05.11.07

Online Poker

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 10:17 am by Jay

I play poker online to keep my mind sharp. I don’t like the free games since they tend to not play similar to real money games. For a very small risk, in my case I spend less than $300 a year, I get 100’s of hours of online poker play.

For the alternative I could play in a local poker room but instead of playing for pennies a hand I have to play for $3 or more a hand. I can lose $100 in less than an hour playing a live game vs $10 in an online game. This just doesn’t make sense to me.

I play for the entertainment. In this day and age I am really offended  by the government telling me how I can spend my money.

04.27.07

China can eat Ben and Jerry’s

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 7:38 pm by Jay

Ha!,  just as I was saying. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070427/ap_on_re_as/china_climate_change 

According to the article:

“China accounted for 15 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases in 2000, second only to the United States’ 21 percent, but the fast-growing Chinese economy is expected to surpass the U.S. in emissions in the next couple of years.”

And don’t forget that sneakly Kyoto Protocol they tried to get us to sign a few years back.

“China is a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gases, but as a developing nation it is exempt from its mandatory cutbacks.”

What does this have to do with Ben and Jerry’s?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/11/AR2007041102109.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

I love George Will…

“Time magazine’s  Global Warming Survival Guide (April 9), No. 22 says a BMW is less responsible than a Big Mac for climate change….”

“This is because the world meat industry produces 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions….”

“Ben & Jerry’s ice cream might be even more sinister: A gallon of it requires electricity-guzzling refrigeration and four gallons of milk produced by cows that simultaneously produce eight gallons of manure and flatulence with eight gallons of methane. The cows do this while consuming lots of grain and hay, which are cultivated by using tractor fuel, chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides, and transported by fuel-consuming trains and trucks.”

The bottom line is that we can trash our Hummers and “Think Green!” all we want but if China, India, Brazil, S. Korea and Mexico are exempt from doing anything the net effect is negative and our savings is insignificant. That is the real world impact.

04.18.07

Ban Handguns or Macs?

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 12:02 pm by Jay

I think that the Korean student at Virginia Tech used a Macintosh to write his 8 page rant before his rampage. Maybe we should ban Macs?

04.17.07

Virginia Tech

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 5:06 pm by Jay

This is a terrible tragedy, I wish that it would not degrade into an argument over gun control. Timothy McVey did quite a bit of damage without a single round of ammunition. Ban all the handguns and you will not stop the senseless violence. I would rather dodge bullets than have to deal with someone hiding bombs in the school. You can’t ban Hydrogen Peroxide. Just like in Columbine there were many warning signs that this guy wasn’t quite right but no one did anything to stop him.

01.10.07

TV remotes and ADD

Posted in Cerebellum (Perception) at 12:33 am by Jay

zenith_spacecommand.jpgIt seems to me that we have breed this generation of children to have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). The attention span of an Internet user is measured in seconds, it is amazing that they can watch a youtube.com video that is more than a couple of minutes long. I blame the TV remote control.

With the addition of 150+ cable and satellite channels, teenagers of today can waste and entire hour just flipping through the channels a single time. This in combination with fast that and instant this and a few extremes and you are all set to have your mind change channels a thousand times a minute. OK gotta go, I need to set my TIVO.