Archive for ◊ October, 2012 ◊

A Great Tennis Shot
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 | Author:

Watch Dimitrov’s behind the back drop shot…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulLLAEfg4zg[/youtube]

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Rationale in Favor of Limited Government
Monday, October 29th, 2012 | Author:

… some economic history that Barack Obama won’t tell you about. The record shows that low taxes, regulatory relief, and lower spending all coincide with strong economies, while their opposites coincide with weak economies. This is no surprise, of course, but it’s amazing how many people don’t recognize these realities.

via The American Spectator :  The Economic Record in Favor of Limited Government.

A View on Obama
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 | Author:

a nice compendium…

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Freedom To Succeed
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 | Author:

An interesting ad by a private citizen that grew up in socialist country.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg[/youtube]

 

 

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A Successful Businessman Talks about the Economy
Saturday, October 27th, 2012 | Author:

One of the founders of Home Depot talks about the economic outlook under Obama…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TKCwSVH7Bw[/youtube]

Is Windows 8 As Bad as Office 2010
Friday, October 26th, 2012 | Author:

If you knew Office 2003, you probably discovered that Office 2010 made user interface changes that offered “negative benefits” (how do you like that euphemism?).  Well according to user interface guru, Jakob Nielsen:

Windows 8 was more suitable for tablet computers with their smaller displays, but it was not helpful for workers who needed to have lots of applications visible at once.

“I just think when it comes to the traditional customer base, the office computer user, they’re essentially being thrown under the bus,” Mr. Nielsen said.

Windows, Staple of Most PCs, Gets a Major Makeover – NYTimes.com.

The Composite American
Friday, October 26th, 2012 | Author:

In the book “Sexual Suicide,” George Gilder speculated that affirmative action “would find its reductio ad absurdum in a President who is an exact ethnic and sexual composite of the American demography–some kind of multiracial hermaphrodite from Kansas City.”

via Decency and Division – WSJ.com.

Who are They Representing in Congress?
Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | Author:

You have to wonder about the constituents that these congressmen supposedly represent…  I know that I want my congressman representing the interests of all the citizens in my state and/or district.

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Watching the F-35 in Action
Thursday, October 25th, 2012 | Author:

Watch a brief video of the new F-35 taking off and landing on the USS Wasp aircraft carrier… pretty snazzy.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki86x1WKPmE[/youtube]

Hat tip to Joe K.

 

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Some of Murphy’s Laws
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 | Author:

Law of Mechanical Repair – After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.

Law of Gravity – Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability – The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of Random Numbers – If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.

Law of Close Encounters – The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.

Law of the Theater & Arena – At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

Law of Lockers – If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy – As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Law of Doctor’s Office Visit – If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better… But don’t make an appointment, and you’ll stay sick.

Hat tip to Slick