Articles Posted in the " Life " Category

  • America, You Frighten, No Terrify, Me

    America, You Frighten, No Terrify, Me

    Are we just one bad experience away from descending into mob-rule and vigilante justice?  Is America so filled with anger that we no longer are able to see the distinction between justice and vengeance?  More importantly, have we lost sight...


  • Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Olympic Absurdity Runs Rampant with @London2012! Perhaps worse than @USOlympic!

    Can there be an event that is more social than the Olympics?  One would think that if any organization would encourage the concepts of sharing, of openness, of coming together to share an event through whatever means, it would be...


  • @USOlympic Committee Makes Olympic Sized Mistake

    @USOlympic Committee Makes Olympic Sized Mistake

    The USOC has finally gone too far.  And by finally, I mean they did a while ago, but now they have REALLY done it.  In a yarn I couldn’t spin myself even if I tried, they are going after grandmas, moms,...


  • Bet You Can’t Search

    Bet You Can’t Search

    Are you surprised by how many people don’t know how to search? Apparently Google is, and they are working to help fix that with an educational program. It’s geared for educators, but that doesn’t mean every day, Real People” can...


  • So what do you consider “private”?

    So what do you consider “private”?

    About 15 years ago I was part of an ongoing public discussion concerning privacy.  The discussion at the time was about street cameras placed by the police around the neighborhoods.  Was this somehow a violation of privacy?  Should they be...


  • Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times! !@centredailycom)

    Misleading Local Media — Shocked? (shame, Centre Daily Times!  !@centredailycom)

    Once again I am befuddled at the complete lack of ability of the local media. In this case, the Centre Daily Times in State College, PA.  In reporting crime for the past week they have two stories that just serve...


  • Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Teachers, Testing and Outcomes: Are student lost in this?

    Not trying to cause TOO much trouble here, but over at Dean Dad’s blog he was commenting (complaining?) on the many requirements for his time both professionally and personally.  One comment he makes is about his boy’s school testing “The...


  • Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    Liberals can’t understand conservatives, but Cons “get” liberals?

    An interesting thought comes out as a result of someone on another post writing “I’m so clueless as to why this is even an issue.” He was talking about the issue of Same Sex Marriage. Now, I could assume that...


  • Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Dictator, Caesar, or Emperor Palpatine?

    Another Venture into politics… This one is really REALLY heartfelt… Here’s what scares me about Obama.  On New Years Eve he signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which, among other things, allows the President to authorize the indefinite detention, in...


  • US Sues Apple, Publishers

    US Sues Apple, Publishers

    We talk about the lawsuit brought by the US in the most recent Real Tech for Real People, Episode 110.  While we share our thoughts on the pluses and minuses of the lawsuit, I thought it would be good to...