Entries by Rayne

Monday Mess: Moar Dronz, Gen Killz, (Horse)Meatz, and Clownz

Happy Monday. Insert a picture of that cat here–you know which one. I resemblez it. •  Good gravy, people. When National Geographic Magazine covers drones, it’s way past time for a national dialog about their use domestically. Crop dusting, my backside; there’s nothing except for the subhead in this article to genuinely suggest the designers, manufacturers, […]

Enjoy A Valentine’s Day Sampler

It’s difficult lately for me to sit down and spend time on a blogpost. I manage a handful of minutes here and there to do reading or research. An email may take hours to draft. But there’s too much juicy stuff floating around deserving more attention. I’m going to gather content as I see it […]

Yet Another Edition of “You Were Warned”

Dear unnamed power company/ies: Thank you for providing me an opportunity to post one of my favorite videos. AGAIN. You were warned about the possibility of security threats to your systems. Repeatedly–the video above is just one such warning. What’s it take to get through to you–a clue-by-four alongside the head? A massive, lengthy power […]

Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt: the Real Cyber Attack on the Truth [UPDATE]

[UPDATE – see end of article.] One weaselly senator–with long-identified agendas and a pathetically thin understanding of technology–takes to the microphone. Suddenly, by virtue of wrapping his senatorial lips around a few scary words on topics about which he knows little, we citizens are supposed to quake in fear and plead for salvation. Screw that noise. […]

Future Forecast: Shocking?! Not

In advance of the new year, I’ve been looking at futurism and forecasting over the last several days. Actually, I’ve been looking at futurism for a decade; at one point in time I seriously considered a degree program in Future Studies. There were only two schools in the U.S. that offered such a program, and […]

Future Forecast: Roundup of Scattered Probabilities

While thinking about forecasting the future, I collected a few short-term predictions for the year ahead worth kicking around a bit. After gazing deeply into my crystal ball, I added a few predictions of my own. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center at NOAA forecasts below-average precipitation in the Pacific Northwest along with higher […]

Future Forecast: Ignoring Half the Picture Yields Surprisingly Poor Results

It’s that time of year when we not only take a look backward, but a look forward to the future. Unfortunately in doing so, we rely heavily on so-called experts, whose vision suffers from two fundamental limitations: They’re overwhelmingly male; their viewpoints are published more frequently than those of women; They depend frequently on male-dominated […]

While You Were Munching

You’ve given thanks for today’s grub, and now you’re dopey from the soporific effects of holiday gluttony. You’ve scraped the plates into the garbage disposal and kvetched about fitting all the leftovers in the fridge, or moaned about loosening your belt. Shopped, cooked, eaten, stowed. Check, check, check, check. Now add another item to your […]

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