Bill's Blog Guide
Video/Podcast Deletion Policy
Idea for Suburban Public Transport: This is an idea I'd
been talking about for about 25 years, which is basically Uberpool
with computer drivers. Note that this entry was written before
Uber existed. I gave a lecture about this idea in 2009 to an
environment group, and a software engineer who was present told me
it was computationally impossible for a computer to route all the
vehicles the way Uber does now.
A Love Story, by Michael Moore: Movie Review: This movie,
about the mortgage meltdown, was so full of shit that Michael Moore
went and hid in a hole for 6 years before coming out with any more
by Ann Coulter: Book Review
God Assumption: A reason why humans many be evolutionarily
programmed to believe in a heavenly parent.
For Job Searchers: The last time I was unemployed was in
2005. I wanted 2 things: a job doing more interesting work
than I had done before, and a job outside of Silicon Valley. I
achieved both objectives in an acceptably short time, so I share
advice on how to search for a job for my friends.
Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, and The Blank Slate by Steven
Pinker: Book Review
of Survival, by Jane Jacobs: Book Report
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Book Report
Secret: Movie Review
Estate: Evils of the Owner-Occuppied Paradigm When the
mortgage meltdown happened, I was working on software that did
financial calculations with respect to mortgage bonds, and I did
work on software for sorting out the mess. So I had a
front-row seat on what happened. Also, for about 25 years
prior to that, I had been telling anyone who would listen that real
estate was not such a great investment. So here are my
thoughts on the subject.
Are We to Make of the Tea Party?
Genius in All of Us, by David Shenk: Book Review
Conscience of a Liberal, by Paul Krugman: Book Review
into Chaos: The US and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and
Mystery of Capital - Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails
Everywhere Else, by Hernando de Soto: Book Review
Up on the Bible
Worst Date I Ever Had
Key to Will Power
an Absence of Evidence
Price on Human Life
Fire - How Cooking Made us Human, by Richard Wrangham: Book Report
Conservatives' Deaf Ear on Global Warming
Tuition Costs and Standardized Tests
and Science Don't Mix
Genes by Barbara Oakley: Book Report
Pigliucci on Evolutionary Psychology
Question on 9/11 Written September 11, 2011
High School in Australia
Big Short, by Michael Lewis: Book Report - Note that the book
was very different from the movie.
Leaving Blogspot - Google did an evil thing when they took
Liberals, and Censorship
in the Core Curriculum - I gave a successful talk on this at
Thinking" - A Let Down - A book review of "A Short Course in
Intellectual Self-Defense", by Normand Baillargeon, which Massimo
Pigliucci uses to teach "Critical Thinking" at CUNY.
First Job - Shoveling snow off of driveways in Germany
Encounter with Discrimination
Political Demonstrations Obsolete?
/ Inequality Fact Sheet
Obama's America by Dinesh D'Souza: Movie Review
Job: Movie Review
and First Grade in Michigan
Pinker on Stereotypes
Revisited - A Modest Proposal
Matching: The End of Anonymous Paternity
Out the Homeowners
on the Wall Street Bailouts
Game Idea: Josef Stalin
Censorship of Holocaust Denial
of Error, by Diane Ravitch and The Smartest Kids in the World, by
Amanda Ripley - 2 book on education.
Golden Rule and Beyond
Prejudice is Fair
the Funding of Contraception and Abortion
Illegal Immigration Problem
Lives Doesn't Always Carry the Debate
The 2008 Financial Crisis, Bailouts, and Repayment
Letter to the Public About Being Compelled by the FBI to
Compromise the Security of the iPhone
Unacceptability of the Future
How Not to Donate Money
Free Speech and Criticism of Israel
Police, Race & Instinct
Foreign ETF's List
How to De-Empasize Identity Politics?
Should All Beliefs be the Basis of Protected Classes?
Can we Restore the Pre-Trump Boundaries of Discourse?
The Internet is not the Problem
New TV Show ‘American Sloth’
Sam Harris & Charles Murray vs Vox
2018 O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference NYC
What’s the Problem With The Regressive Left?
ContraPoints on Free Speech
The Use and Misuse of Facebook
The Lie That is Destroying the Social Fabric of America
The Identity Politics of the Far Left
When I Researched Islam
The Pessimism of 2019
Why I'm Sick to Death of Hearing About "Inequality"
Immigration to the United States
How to Start a Meetup Group
American Universities: A Failing Institution
What is Paul Krugman Smoking?
Racism in Flushing
How Has "Hate Speech" Affected "Hate Crimes"?
America's Reality Problem
Gillette's "The Best Men Can Be" Ad
How the Left is Crazy
How Much Fraud Occurred in the 2020 Election?
Collective Bargaining be Tolerated?