Worried about the NSA?

I think it’s time to point out that the ‘revelations’ by Snowden about the NSA don’t amount to much more than a ‘snow job’ on the public. What do you do if you can’t break decent encryption, can’t really remote into most machines, and most importantly, have no means of intelligently analyzing the masses of… Continue reading Worried about the NSA?

The Problems with Modern Cosmology

The problems with modern cosmology are multivariate. Worse, each problem appears to create further problems, which implies that the problems themselves are at least potentially infinite. I’ll go through a few of the inherent issues that make modern cosmology self-contradictory. Spatiality as unbounded. Positing spatiality as bounded results in a number of issues that resulted… Continue reading The Problems with Modern Cosmology

A Short Deconstruction of Right Wing Economics

The following looks at the major facets of right wing economics and the reasons they are fallacies and can never work:   Big government is wasteful.   Any large, hierarchical organization will be prone to areas of wastefulness, this is as true of any large corporation as it is of government, in many cases more… Continue reading A Short Deconstruction of Right Wing Economics

The Best (and Worst) Java Tools, Frameworks, Libraries etc.

Probably the most unique thing about Java is the wealth of tools, frameworks and libraries available, the majority at low or no cost. The subsequent difficulty for new Java developers is what to learn, what to use, and what to avoid. Although this type of list can degenerate into a religious argument hopefully the reasons… Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Java Tools, Frameworks, Libraries etc.

Where Intuitive Understanding Requires the Addition of Thinking Well

Intuitive understanding often has a significant advantage over logical, subjective thinking. This is simply because intuitive understanding involves the whole self, with all its complexity, and is therefore far more capable of understanding similarly complex systems. Attempting to understand a system as complex, for instance, as a country’s economy, with the aid of logic and… Continue reading Where Intuitive Understanding Requires the Addition of Thinking Well

The Ecstatic and the Origin of Ontology in the Erotic

Ecstatic temporality, as Heidegger describes it, is the way in which Dasein opens a World, and as such is itself ontological as a being. Ecstasy itself originated in the phrase “ekhistanai”, which meant “to place, to make stand out”, or to determine. In Ancient Greek it had come to mean being apart from one’s Self.… Continue reading The Ecstatic and the Origin of Ontology in the Erotic