Neil deGrasse Tyson Attacks 'Startup Culture,' Demonstrates Lack Of Understanding About Innovation|
What a fascinating takedown of this phony scientist, I hadn't seen any of the articles linked, though I've always despised the man because he's virulently anti-science in the sense he acts as though theories about facts are facts (for example, global warming). I don't necessarily even fault him for his made-up quotes, it can be excused by a faulty memory, on the other hand acting like scientific theories are facts and saying one must believe in them to be considered "pro-science" turns "science" into a religion, when the opposite is the case. Skepticism and the need for absolute proof before belief is a requirement if one is to draw conclusions about what is fact. Scientific theories on the other hand are people's guesses as to the nature of facts, to confuse the two and act as though scientific theories are facts is not to advocate science but it's opposite. - Chris
A Cop's "Worst Nightmare": Accountability|
|What is the “worst nightmare” one can imagine in an encounter between a police officer and a member of the productive class? One answer is offered by the experience of Eric Garner, who died after being choked and swarmed without cause by a thugscrum of NYPD officers. That nightmare continues for his wife, his six children, his grandchildren, and others who were deprived of his company because of an unprovoked act of c... (more) |
Changing the Climate Change Narrative|
|It's a bit of a film cliche that the bad guys, while possessing armies of flunkies, have no loyalty to their employees and happily sell them out, or even murder them without a second thought. Many a Bond villain has left me wondering, "why would anyone agree to work for this guy?"|
Of course, it's fiction and thus subject to exaggeration, but we see the same kind of thing going on in real life all the time. Government is all too happy to use a certain subset of the population to ac... (more)
CUPID Drone To 'Shock The World' With 80,000 Volt Stun Gun|
|A Texas film has revealed an app controlled security drone that can zap intruders with an 80,000 volt taser dart. But Human operators still have to sanction any attack – for now.|
Web firm, Chaotic Moon studios, has created a drone that uses a taser instead of missiles, in what could be a policeman’s new best friend in the battle against crime.
It’s called CUPID, but unlike its name, it could turn out as quite a deadly piece of kit. The name stands for Chaotic Unmann... (more)
Female Takes Testosterone, Starts Objectifying Women, Thinking Pornographically, & Becomes Interested In Science|
|Griffin Hansbury was born female, but trying to transition into a male took large injections of testosterone, and the results confirm every stereotype ever.|
Hansbury says he started to objectify women on the subway, attractive and not so attractive women, even if he just found their ankles appealing.
Also, rather than run through some romantic narrative in his mind when viewing women, his mind was instead "flooded with pornographic images."
If tha... (more)
The Problem Isn't "Patent Trolls." The Problem Is Patents.|
| “As Apple prepares to defend itself against a multi-billion dollar patent infringement claim in Europe,” reports Apple Insider, “the company has aligned with rival Google in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow stiffer penalties for patent trolls who bring frivolous lawsuits.”|
Well, it’s about time. But the pr... (more)