Time

I think about stuff like this all the time (no pun intended). I hate daylight savings time and I certainly am not a fan of the fact that the calendar needs to accomodate a day every 4 years and that February always has a different number of days. Our Calendar needs to be reworked and cleaned up. I’ve proposed to friends (who think I’m crazy) that we somehow create a more ‘metric’ calendar with the same number of days per month and holidays always on the same day, etc. I’ve proposed the elimiation of time zones and daylight savings time before.

But this debate about the leap seconds is interesting. Even I agree that we should make one ‘day’ in our time calcualtions equal the amount of time we revolve 360 degrees. I don’t know, I’m obviously ignorant about the whole thing but why is our government acting unilaterally again (like we’re ceaser changing the calendar adding August and July)? I mean, why can’t we as a nation start and foster a scientific debate globally and then use our infinate market power and polical might to make any changes they come up with? What does the State Department know about time?

Typical isn’t it?

Verizon finally begins to think

I’m really, really pissed at Verizon for locking up the WiFi airwaves here in PA with the help of our governer but I’m still quite proud that they finally, finally figured out that they should be running fiber to the home. I mean it’s a total non brainer. Finally they will now have virtually unlimited bandwith to the home and with that they will now be able to serve tv, internet and phone flawlessly with quality of service that will just annialate cable. Whenever they decide to implement it in Philly I will surely be an early adopter.. I can’t stand thinking that my cable modem is on a local loop. Though I have to say that the quality of the connection has been quite good.

Ahh.. Finally found it

I’m so sick of registering for websites. I know it’s the price I have to pay for free content, but it’s annoying. So I just found this cool website called BugMeNot that gives you logins for websites.. All you have to do is type in the site address and then presto, a log in appears.. Cool no?

Be careful..

seems the brits are getting crazy and shutting down websites.. Don’t they have something similar to the First Amendment? I wonder how soon our US government begins to follow suit. Wheather the websites were inciting terror or not is certainly not relevant. Can’t anyone see that civil liberties are being eroded? There’s an old saying we used to hear here in Philadelphia.. quite old infact.. “Live free or die!”

18 year tems for Supreme Court.. I agree

John Fund in the Wall Street Journal website Opinionjournal.com wrote an excellent piece (july 25, 2005 “18 Years Is Long Enough”) arguing that the Supreme Court should have 18 year term limits, staggerd so each term would end every 2 years. I couldn’t agree with him more. One interesting byproduct would be that each president would have a chance to nominate two justices in his term instead of the current system where some may get none and some may get more than 2.

Also it would cut back on the 80 year old justices. I’m sorry, they may be quite experienced, but are they truely fit to sit on the bench? Are they at all in touch with the world as it is? I’m not sure.

Read it and think about it… As for amending the constitution to allow it, well, only we the people can make that happen…

Verizon finally begins to think

I’m really, really pissed at Verizon for locking up the WiFi airwaves here in PA with the help of our governer but I’m still quite proud that they finally, finally figured out that they should be running fiber to the home. I mean it’s a total non brainer. Finally they will now have virtually unlimited bandwith to the home and with that they will now be able to serve tv, internet and phone flawlessly with quality of service that will just annialate cable. Whenever they decide to implement it in Philly I will surely be an early adopter.. I can’t stand thinking that my cable modem is on a local loop. Though I have to say that the quality of the connection has been quite good.

Ahh.. Finally found it

I’m so sick of registering for websites. I know it’s the price I have to pay for free content, but it’s annoying. So I just found this cool website called BugMeNot that gives you logins for websites.. All you have to do is type in the site address and then presto, a log in appears.. Cool no?

Busy weekend but..

I was reading in Time about Hiroshima, the 60th anniversary is coming up in a few days and I guess I just don’t get the whole WW2 thing since we basicly destroyed a city and 140,000 of its civilians with a bomb. Not army bases or units but a city and its civilians. Basicly it was an attack on Japan who started war with us by bombing a military base in Hawaii. I don’t want to sound insensitve, but how is it that an attack on 2 buildings and 3300 civilians is the most evil thing ever to have happened on planet Earth while it’s ok to destroy 100 buildings and 140,000 civilians? Am I missing something?

Oh.. I almost forgot to mention that with conventional bombs that same year we destroyed 66 Japanese cities and over 900,000 civilians as well!

Busy weekend but..

I was reading in Time about Hiroshima, the 60th anniversary is coming up in a few days and I guess I just don’t get the whole WW2 thing since we basicly destroyed a city and 140,000 of its civilians with a bomb. Not army bases or units but a city and its civilians. Basicly it was an attack on Japan who started war with us by bombing a military base in Hawaii. I don’t want to sound insensitve, but how is it that an attack on 2 buildings and 3300 civilians is the most evil thing ever to have happened on planet Earth while it’s ok to destroy 100 buildings and 140,000 civilians? Am I missing something?

Oh.. I almost forgot to mention that with conventional bombs that same year we destroyed 66 Japanese cities and over 900,000 civilians as well!