Bill Gates: Bitcoin Probably Won’t Achieve Dominance

Recently, Bill Gates told Medium that Bitcoin alone wouldn’t solve all of the challenges inherent in international payments. He has been cautiously optimistic regarding digital currencies but said that Bitcoin has some geopolitical issues that could hold it back. Despite stating the obvious in an environment that includes the New York City BitLicense and Russia’s … [Read more…]

Making The Perfect Casserole

You would think that making a really good casserole would be easy. Just throw a lot of good stuff in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for half an hour, right? I thought so, too, until I was at a friend’s house and tasted a casserole that was just flat out inedible. … [Read more…]

How To Fix The Problems Of Closed-Loop Economics

I must say, I enjoy watching people argue about economics. Apparently, you don’t even need to be someone who majored in economics in college and found a faculty position at a state university to discuss it. You just need to have gotten an A in your high school English class, know how to keep your … [Read more…]

What Goes Into Your Hamburger?

Have you talked to those people who are obsessed about what goes into their food? In some cases, I’m surprised that they haven’t taken up hunting because at least there’s no argument about what that wild deer has eaten for most of its life. However, they do sometimes have a valid point. There’s some weird … [Read more…]

Give Me An Economic Lever And…

OK, I get it. The current economic model is a nuisance for a lot of people. You wake up about five minutes before your alarm goes off, get dressed, decide whether you want a bowl of oatmeal or just take the lazy way out and get a greasy egg and cheese biscuit at the fast … [Read more…]

Don’t Vote For Ted Cruz Next Time.

So Senator Ted Cruz has been appointed chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. Big deal, right? He’s a climate denier, but that can be worked around as far as NASA is concerned. The worse part is that he isn’t a friend of the sciences either. Keep in mind that this is … [Read more…]

Cryptocurrencies Can Win In The Long Run

So Bitcoin took a serious nosedive in 2014. At under $300, it looks bad for the people who got into Bitcoin in 2013 when you could sell one for $1000. Obviously not a very good ROI, but what if I told you that things are not entirely hopeless yet? People are talking about the silver … [Read more…]

Influenster Frosty VoxBox

Influenster was good about sending me another box full of free samples. This time they called it the Frosty VoxBox and it included some items that were actually useful. My immediate impressions are: My cat loves rubbing up against the EcoTools brush which doubled as a fur brush until he got his own. Must be … [Read more…]

Moving To Florida

Since the last time I’ve posted anything on this blog, I’ve moved to Florida from Illinois. If you want to talk about climate change, here it is. I moved from the frigid Illinois winter to a climate that feels like early summer would have. Even the native Floridians tell me it’s record high temperatures for … [Read more…]

Would You Leave Your Fortune To A Corporation?

According to the Twitterverse, Google CEO Larry Page recently said that he wouldn’t mind leaving his fortune to Elon Musk’s SpaceX so he can actually build that Mars colony he’s been talking about. You might be scratching your head and going, “Why the **** doesn’t he just leave it to charity?” Larry Page might sound like a rich … [Read more…]