970s, getting the endorsement for his prophetic work of a collapsed America by Nobel winning economist Milton Friedman, and the radical agorist philosophy behind the novel.
Unlike other […]

Blog Readership and Income

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Xeni Jardin asked Clay Shirky to debunk a WSJ piece about “bloggers for hire” in this Boing Boing article.
“When half of ad-supported blogs generate less than $200 a year, it only takes one blogger making $350,000 (the highest number reported to Technorati) to drag the average far away from anything remotely resembling the normal case.”
This […]

Democracy Now: Downtown Dumps Dollars

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Democracy Now! reports that Pittsboro, North Carolina and other towns are printing their own currency.
“We take a look at how one North Carolina town is trying to become more self-sufficient by moving toward being able to feed, fuel and finance itself.”
Remembering my job to defend the Kaiser against defamation for the German War Guilt office, […]

Good News for the Ocean, Hemp and Kids

Monday, April 6th, 2009

ARS Technica had some rare good news about the state of the sea in an article titled Ocean conservation success stories.
“(Some) good news does exist, though, which is important for those working in the field, according to Dr Nancy Knowlton, one of the session’s moderators. As Knowlton put it, students aren’t interested in “writing ever-more […]

Anarchy, State, and Marriage

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Crustacean publicity still,
courtesy of Irena Belle Films.
When I was cast as the bearded fat lady in Crustacean, the horror-comedy movie I’m editing, I thought it might be amusing to run a photo of me in a dress with a satirical Prop 108 [Update: I meant Prop 8] post about how “the fags are ruining marriage.” […]

“Singularity U” Fights Hunger With Robotics

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Kurzweil AI post.
The supreme Chancellor says he loves democracy and will give power back to the Old Republic. Oh wait, this isn’t Star Wars, Sarah Connor, or Battlestar. This is real life.
Ray Kurzweil is the Chancellor of a new interdisciplinary college called Singularity University.
“The Singularity University aims to assemble, educate and inspire a cadre of […]

Freedom Fried: The Erosion of Liberty

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Two’s-day is when I post my interpersonal and political items for the week that aren’t directly related to alternative energy, organic gardening or off-grid living.
There were a couple of good reviews posted on the Interblogs about Alongside Night, a novel by J. Neil Schulman that brings agorist philosophy to life more directly than any other […]