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How Not To Waste Your Vote: A Mathematical Analysis

Posted by admin on September - 10 - 2016   6,923 views

During this especially contested election, a lot of people are talking about people “wasting” or “throwing away” votes. However, many people who say this do not have a complete grasp of the full mathematical picture – or worse, they are only mentioning the part that supports their position. First let’s define what a “wasted” vote is. Mathematical Definition of Wasted Votes A wasted vote is a vote that provides no  [ Read More ]

Minimum Wage, Again

Posted by admin on May - 17 - 2014   19,218 views

Steve Casey Guest Post Once again we are hearing about a higher minimum wage.  But, basic economics shows that raising the minimum wage is nothing but a feel-good Band-Aid on a festering problem. The strength of any wage is its buying power.  In 1966, the minimum wage was $1.25 per hour.  But gas was only 24.9 cents a gallon.  One hour of minimum wage could buy five gallons of gas!  That $1.25 in 1966 had  [ Read More ]

Cut the Cord

Posted by admin on September - 8 - 2012   37,100 views

If you came here looking for Charlotte Martin or RVIVR lyrics, videos, or mp3s for their song Cut the Cord, then you’re wrong place at the right time. This is about getting rid of cable TV. Or satellite TV. Both cable and satellite television are too expensive. Maybe one more than the other, but for the channels that you really watch you pay an astronomical price per channel. Forget that you have  [ Read More ]


Posted by admin on September - 24 - 2011   19,476 views

or, as I like to call it, Password Hack-a-torial. Lots of our customers trust us with their passwords.  And they should. We’re a very trustworthy company.  We store all of that confidential information in an application that uses a state-of-the-art encryption algorithm. The application uses 128-bit keys for encryption, which means it would take millions of years for a criminal to decrypt the data using a “brute force” attack. But,  [ Read More ]

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby

Posted by admin on August - 13 - 2011   19,813 views

Two amazing things happened this week. Time Warner Wideband Internet This is massive bandwidth. 50 mbps download speeds, and 5 mbps upload. Why would one need such fast Internet and especially in their house? Because it’s freakin’ fast, man. I’m a big Internet consumer. My work centers around being connected. And in the process, everything in my house, that’s a computer, is connected. The TiVos are constantly talking across the  [ Read More ]

St. Alphonso’s Pancake Breakfast

Posted by admin on July - 30 - 2011   27,752 views

There are probably more than a dozen excuses for why there hasn’t been a blog post for months. Most notably at the top, is the travel. Every other week from Jan 17 to May 13. Braved tornadoes in Alabama during that period. You would think that would be something to write about. Suppose, the weather could be blamed for not being in the writing zone. You should actually just blame  [ Read More ]

Circle Game

Posted by admin on April - 10 - 2011   28,984 views

A couple of things that I had forgot about France, but then immediately remembered after the first walk around Toulouse: If you are old enough to not be pushed in a stroller, then you smoke. Everyone owns a dog. Everyone takes their dog with them every where they go.  Church, grocery, restaurant. You go, then dog goes too. One thing that you never forget about France. Food. Food is more amazing in  [ Read More ]

Sun King

Posted by admin on February - 19 - 2011   29,118 views
Melanoma Awareness Day

The 3rd Annual Heather Anderson Land Melanoma Awareness Day and Alumni Basketball Game will be held Saturday, February 26, 2010 at Valley View High School gymnasium. Heather Anderson Land lost her battle with Malignant Melanoma in October 2008, but her wish was to educate others about awareness, prevention and treatment of all types of skin cancer – especially melanoma. Please join us for a fun-filled, casual event including: Tip off  [ Read More ]

Dirty Laundry

Posted by admin on February - 12 - 2011   29,564 views

I spent the week in Detroit. Besides being bitterly cold, the hotel had some of the worst bandwidth a wired or wireless connection could provide. In the end, I used the HTC to stream Netflix without any hiccups. Thank you T-Mobile. Thank you Android. Of course just like every other hotel in the world, I was asked to help them Stay: Green by recycling my linens and towels. A reasonable  [ Read More ]

Taking It To The Streets

Posted by admin on February - 5 - 2011   29,097 views
Arc de Triomphe

Paris is one of my favorite cities  in the world. There are something like 11 million plus people in the metropolitan area and you can tell. The streets and subways are always jammed packed with people. In the span of 3 years, I think I was in Paris at least twice each year. If you understand subways and trains it’s really easy to get around and the people are beautiful  [ Read More ]

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