Politics

Bye-Bye Boehner. Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry?

John Boehner will not go down in history as one of America’s greatest Speakers of the House, but at least he served as something of a buffer between the Republican crazies and the rest of America. (This morning when Marco Rubio announced Boehner’s plan to retire, attendees at the Values Voter Summit in Washington roared …

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Philosophy Television

The Effects of Post Modernism

Typical of my attempts to title things, this brief blurb’s title largely misses the mark. Another one of the things I wrote on those dead DanCarlin.com boards, perhaps even one of the last things I wrote. I’m sure I had some deeper point I was planning on making; but like most of my plans this …

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Windows 10

Wish me luck. I’m upgrading to Windows 10 over a wireless connection, ‘braving the storm on a skiff made of electrons’. — ranthony (@ranthony) August 6, 2015 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro I had no problem upgrading to Windows 10, that is the shocking news in this article. I didn’t  loose any data in the change …

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Games

6.2 The Patch That Ate World of Warcraft

Meaningless Punishment in Battlegrounds While Leveling World of Warcraft suggestion/bugfix of the week; If you level in a battleground and that level moves you to a higher bracket, you are now removed from the battleground and marked as a coward for leaving. That is either a bug, or a serious oversight on Blizzard’s part. The …

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Family Politics

September 11, not 9-11

This is adapted and expanded from a previous article.  I intend to keep updating and reposting a version of this article annually until the US collectively demonstrates learning something from history, or I pass from existence. Given prior evidence, I’m betting on the latter. My dad was born on September 11, 1938.  On his sixty-third birthday terrorists …

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Games

Flight Makes Everything Easier?

There is an active poll over on the WoW forums called The Friendly Skies. While I question the adjective friendly applied to almost anything MMO, I found the choices available on the poll amusing, even if the associated text is patronizing in tone; Patch 6.2.2 is scheduled for release this week, allowing those of you who have unlocked Draenor Pathfinder to …

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Philosophy Politics Religion

Pharisee vs. Christian

Christian is another one of those things that isn’t a thing (because there is no one set of beliefs that all christians, or even a majority of christians, will agree upon and practice in their daily lives) but comparative labeling is sometimes illuminating. I’ve been about half paying attention to the little farce that is …

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Politics

Texas Trying to Secede. Again.

Hanging around the fringes of Texas politics as I have off and on over the last 20 years, you hear a lot of strange ideas. Texas is conspiracy fantasy central in many ways, and Austin being the capitol of Texas means that the conspiratorial currents all lead to the vortex located at 15th and Congress. …

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