I'd be horrified right now if it wasn't so entertaining. More hackers, more leaks, and more revelations are flooding the news cycle about how all our nic nacs and gadgets are collecting information on us to be used later against our interests. While the nothing to hide/nothing to fear crowd is doing their best to poh poh the headlines with their philosophic poison, it's starting to dawn on people that the internet we've all come to know, hate, and completely depend on is built on ... Read the full article →
A New York Times spinoff magazine article came out a few days ago featuring an interview with Willow and Jaden Smith where they departed from the usual Hollywood banter-based self promotional fluff to touch on concepts like time being flexible, schools being a useless brainwash factory full of miserable kids, modern art failing to inspire people. Some other more esoteric subjects were brought up as well, but besides being a reminder of how rich people's kids get quite a different education ... Read the full article →
Being a surf-obsessed person makes it challenging to relate to an audience who most likely wouldn't put themselves in a possibly lethal situation in order to maintain a sense of purpose and well-being. We come up with all kinds of excuses for why doing what we do makes sense versus the guy who straps a rocket engine to his Trans-Am and goes flying off to the great hall of Darwin Awards. Ok that was an urban legend, but YouTube is filled with the exploits of ... Read the full article →
How Too Much Good Fortune Can Be A Bad Thing
The IKYA family just dodged another hurricane last week as Ana skirted the state, dumping some heavy rain and large surf but sparing us the damaging winds. That makes three this year that were heading right for us but decided to change paths at the last minute. The State of Hawaii has had a huge lucky streak when it comes to hurricanes, with only two notable exceptions. The most notable was Iniki, who basically set development ... Read the full article →
If you watched 2001: A Space Odyssey it's obvious why The Man had to take out Stanley Kubrick. He was a modern genius, one of the last great masters of Western Civilization, and without people like him around encouraging us to question our values it's much easier to kick off the Malthusian catastrophe that makes prepping insurance actually pay off. On the other hand he really liked hammers, monkey men, and space ships. Guys who like hammers are generally ok by me.
In the age of ... Read the full article →