Most of the time, Humans exist in a happy little bubble of self-created delusion. We lie to ourselves constantly. We rationalize everything we do, past and present. We engage in selective perception, seeing only the things that agree with us. Our selective retention retains the good stuff and disregards most of the rest. In the [...]
In America you have a right to be stupid—Secretary of State John Kerry. Now, if only that right weren’t exercised so much.
We here in the USA have forgotten how to have an intelligent argument. I don’t mean a marital spat, I refer to the process of deciding issues through informed argument, discussion, etc. Somehow, zealous advocacy has been replaced with over zealous absurdity.—Money manager Barry Ritholtz
There are two important reasons why this blog is different. First of all, I have been using computers longer than almost anybody – in fact, since 1956. I hope I have learned a thing or two in all those years. Second – and this is a crucial point – I don’t make my living from [...]
May the New Year bring you joy and prosperity!
Source: GraphJam First posted January 4, 2012
On September 16, 2005, the first post was made on this blog. Over 4000 more posts have followed. Many of the posts were about subjects of the day whose interest has faded. But looking back, I see certain themes that have persisted. Security is one—I have made 668 posts about security. The first one was [...]