Why Congress is losing approval with the people:

Posted by admin on May 25, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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Why Congress is losing approval with the people: http://www.youtube.com/embed/svGDZOW-brA?rel=0

Growing an Economy without spewing out CO2

Posted by admin on May 24, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics, Technology |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=14021 Posted: May 23, 2013, 12:51 pm – Last updated: May 23, 2013, 12:51 pm View 775 Thursday, May 23, 2013 Talk continues on carbon taxes, and there are political claims that Oklahoma deserved destruction since it produces oil and contributes to global warming and global warming causes extreme weather. Some of the rhetoric is […]

Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.

Posted by admin on May 2, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/archives2/archives2view/view476.html#Tarquin The lesson for today is from Aristotle and Livy: Tarquin the Proud, telling his son how to establish a tyranny. Tarquin was king in Rome. His son pretended to defect, and went to a neighboring city where he became a general. He sent a messenger to his father to ask what he should do […]

History Lesson

Posted by admin on April 29, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog, Politics |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=13546 …  Of course the notion of the Melting Pot making Americans of those from all nations – one from many – was discarded by the American Left in favor of Diversity. … …  and in American academia e pluribus unum was replaced by hymns to Diversity. … … Of course American academia no longer studies history, and thus […]

A Coyote Tale…

Posted by admin on April 18, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=13411&utm_source=feedly … The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural. He […]

Optimization, suboptimization…

Posted by admin on April 13, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog |
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2013/02/07 04:36 jerrypournelle @ Chaos Manor – Jerry Pournelle http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/?p=11898 …if you couldn’t measure something you couldn’t do much about it. This led to the temptation to study what you could quantify and measure. Often that was a good way to go, but sometimes it led to exactly the opposite result of what you wanted […]

“All European Life Died In Auschwitz”

Posted by admin on April 12, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/ Reaffirming the Net of a Thousand Questionable “Facts”… Dr. P, I know you generally can trust your readers to share facts instead of innuendo, but whoever forwarded the “All European Life Died In Auschwitz” article should have done at least a cursory search to verify the claims accompanying the article. A quick Google search […]

The Causes of Correlation (Pournelle March 2013)

Posted by admin on April 12, 2013 in from Jerry Pournelle's blog |
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http://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/ Our small discussion of correlation and causation yesterday impelled Mike Flynn, who thinks a lot about this sort of thing – he’s a quality control expert, which means he is very much concerned with advanced studies in statistical inference – to write a short essay. It may tell you more about causation and correlation […]

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