Posts Tagged ‘future’

Fixing Prices and Everything Else

February 11, 2010

Planned obsolescence as an industry standard is price fixing. Its the legal, hidden equivalent to retailers jacking their prices in unison. Purchases: remember its not just the price, but how much you’re getting. Take something like dish soap. The water and container aren’t of any use to you, so lets assume when you buy a container of dish soap you are really just after a quantity of soap ingredients. (more…)

Making Planned Obsolescence Illegal

December 26, 2008


Ever wonder how the package knows exactly when your light bulb will burn out? Annoyed that yet another cellphone battery has gone dead and replacements are not available? Amazed at the precision with which manufacturers are able to make products that last exactly 2 weeks longer than their warranties? (more…)

The Impossible Universe

December 13, 2008


Universe not Finite

Well, there cant just be a wall out there at some great distance on the other side of which is nothing, cause hey, if its got an other side then that’s something. So people like to theorize that if you traveled in one direction long enough you would eventually get back to where you started. Fine, but how the hell can you travel infinitely in (more…)

Owning Life

November 17, 2008


Mapping the human genome. This is incredibly precise. It’s this precision that makes it so dangerous- if gives the owners of the code too much power. Forget taking over the world with armies, or economics, or culture- the world could be conquered with the birth of a single baby. A new messiah of human design. (more…)

Information Storage

November 10, 2008


Information Storage

We can all have a good chuckle about ‘computers‘ back during their conception. Mammoth machines filling an entire room just to accomplish a few simple computations. Today, processors, hard drives, all computer components seem to relentlessly get faster and smaller. So where will it end? Is there a size limit to information?

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No, it doesn’t (more…)

TV

November 5, 2008


I don’t watch it much, actively, but its often on in the background while im computerizing- which is frequently. The one format i will sit and actually watch is the prime time animated show. i can’t help it; Simpsons got me addicted when i was still young and impressionable. So here it is, absolutely defined, unchallengeable: a listing of the big animated shows from best to worst. (more…)

Exterminate Like A God

October 24, 2008

Well, i’m no scientologist (that’s a smart person word for scientist right), but i’ve been spouting off about how fantastic irradiation is for years. Irradiation: its the process they’ve used to keep that super bacon edible for months in your cupboard, and its very similar to how the meat in your can of ravioli stays safe. Basically, to preserve, you either cook the shit out of something or hit it with radiation, and then immediately throw it into a perfectly sealed container. If there is absolutely no bacteria in the packaged food, then there is no possibility of bacteria growing and making people sick.

I started thinking, I’ll bet there are further applications for a devise that reliably wipes out all living organisms within a certain space. (more…)

Food Supply

October 22, 2008


In the old days John raised cows, Joe grew wheat and Jennifer fished: individuals produced food and traded it.

Our supply of food has been whittled down to fewer and fewer sources. The grocery stores have amalgamated into 2-3 giant companies. Farms have been sewn together to form massive food machines. Even the struggling independent variety store owner is forced to get many of his supplies from costco and walmart. Naturally big (more…)

the sun was the only paper at the laudromat

September 17, 2008

There was an article today by Christie Blatchford where she said she didn’t really understand what that whole “carbon footprint” business is about and made a quip to show that she doesn’t really care about it either.

Not surprising from a baby boomer. I suppose if i were a member of the most environmentally destructive group of people that ever walked the earth i may want to hide my shame in ignorance as well.