Archives for December 10, 2011

How to Be Wrong — Part 2 of 4

Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 — Part 4Okay, I know I promised Part 2 would be a look at the nature of an apology. But I’m thinking first I should make a point about WHY you apologize. Why you even admit to making a mistake at all. So:_________________________Modern-day Conservatives piss me off. For soooo many reasons.But one of the main reasons is that they’re so goddam SURE they’re right about everything. Given the history of conservatism, you’d think they’d have a few second thought … [Read more...]

Short Stack #7

If a mouse quits his job, does he have to give two squeaks notice?---------------------Jeez. Already this morning I had to upgrade the power converters on the warp flux conduits, and install anti-neutrino baffles on the anti-matter plasma feed.Being a star ship engineer is hard. … [Read more...]