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The Singularity



It is becoming rapidly apparent to me that the Singularity is upon me. From my wife’s new car to my business to dinosaurs are coming back, it is clear that technology is quickly overwhelming everything. And that is probably not a good thing…

The Bush funeral reminds us that it is actually possible to find the good in every person. Even the ones the ones you may not like.

On this day in 1933 the State of Utah, which is known for its beer and strip clubs (seriously) became the State that put the 18th Amendment to bed once and for all.

And it’s Cami’s Birthday week. So I am off to begin the required observations.


Gravity Always Wins


There are certain immutable laws in the universe. The first of those is “Gravity Always Wins.”

When you try to break that law, you find yourself looking at a bottle of Vicodin and asking the same old questions. If this stuff is so hard to get, why are there supposedly so many people addicted to it, to the point of requiring a national “Government Must Do Something” movement to end the scourge of opioid addiction?

Car buying is a thing that everybody has to do sooner or later. For us, it was a few hours after I fell, and in a Vicodin induced haze, I let my wife make all the decisions.

The ARA San Juan was found, almost a year to the day that she vanished. While there is a certain satisfaction that she has been located, there is a great deal of anger from the families that Argentina will not try to raise her. Frankly, I don’t think that it could be done anyway. It’s just frustration at what the families see as a lack of competence on behalf of the Argentinean Government and Navy. But there are now even more questions. For a year we have had completely uninformed speculation. Now we have physical evidence, and to go with it we can begin the rampant run of even more uninformed speculation. The truth is that we are very unlikely to ever know with 100% certainty what happened. and even if we did find out, it would be a game a hot potato blame game. The family is already furious that the ARA is suggesting that there may have been crew error. What if there was? What if there wasn’t? why are we so obsessed with this (and so many other things) being “somebody’s fault?”


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