Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Brought to you by Apple

Just now, I turned on the TV, which is connected to a Mac mini, then I fired up iTunes, and used the Remote app on my iPod touch to queue some music. My 3 year old and 6 year old both grabbed an iPad and started playing a networked game. I checked news.google.ca to read about the iPhone 4S, and instead learned that Steve Jobs is dead.



The king is dead.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Heart Wikipedia

It's funny how Wikipedia snuck up on me. It's the first place I turn to when I need to know something. It's like Google, the internet, air and gravity.

Support Wikipedia

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's that sound? Boomers, what's-a-happening?

Colby Cosh has written a hilarious article kicking the boomers when they're down, and just getting ready to retire.

It's along the lines of Stephen Colbert's impression of Baby Boomers: "Waaaa, I'm a Baby Boomer! I wanna pony!"

The defining characteristic of Baby Boomers is typically presented as the simple fact that there are so many of them. But think about that a minute. Regardless of how many post-war children were born, the following generations should be even bigger.

But they're not.

Which means that the truly defining characteristic of Baby Boomers is that they had so few offspring.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Jack Layton is at least three steps ahead of us all!

So, shortly after the November 2008 Economic Update, Jack Layton organized an impromptu coalition opposition with the Bloc and Liberals. Except that it turns out he had actually organized it "long before", possibly even before losing the election, or at least shortly after. We know this because a Conservative MP was invited to the conference call and recorded Jack explaining the whole thing.

Now, just this week, Jack Layton's NDP started running radio attack ads against the Liberals. Clearly, it takes more than a few days to put together a website, never mind write and produce radio ads.

The only conclusion I can reach is that, even before losing the election last fall, Jack Layton began crafting this negative ad campaign against the Liberals. He knew that Dion and Duceppe would join the coalition, then Harper would prorogue parliament, then Dion would get replaced by Ignatieff, then Ignatieff would decide to support the Conservatives! The guy obviously has some kind of crystal ball!

And you thought he was an idiot!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Let the Big 3 Automakers Go Broke

First off, let me say that I have shares in both GM and Ford, so I will be personally affected if the Big 3 automakers go broke.

I still say "let them go broke."

What would it mean to Ontario and Canada if that happened? Would all the jobs and auto manufacturing disappear? Of course not! Anyone who says otherwise is either foolish or purposely misleading.

Scenarios After they Go Broke
1. Restructure.
They declare bankruptcy, rip up their union contracts, close un-productive plants, then continue to make only the most profitable and successful lines of cars.

2. Sell off Assets.
GM, for example, could call itself Chevrolet, and make just Chevrolet models, and sell off Buick, Hummer, etc. to other parties. Ford and Chrysler could do similar things. Maybe Shelby would put together some investors and buy Dodge. Whatever happens, we would have maybe a Medium-Sized 10 instead of Big 3.

3. Many other possibilities.
Look, people in the U.S. and Canada will continue to want/need cars and trucks, and wherever there's a need, the free market will step up and provide.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Those crazy CTV kids!

So, a few weeks after totally humiliating Stephane Dion, those crazy kids at CTV decided to have fun with another Liberal.

Here's a transcript (from memory) of a bit of an interview with Paul Martin, about his new book, Hell or High Water:

Reporter: In your book, your comments on the sponsorship scandal were: "Jean Chretien left me a time bomb" and "a big mess in my lap".

Paul Martin: Those are your words, not mine.

Reporter: No, it's from your book.

Paul Martin: Oh, in that case, I'm glad you read my book.

Good for you, CTV, for not sugar-coating some of the idiotic things Liberals say.