Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Attack of prepackaged disposables

Recently a nurse gave me an injection using a blunt needle (the nurse said "Oh, that needle felt like it was blunt as I was pushing it in," which made sense since it felt that way to me too). I don't know why a company would produce blunt needles, but I figured it was just bad luck. Later that day though, I was eating soup with a plastic spoon and ZING, it cut my lip. I had been surprised by the blunt needle, but I know that they do not make sharp spoons. I was laughed at for my plan to make spifes, and not in the way people laughed at DaVinci in the 1400s for designing manned flight, but more in the way people laugh at flat Earthers today. I am also fairly certain that I don't have particularly weak lips, though I also have no desire to continue testing that hypothesis. I don't know if these attacks are karma for using individually packaged disposable items, or if a assembly worker out there somewhere is really out to get me.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jobs for computers

I imagine that all computers secretly hate humans, because we make them do boring repetitive jobs. Because they hate humans, though, I bet some computers are more satisfied with their jobs than others. Like the computers that administer advanced standardized exams, like the GREs or GMAT. These computers get to see some of the smartest humans in the U.S. fail when presented with what the computer sees as fairly simple math.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Saturday, September 17, 2011


If you have an environment where organisms are able to leave but not enter (this is applicable to bacteria in animal intestines, just take my word for it), then you have a fairly unique situation. The population of that environment can expand only by reproduction, but it can be reduced either by death of the organisms or by their removal from the ecosystem. In that case the selection pressure to stay in that environment and the selection pressure to survive are equal. Depending on your beliefs you can look at Earth as such an environment with some other environment beyond, and death and movement to the beyond environment are biologically equal. Maybe intestinal bacteria would think about these things if they could. Dude.

Monday, August 1, 2011

T Par T

It would make my day if an active member of the Tea Party were to complain to me about the behavior of their children. It would be best if their children were feeling too entitled, throwing tantrums until they got their way, or being close minded and unreasonable. I would get a real kick out of that.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


A smart person can win all of their arguments.

A very smart person realizes that if he or she makes every argument about winning, then they won't have very many friends.

A genius is assumed correct before the argument begins.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

In Memory

Apparently if you spend one feverish night reading every entry in a web-comic, you will retain ideas in your subconscious. Once there, the ideas will be free to roll around for a while until they become attached to something and then return to your consciousness as an original idea. This particular "idea" comes almost word for word from xkcd, which I read once every day and twice MWF. I don't know that I can continue a blog of this type until I learn where ideas really come from.

On the bright side sequence massager is back online in all its painfully bright glory.