This week’s poem of the week Nothing is Beyond You from Rich Mullins, Mitch McVicker, and Tom Boothe.
The rant of the week is Corrie Ten Boom’s complaint about false teachers.
This week’s essay of the week is part of a ridiculously long essay that the Chieftain of Seir has been working on. Technically, it is still in the draft stage. But he has been taking his sweet time finishing the thing, so we thought we would throw this out to put pressure on him to hurry up and finish the thing.
They were very fearful. Funny how they worry that fear will cause us to make bad decisions but they never seem to wonder if fear drove them to make some very bad decisions.
Intel has put an awesome pictorial tour of how modern computer processors are made—from sand to packaging. It is somewhat simplified so anyone non-technical can understand, but it is still a great education. I highly recommend you check it out.
Apparently there are at least some moths that can jam bat sonar. (And apparently there are scientists who still like torturing little bugs.) I wonder if people can effectively jam bat sonar, with practice?
Warning: Digital snake oil has not been shown to be more effective at preventing or treating disease than physical snake oil.
Secret program no big deal after all. Somehow, that is not a surprise.
An interesting angle on California’s IOUs. Note that just because states are barred from creating their own currency does not mean that no one else can. That distinction seems to be lost on some people.
Tribute is always easiest way of dealing with barbarians. Even Rome understood that.
Do you know how the word albatross (which is the name of a bird) became associated with a wearisome burden? If you don’t, you need to read this poem from beginning to end for your own education.
“Why can’t the regular U.S. military organizations do anything?” is this week’s rant of the week.