Well I love life

Sometimes you merely have to look at what ideas each side in a battle supports. I’m not going to tell you what to decide, only what’s at stake. It is explicitly a battle of those on the side of life vs. those on the side of death.

As someone who loves life, this credo of the Islamist totalitarians scares me to the core: http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-omits-hasans-chilling-we-love-death-more-you-love-life

The Israel Test

Prager University has put together a video that points out the root cause of why Israel is hated by many of its neighbors. The moral point here is to illustrate Ayn Rand’s observation of destructive envy and hatred, hatred of the good for being the good.

It’s also a good distillation of the history of the State of Israel before it was founded. The common belief is that Israel was hastily founded as a refuge for Holocaust survivors, which is not the case. The nation was built up by 19th-Century “Zionists”, who performed title searches and peaceably bought the land when the area was under the control of the British Empire. The settlers then cultivated the land, and made it possible for all peoples to flourish and prosper, long before the 1948 founding of Israel.

I Share In The Nerdrage

The sad thing about the current batch of Lenovo Thinkpads is the trackpad & trackpad button cluster is now a single dickpad (intended), and the keyboard layout is broken by design.

I realize that some tradeoffs need to be made to keep manufacture cost and weight down, but not this way. The subtle mechanical cues have been removed, which makes for an across-the-board reduction in touch typing ability.

The Comic Sans Pledge

I made this pledge a long time ago, but it bears repeating.

I, David The Machine, understand that my choice of font has the power to subconsciously & incorrectly set the tone for a piece of printed material, and as a result promise to seriously consider whether Comic Sans is an appropriate font choice before using it in any printed work in the future.

David The Machine

Via http://comicsanscriminal.com/