Friday, January 18, 2013

Drive-by blogging

It's been a busy week and I've blessed with too many links to write about them all at length.

Jezebel has taught us that feminists don't always believe that women should have control over their own bodies, as sometimes they will want to do things that they don't like.

I don't know if I should be proud of embarrassed that when I saw the title "How Much Are Mario Coins Really Worth?" for this video I immediately thought to apply the 100 coins extra life rule to the figure federal agencies use as a value estimate for an individual life, which is exactly what this video does about two minutes in.

The next time a Democratic Party apologist tells me that the donkeys are the party of science, reason and well-thought out policies I will think of this post from Matt Welch about the president's use of shallow, ill-informed emotional arguments to push gun control.

Nate, or N8r as he likes to be called, has been pushing the idea that advanced 3-D printers will eventually make gun control obsolete. I think he's right, but I see that as a negative overall while he sees it as a positive. I want to make it marginally harder for convicted felons and people with mental illnesses to acquire guns. While many will find ways around it and get guns anyways, not all of them do.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I would call it good or bad. You can't stop technological progress, so I prefer to embrace what I cannot, and should not, change.

    There is also a huge benefit to this eventually happening. The materials tech. needed to actually make a gun in a 3D printer is going to result in some profound changes for other products.

    Positive or negative, it's coming.