Archive for ‘observations’

February 25, 2017

“Make America Great Again” the Low Outputs Say.

It’s Hard to Make America More Great When Trump Supporters Don’t Do Shit

Brookings Institute finds Trump supporters are the lowest output workers, BY FAR, in the country.  And don’t ask about their IQ’s.

screenshot-www-google-com-2017-02-05-17-11-21This is funny, but sadly it’s not a joke.

The Brookings Institute found Trump Supporters are the GDP dregs.

“The less-than-500 counties that Hillary Clinton carried nationwide encompassed a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015.  By contrast, the more-than-2,600 counties that Donald Trump won generated just 36 percent of the country’s output—just a little more than one-third of the nation’s economic activity.”

I realized a few months before the election that Trump would win.  It hit me while I was arguing that Trump would never win, and my reasoning was that Americans could never be so stupid as to vote for this clown.  That was my “OH SHIT” moment, I knew we were fucked right then.

April 26, 2011

Traveling to Space

Having won the Rhode Island Lottery a few years back (which is when I stopped posting blogs and became a farmer in Colombia), I have decided that Earth is no longer for me. Therefore, I will launch myself into space on a privately owned luxury space craft, where I will orbit until the rest of you burn up or kill each other. I will occasionally come down to get some cheese dip and a few People Magazines and check my mail. Ok, ttyl.

December 5, 2008

Collective Intelligence

Movements like Top Coder and open source lead us to believe that the intelligence of a group is greater than the sum of its individuals.

I tend to believe this is true, but the problem is that it’s difficult to see the scenarios for which this is not true.

How about when a team comes to the wrong conclusion because the one person who was right was out-voted?
Or the many disciplines that require focus and discipline over a long period of time? Those kind of projects can be more likely to succeed with fewer people.

December 3, 2008

The Truth About Apple and Steve Jobs

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/02/the-simpsons-mocks-steve_n_147789.html

December 1, 2008

The Default Gift Ideas

Every year, someone gives me a gift who I didn’t get one for.  It’s inevitable.

So I am starting to keep my “default gift” – which is a gift I buy about 20 of and keep around in case someone gives me a gift and I need to reciprocate.

This year I am making t-shirts with some of those one-liners I came up with during the year but forgot about.