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Negative Items Left to Delete under Mac OS X Leopard

Negative Items Left to Delete under Mac OS X Leopard

Until today I’ve felt that, at this point, Leopard has been patched enough to be relatively bug free. While transferring files across my home network today I changed my mind, because I found that the number of files left to delete that’s shown in progress dialogues can become negative. You can see what I mean […]

Shipping American Products to Europe

My friend Harek and I were recently discussing the obvious and not-so-obvious reasons why both Amazon’s Kindle and Amazon’s considerable repertoire of e-books are not available for sale outside of the U. S.. I noted that there are many legal hoops one must go through before selling a product in the countries of the European […]

A Lesson in Consequentialism for Jenny McCarthy

I generally take the strong consequentialist position that a person who causes A, which later causes B, must be held accountable for B, regardless of whether that person intended to cause B. In short, I broadly claim that factual casuality is moral responsibility. Therefore, if you stop your child from being vaccinated, I would assert […]

Why Shouldn’t I Put You in Jail?

This snippet of court proceedings is amazing: “Why shouldn’t I put you in jail for contempt today?” Booth asked. “I told you twice.” “I’m sorry,” Arnold said. “No, you’re not,” Booth said. “I told you twice. I even fined you for being in contempt. Why shouldn’t I throw you in jail today? You apparently don’t […]

G.K. Chesterton

After spending more than two years on the list of authors I want to explore, I’ve finally begun reading G. K. Chesterton’s “The Man Who Was Thursday.” There is a brilliant passage at the start that I plan to quote in the future, but for now I thought I should quote this wonderful aphorism of […]

No One Will Ever Want a Personal Computer

I don’t care how many movies are available to me. As my personal taste as a customer, I want to watch the new stuff so whether we have 10,000 movies or 200 movies doesn’t matter if I don’t want to see any of the movies that we have . . . our assortment is heavily […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Clever

Today I started reading the Ruby Snips website, which has a pretty good sample of interesting snippets of Ruby code on it. I was particularly intrigued by the following snippet from a post on Prime Numbers dating back to March 23rd, 2007: 1 2 3 4 5 class Fixnum def prime? (’1′ * self) !~ […]

Not Exactly a Comforting Thought

From an article on The Volokh Conspiracy describing the role and traits of swing voters in the U.S.: The voters who know the least are the ones who tend to determine electoral outcomes.1 Ilya Somin : The Volokh Conspiracy : The Political Ignorance of Swing Voters↩

Heavy Metal in the Islamic World

Here is an absolutely amazing article on heavy metal bands in the Islamic world.

So Much More

Should we be more humbled by how much we have yet to learn or how much we have already forgotten?