Author Archives: Jordan

Britain Ready To Bail On Afghanistan?

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been signaling over the past few weeks that the time might be drawing nigh for the UK to begin a slow withdrawal of its ISAF forces from the war in Afghanistan. Recently, he called for a conference on deciding an exit strategy from provinces to be held in 2010. Previous […]

WWW Recommends: Irrational Hatred

From the Dept. of WTF: From the author of the bestselling Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!, Katharine DeBrecht, comes Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country! – a hilarious and entertaining way for parents to sit down with their children and teach them the origins of the new Tea Party movement and […]

Is Apple An A-hole?

News came out over the weekend about a patent Apple filed in regards to technology that “displays advertising on almost anything that has a screen of some kind: computers, phones, televisions, media players, game devices and other consumer electronics.” (NYT) As the NYT states, the technology wouldn’t be an annoying pop up but “the technology […]

Sanity Saturday: Call of Duty Edition

Throughout the GeekWorld this week has been a near rapture over the sales performance of the latest tactical shoot’m up, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Most of it has been over the sales performance, leading many a gamer to hold their braced Carpal Tunnel-ridden arms in the air in victory saying how video games […]

Electronic Health Records Part II

Some notes from the writer, Andy Oram, of this O’Reilly Radar post when he attended the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium: According to the president of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Micky Tripathi, 80% of US medical practices consist of just one or two physicians, and small practices handle 90% of all outpatient visits. Given the difficulties […]

Hump Day Hijinks: Hipster Edition

Because it’s Wednesday afternoon and we don’t take ourselves seriously all the time. Maybe 93% of it. Where The Dirty Hipsters Are (Wild Things Spoof) Wes Anderson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring”

Cold War Leftovers

Yesterday was the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a symbolic event in the dissolution of the Cold War stasis that had divided Europe since the end of World War II. Many countries of Central and Eastern Europe have emerged from that past to adapt well to market economics and prosper. There have […]

Sanity Saturday: The Real King of Late Night

It’s Craig Ferguson. Really, that’s all I have to say. Oh, why? Well, there are many reasons.

Nidal Hasan, Specious Reporting, And Islam

The murders at Ft Hood yesterday were horrible. The subsequent coverage by major newspapers was deplorable. I did not hear about the killings until later in the evening. When I went around the the web checking the major news outlets, one thing stuck out for me. Most, in having found some information about the shooter, […]

Why H1N1 might be harder to fight than we thought

I enjoy maps visualizations. Always have. Sometimes though, they can bring up troubling questions, such as the H1N1 FluTracker from Rhiza Labs. When I first saw this, I only took a brief glance at the numbers and noted to myself “Wow, we only have 5000 less cases than the source of the virus, Mexico”. Then […]