Saturday, April 2, 2011

Make the Difference!

How about that, I didn't even know I had a bank (yes, my initials are TMB)! And apparently, I need to make a difference!

Seriously, though, here is a great commercial about a soccer team where there is no soccer field.
"TMB Panyee FC short film"

And what's with banks making super-cool ads lately? Here's another one, from TC Bank.
"TC Bank- Dream Rangers"

I love this ad! I hope someday I still get out and ride at that age.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools!

What is the right way to write what today is? Is it April Fools' Day? April Fools Day? Or April Fool's Day? Surprisingly, a quick search didn't turn up any answers. Anyway, it doesn't matter. Google won. Seriously.

From Searchengineland:
"It’s Over: Google Has Already Won April Fools Day 2011" by Matt McGee

Check out some of the cool things Google did today. My favorite (by far) is Chromercise!

Everybody Chromercise!
WATCH the video!

GMail Motion (beta, of course!)

What's that? Looking for a job? Google is hiring!
Google Autocompleter

YouTube 100-year anniversary

Comic Sans for Everyone
Change your fonts in Google Chrome to Comic Sans font! Don't want to install the extension? Just do a Google search for "comic sans" and see what happens.

Google Translate for Animals
Understand what your pets are saying!

Chrome Lite

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Science is Settled? (Yes, more global warming)

I've talked about global warming before on this blog. As I've said before, I don't doubt that the climate is changing. But it has always changed. And who suddenly decided that the temperature in, say, 1970 was the perfect temperature, the temperature that we should strive to maintain forever?

Furthermore, I have not seen any proof, not even a credible theory, that explains how we humans are causing this global warming catastrophe. Think that is too harsh? Recall my "Global Warming?" post back on April 14, 2010. My main point in that post was that "warmists" have never demonstrated to me the accuracy of their models. Anyone can claim any damn thing--but do you back it up with proof? They don't even try. They just trot out the latest model, sound the alarms, and ask for drastic changes in our lifestyle (and more funding).

With that in mind, I would like to share an old climate warming study scorecard that I stumbled across the other day. Check it out, and think about it when you hear about the next global warming study trumpeted by the press.

"Greenhouse Warming Scorecard (Updated 4/2/2006)"

Simply amazing just how many of these studies were wrong. Amazing, but not surprising. That's what happens when you do science wrong, when you don't verify your base case. Any engineer doing a power system harmonics study knows that. Maybe someday the warmists will figure it out, too.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Where art thou, Frédéric Bastiat?

Ever wonder why our economy is in the state it's in? The very first paragraph in Walter Williams' recent article, "Economic Lunacy," says it all: "Economic lunacy abounds, and often the most learned, including Nobel Laureates, are its primary victims."

From The Patriot Post:
"Economic Lunacy" by Walter E. Williams

Williams is criticizing other economists who believe that the recent devastation in Japan after the tsunami (including the nuclear plant problems) has a silver lining, because it will spur economic activity. This is the same story we have heard after other natural disasters around the world. What are these guys smoking???

Frédéric Bastiat, where are you when we need you? Has everyone forgotten Parable of the Broken Window (in his essay That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen)? What about the Candlemakers' Petition? If some destruction is good, why don't we destroy our own cities more often?

Or, to make it more personal, maybe it would be a very good thing for you if your house burned down tomorrow. I mean, think of all the economic activity that would generate. Does that make any sense to you? Don't be bashful, it's okay to admit it if it does. Because you might have a Nobel Prize waiting for you.