So Steve Job’s Apple Keynote happened the other day, and he introduced some new stuff.
I absolutely love the idea for the Time Capsule.
A bit disappointed that there were just a few software upgrades to the iphone and a 3g one wasn’t introduced.
A bit disappointed about Appletv movie rentals as you’ve already been able to do this with your tivo for quite some time now. The only difference seems to be Appletv can rent in hd. Although I do have to hand it to apple that their layout is a lot better than tivo’s. Also, if you’re an avid tv watcher, canceling your cable account and just using an Appletv to purchase episodes themselves would probably be more costly for you, but if you’re a casual tv watcher, it’ll probably be cheaper, and the quality will be a lot better that way (no commercials, no fucking animations on… Read More
First, let’s all just admit that Intelligent Design is Creationism in a new name. We all know this, but Creationists will lie straight to your face because they realize that the federal courts have already ruled that Creationism is a religion and not at all a scientific theory. So they act like Intelligent Design is something else in an attempt to avoid this ruling. That’s bullshit and we all know it. Let’s all call it by it’s right name, Creationism, shall we?
Second, Creationists have employed several different strategies in an attempt of ultimately not only banning evolution (as well as all theories that disagree with their literal interpretation of the Bible) from science class and teaching only Creationism, but getting mandatory prayer (Christian prayer) back into public schools. Again, we all know this on some level, but Creationists will lie through their teeth and never admit this.
The… Read More
For a long time, I’ve struggled between deciding on whether a socialistic type of democracy where the government takes care of practically everything is better or worse than a capitalistic type of democracy where the government enforces basic laws and leaves us with the freedom to be responsible for our own lives.
. . . and I’ve realized that it really depends on how I define what would be better. Denmark is probably one of the most socialistic types of democracies out there where the government takes care of you completely, and it happens to be the happiest country in the world. While the US is a pretty good example of the government just enforcing laws and allowing you the freedom to do be personally responsible for yourself, it doesn’t rank very high on the happiness scale at all. BUT, it is disputably the number one nation of innovation and… Read More
My views on abortion have constantly evolved. Before I looked into it, I was pro-abortion. After I looked into it, I came to the conclusion that life begins at conception and was thus anti-abortion. I think at that time though, I confused the definition of when life begins with the definition of when you’re granted human rights. Since then, I’ve really questioned myself a lot on this position, because how far am I willing to go? If I’m willing to define an individual strand of DNA as human life that has the same rights as anyone else, then what about the morning after pill? Or what about potential life? Well then every time a guy masturbates he’s committing mass genocide.
So now I’ve come to the conclusion that one should be granted human rights the moment it becomes conscious, rather than just alive. Thus, I’m now OK with abortion… Read More
I’ve always seen illegal immigration as a matter of line cutting. Plain and simple. Whenever there’s a line for something and someone cuts in front of you, is it right? Shouldn’t they be told to go back to the line and wait their turn like everyone else? And I see an illegal immigrant having a child in the US just like I’d see a line cutter having their friends join them. When you see illegal immigration as a simple matter of line cutting, which it is exactly, then the correct position to take on this issue seems obvious. Where is the error in my logic?