Sunday, August 04, 2013

Saving Wildlife by Killing It

I don't know if it is possible to beat the idiocy of modern society.  I am sure stupid things were done in the past and I have read about many, but the modern state seems to have magnified stupidity.

Armed government agents raid animal shelter to euthanize baby deer

I can understand some of the reasons we don't want people keeping wildlife, especially carnivores as personal pets, but isn't this a bit ridiculous?  Why was the equivalent of a SWAT team needed to kill off a fawn at an animal shelter?

When will we grow up and realize that giving government too much power to protect also enables even more power to abuse.  I see no good that came out of this situation.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Intolerant People

I read in many different places on the Internet and it never seems to fail that the most intolerant people are the ones who claim to have the most tolerance for differences.  They may accept this that or the other, but they will jump on you in a second if you dare disagree with them. 

This shows me that they are just as intolerant as any they oppose, perhaps even more so, since deviating from their self-proclaimed tolerant line is sufficient justification in their own minds for them to call you any sort of name and supposedly completely ignore you.

Most of those who supposedly hold intolerant views mostly just want to be left alone.  Why are the intolerant compelled to shove into their lives?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

They Know Where You Are

I was listening to a podcast that was advocating using location information from phones to pre-fill in forms and such on smart phones.  This is a great idea as a way to simplify the lives of potential users since they do not need to enter information that is already known.  I personally find cell phone interfaces tough to work with because I have big fingers and a tougher time seeing small text.

This is scary however in that the phone and hence those who track it know exactly where I am at all times.  Many applications already prompt to know location information on my Android phone and it is generally not possible to adjust that and still use the app.

So we may get flexibility and a lot less privacy....

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Start Doing Something

One problem some of us with so many ideas have is deciding on what to focus on.  Having too many things that could take our attention often means that we end up doing nothing since we can't make a choice of which one to pursue.

This advice is for me as much as anyone who reads this:  Do something!  You can't steer a ship that isn't moving.  Watch getting committed for the long term, but don't be afraid to jump in with something to get done now even if it may end up not being the ideal thing to do!