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The Social Inequity of Keurig and Other Cartridge Systems

I’ve been try­ing to decide what it is that so annoys me about the Keurig and oth­er Car­tridge Sys­tems.  At first, one could eas­i­ly decry the Keurig for envi­ron­men­tal waste.  Given their mar­ket, how­ev­er, it was inevitable that they would … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Seats, Feet and Righteous Indignation — Judgemental Treatment of Others is Unjust

I haven’t been com­pelled to write some­thing in awhile, but this pic­ture and the accom­pa­ny­ing sto­ry at the star moti­vat­ed me. From the arti­cle, it seems it’s gone quite viral.  It seems top­i­cal in ref­er­ence to my last arti­cle “Life … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Life is not Fair

Humans have a strong sense of fair­ness. To be fair is to be in bal­ance with one’s fel­low humans. Like any met­ric involv­ing humans, how­ev­er, fair­ness suf­fers from hav­ing too much just as much as hav­ing too lit­tle.
To lit­tle real … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Captcha: blank + 15 = 21

I’ve start­ed using a Captcha for the com­ments.  Over and above the spam pro­tec­tion I’ve been using, I’ve been delet­ing more than 10 spam posts per day.  This is just a nui­sance, but it has become a nui­sance that is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I call HorseHockey!

In the pre­vi­ous arti­cle, I called out Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Min­is­ter for being Dick­ish.  To some, that would be inap­pro­pri­ate, but to a world where most peo­ple trust The Com­e­dy Net­work as their pri­ma­ry source of news, it is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Is Advertising Really Necessary?

Do we real­ly need adver­tis­ing?  Put more point­ed­ly, do we real­ly need the por­tion of our indus­try that con­nives to con­vince us to buy things?  The­se ques­tions came to mind while lis­ten­ing to the CBC radio news sto­ry today decry­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Review: Cisco né Linksys Managed Switch SRW2008

For some time, my home net­work has been suck­ing and with that suck­ing, has been real­ly hard to diag­nose.  I final­ly (this week­end) fig­ured out it was the Linksys né Cis­co 8 port giga­bit switch; the SRW2008 that I had … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Get Off My Desktop!

I have said sev­er­al times here that it is impor­tant to own your own tech and to be mind­ful of that own­er­ship.  I have also agreed here with oth­ers that the com­ing bat­tle is over con­trol of your devices: be … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Curious Habits of Spammers

I’m still rather amused with my spam­mers.  We are amused.  Heh.  Roy­al Wed­ding ref­er­ence.  Any­ways… accord­ing to my com­ments archive, 930 spam com­ments have been “post­ed.”  None of them have seen the light of day, but 930 attempts have occurred.
This … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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3D Movies: The Latest Ripoff at the Box Office

I saw “Green Hor­net” tonight at the the­ater.  I don’t have a lot to say.  If you like Seth Rogan, you’ll like­ly like the movie.  It’s not a bad movie, but nei­ther is it a good one.  It was enter­tain­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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