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Recognize that Glenn Beck et al are doing the same thing. The Gentleman with Sacha Cohen who apparently wants hangs gays is also guilty of "going along with the guest". "That is what we are trying to do here!" isn't quite as forceful. 

I made a mistake the other day, because I thought I saw brilliance in a mother's behavior. I pointed out the brilliance. She didn't take it well. I stepped too far. I backed off. The gentleman in the video is backing away from Sacha. One of the smoothing factors we do everywhere is agree with people. We are especially good at in in the states. 

"Near Miss" is an exquisite example of the conflation of language. Carlin was correct in pointing out the mistaken language. He was also WRONG! "Near Miss" is also perfect english for what it means. I suspect that Carlin knew this though. In pointing to the opposite, he was also pointing back at reality. Language is dangerous. No matter what you say, someone can tell you that you said it wrong. No matter what you say, you also said it right.  I spent a month with a chinese family. One day the mom comes screaming into the television room. She was screaming in cantonese. I jumped up and went and cleaned up my room. 

She turned to her kids and said "How in the hell is it that he was able to understand me without knowing a word of Cantonese?" 

I understood the intonations from a "mother". Didn't need to know a single word. 

I love the show so far. We might disagree politically but only a little bit.  
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Dear Mr. Shermer an Mr. Swiss,

Thanks for demonstrating such an important point. Look in the mirror and realize that this is exactly the thing you are claiming the deniers are doing. That you call them "Deniers" IS it's own damnation. 

This is the disconnect. It is where advertising and marketing become more important than getting at the truth. 

The truth is pretty clear in the data. The data is missing. 

What is a wet bulb temperature and why is it important to the climate change debate. WHY isn't there a Wet Bulb Temperature in the data set? 

Science is never settled folks. If you say it is settled it is not science. 

I have watched the skeptics get leery of being interviewed because they did to you exactly what you just did to the "deniers" 
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That these products make it to market is a testament to two things.

1. Yes Men get hired better than NO men. 
2. It is easy to overlook the flaws when you are deep in design. 
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I watched a guy I respect by $50k speakers and then wax on about the nuances he could hear in the music. I have  4k monitor. I love it. I can have so many more things on the screen. I can see so much more of a spreadsheet. I have to be careful when I share screens though. My 4k monitor image does not show up on a 1080p monitor well. 

I was in the process of finding a decent set of blue tooth headphones for my kid and myself. The important pieces of the puzzle there are "not get tangled with the computer", "isolate sounds coming in from other people and accidentally going back to them through the microphone", "Be able to hear the people on skype over background noise". 
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Binomial Infinities -- I swear that it is possible to take an on/off switch and get to infinity. It doesn't as many of them as you would think. 

Except that they would number infinity.
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A friend of mine suggested that XBoxes and Play Stations were a waste of time and money. 

I replied, "My wife agrees with you, she also thinks a mocha breve from the local coffee stand is a waste".

"DON'T be trashing my coffee!!" was her reply. 
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Google Hangout Odd Behavior: Google Voice routes through google hangouts these days. You finish a call, google hangouts hangs around. Suddenly your camera turns on. If you look in Windows under you browser there is "Google Hangout", camera on ready to start a video conference. It takes it 5 to 10 minutes to turn on. 
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I do not smoke. I avoid smokers. I love that e-cigs are here now because I can have a conversation with a smoker of e-cigs and I don't stink to high heaven afterwards. 

The tactics of the smoking lobby were entirely wrong. 

BUT

The tactics of the anti-smoking lobby were also ENTIRELY WRONG.

I am on the anti-smoking side of the equation and I have to explain that the anti smoking zealots are full of S(#T. It is possible to be right in every individual assertion and wrong with your conclusion because you failed to illuminate one little part. 

Now, a person I respect. Two of them actually are engaging in the same exact assinine behavior because they know better than me. 
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Youtube is trying to scare me away. 30 second commercial for netflix before every episode of .... 
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https://medium.com/matter/your-cough-might-kill-this-baby-368c8c6d0a26

An article that points at the white elephant in the room. "Most of the children coming in with whooping cough had been vaccinated!" 

THE VILLAINS were not the anti vaxxers. I will still avoid the anti-vaxxers, but there is great discomfort in the numbers coming out for both measles and pertussis. That discomfort is people blaming the antivaccine movement, when they should have been looking in the mirror. 

I have difficulty remembering to get my hair cut. Remembering to get a whooping cough booster every 10 years? 

Short of squads entering every office building and offering boosters to everyone, I don't know how to make the vaccination booster effort better. Most people do not want to pass on a disease like this. Most people would also rather spend $4 getting a latte than spending 30 minutes getting a vaccination at a Walgreens. That 30 minutes can easily become an hour or even 2. 
Thought measles was bad? Meeting whooping cough: highly contagious, especially fatal to infants, and making a comeback.
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Jaunting into the realm of counterpoint reality. Hidden in the irrational are glimpses of the real. 

"I get drunk on jealousy" 

The antithesis is not what your want. 
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$130,000 paper shredder was not an under the counter paper shredder. There are many levels of paper shredding. There was a time I had to shred everything I used at work. The shreds were tiny. Shredded both ways. I would not doubt that the shredder was $15k back then.  There is a project out there that attempts to crowd source the unshredding of documents with quarter inch shreds. They do a remarkable job. Those quarter inch shreds were thought to be secure once upon a time. Then they took over the American Embassy in Iran and they managed to piece together a lot of documents in all their spare time. Maybe, maybe you could take the output of the shredder I was required to use, scan them and put them back together. I doubt it. The pieces didn't have whole pixels left on them. I believe that the contents of the shredder were then combusted at an external facility. 

Getting into debates about Macintoshes is always a bad idea. I couldn't get myself to buy a $6k mac pro, but if you were in the business and making money doing what mac pros did best, the $6k was a drop in the bucket. The Hackintosh is awesome, but if you aren't quite willing to take the steps, it doesn't take many hours to add up to $6k. 

There has been a $5 all you can text option on phones for a very long time. $0.20 is not overkill. $0.20 can be downright cheap for someone who sends less that $5/0.2 texts per month. I still fall somewhere close to the category, but I now am unlimited anyway. 

There are always 2 sides the value equation. The $1000 HDMI cable is the real winner of this list. Digital makes the transmission of the information less sensitive to the quality of the cable. 
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