Our friend Dime brought up an interesting point in his post on Iconography which has a parallel in terminology. Obama was very much a leader to his people (Alinskyites, Kenyans, Islamists, crackpots), whereas Trump is not regarded as a leader by those of us who nonetheless support him. The two … Continue reading →
When Obama was the leader, his supporters created icons to show the depth of their spiritual commitment. Here is one of the many Obama as Messiah and Light Bringer Icons. Now we have , shall we say, a different kind of leader and I have noticed a distinct style and theme for … Continue reading →
We just had a holiday here on Monday celebrating the equinox so it is Spring. How is it in your neck of the woods? If you upload a picture in “Add Media” it gives you a link that you can put in a comment. I will do that in Comment … Continue reading →
In 1868, on this day, after a bloody conflict, we ratified the 14th amendment. A fundamental statement of America, it defined equality of all individuals under the law. Today we fight a movement who uses division, favoritism and demonization to redistribute freedom and wealth from one group to another while … Continue reading →
Reading John Walker’s post made me think of my high school physics class. We were Manly Men then. We didn’t have no sissy electronic calculators. We used our Manly Men yellow plastic slide rules. The Manly Men are the ones without the pocket protectors.
The slide rule was an ingenious invention. Instead of looking up things in tables and then adding up the two numbers and getting the answer you used a sliding stick to do the same thing. You could easily multiply and divide this way.
(Mike, there is no cheerleader in the video. You better skip it. )
I wonder what happened to my old slide rule.
For those who want to try here is a simulator. Only Manly Men please. No whiners.
Today, I’ve posted the project on which I’ve been working (and hence hunkered down and largely invisible) for the last month: the 2017 edition of The Analytical Engine. In the 19th century, Charles Babbage imagined and invented a steam-powered mechanical apparatus which anticipated almost every aspect of modern computers. In 1997, … Continue reading →
When a Turkish government official threatens to send 15,000 ‘refugees’ a month to Europe as a punishment, is he not admitting that ‘refugees’ are weapons, not ‘potential good citizens’ of the host country? Does this not open wide the discussion that the countries bleeding ‘refugees’ may well be engaged in … Continue reading →