Author: tomwsmf

Kids In Handcuffs

Kids In Handcuffs For a kid on the autism spectrum being hauled off from school in cuffs for autistic behaviors is not ever the right thing for school systems to do. I say this as a dad who has had…

Resist Now And Then

Resist Now And Then “Why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will…

With The Right Kind If Eyes…..

With The Right Kind If Eyes….. "There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning. . . . And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces…

Are You Slipping Towards Despotism?

Are You Slipping Towards Despotism?Simple ways to stop, hey, what's that sound….everybody look what's going on.  How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism: An Educational Film from 1946 Nobody likes a despot — even despots know…

Classic Book Radio

Classic Book RadioAn amazing use of the fm spectrum and internet streams…..all classic books all the time. Local low power FM on Columbus Mississippi and over the internet via an audio stream. Life is good. WMFH-LP | Classic Book Radio…

Proving Proofs

Proving Proofs Computer Science ∩ Mathematics (Type Theory) – Computerphile As computers are used more and more to confirm proofs, is it time to take computer science’s contrib This was posted on Google+

Welcome to the New Legislators

Welcome to the New Legislators Where There’s a Whip There’s a Way! Classic song from the Rankin-Bass Return of the King. All credit to them, none to me. This was posted on Google+

Action Now

Action NowCycles swing, so after a good long run of hackerdom running wild in the sunlight it seems darker times are at hand. Welcome to the 33rd gathering of the Chaos Communication Congress, a long running time and place to…

Freedom From and Freedom To

Freedom From and Freedom To With Obama’s signature, U.S. religious freedom law now protects atheists For the first time, U.S. law explicitly protects ‘non-theistic beliefs and the right not to profess or practice any religion.’ This was posted on Google+

Make It To Grok It

Make It To Grok It At some point you have to stop, dive deep and work on the atomics of a technology to fully grok it. Here then is a project to wrestle with an understanding of our brave new…

Fear Of A Dark Planet

Fear Of A Dark Planet Ms. Robot | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS The Russians aren’t the only ones watching you. Lyrics: Now if you’re black, watch your back cuz y This was posted on Google+

New Tuners Tricks For Old Dog Chips

New Tuners Tricks For Old Dog Chips "The GUI program is a simple wxpython client, it currently exposes the following settings: LNA, Mixer, VGA gain stages, LPF/HPF filter cutoff,LPNF cutoff,Filter bandwidth" New Linux RTL-SDR Driver with Fully Exposed Controls –…

Easy One Button Daily OTR Brodcasts App

Easy One Button Daily OTR Brodcasts App Push one button and listen to some of the great old time radio broadcasts that were heard on this very day in history. No fuss, no menus, just it back and listen. New…

Superman and the KKK

Superman and the KKKWith a resurgence of the white supremacist in the USA it is a good thing to remember that at one time some folks opposed them rather than appointing them to positions of power in the government. When…

Lasers and Feelings

Lasers and Feelings Here is a one page story driven space RPG. Easy to learn with the ability to vector all sorts of ideas. Free to get and go.  Lasers & Feelings Lasers & Feelings is a quick-play roleplaying…

A Time For Refusal

A Time For Refusal As a parent you learn that it is not easy to pass down good values. Not being a bully, treating others with respect, being open to other ideas not your own, to value learning and curiosity………

New History Of Rome Podcast Episodes

New History Of Rome Podcast Episodes As part of his most recent fundraiser Mike Duncan has created several new episodes of the History Of Rome Podcast. Grab them while you can. Collected THoR Appendix I-V THoR Collected Appendices I-V I…

Open To Corrections

Open To Corrections One of the aspects about science that many people refuse, or are unable, to comprehend is that being proven wrong on some points is not a bad thing. Clinging on to ideas proven wrong, fighting off any…

Humble RPGs

Humble RPGs If you are the parent of RPG playing kids or a player yourself this Humble Bundle is a sure shot. Lots of great titles covering a few game systems….something for everyone. Humble RPG Book Bundle: Fiction Faves Score…

Via Not A Duck

Via Not A Duck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGdoclq2XMQ Why Do a Donkey and an Elephant Represent Democrats and Republicans? →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/TodayIFoundOut?sub_confirmation= This was posted on Google+

Real Spy Story

Real Spy StoryIt has been a day filled with tales of Russian spy craft and election mangling played out by a cast of loons. So to cap the day a tale told by real Goons. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=wS6kUf4oIsE The Goon Show:…

The Smoot

The Smoot Measurements, meaning and meandering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-scs_yF59YE The bridge which is measured in smoots 1 smoot = 67 inches = 1.7018 metres Read more about Oliver Smoot: https://alum.mit.edu/news/AlumniNe This was posted on Google+

The Josephus Problem

The Josephus ProblemA nice example of facing a big problem, breaking it down and finding the rules to solve for it. The Josephus Problem – Numberphile The Josephus Problem, featuring Daniel Erman from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winning at Dots a…

3 Rules For Rulers

3 Rules For Rulers Howto Rule. 3 Rules for Rulers How to make allies and crush your enemies. Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey Brought t This was posted on Google+

Fair Dice

Fair Dice Fair Dice – Numberphile Probability expert Professor Persi Diaconis (Stanford University) talking about dice. Part 2: https: This was posted on Google+

Hoaxing To Better Math Students

Hoaxing To Better Math Students A supposed bit of lost Tesla lore that turns out to be a maths teacher's attempt to spread a good idea.  The real story behind the Tesla Map to Multiplication chart The fascinating Map…

FedHats

FedHats The Government Is Going To Have A Way Easier Time Hacking Your Computer After December 1 Sen. Ron Wyden will go to the Senate floor Thursday to try and force a debate on a court rule that allows for…

Killing Cultures

Killing Cultures The End Of The Arctic SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/arcticasap VIDEO – ‘What If All The Ice Melted?’ https://youtu.be/b This was posted on Google+

Pros who Quid the Quo

Pros who Quid the QuoMoney makes policy part IHaveLostCount A Climate of Cash in Votes on Global Warming – BillMoyers.com For years now, the scientific consensus has been that climate change is occurring and is caused mainly by the actions…

How Print Was Done

How Print Was Done Vintage Documentary Captures The Last Day Of Hot Metal Typesetting At The New York Times A farewell to the gorgeous linotype work that went on at one of the most popular newspapers in the United States.…

Super Gracchi Bros – Plebian World

Super Gracchi Bros – Plebian World The Brothers Gracchi – V: The Final Fall – Extra History The Senate stole credit for all Gaius’s proposals, and stole his popular support. Once he failed to This was posted on Google+

Buddy System

Buddy System "The next addition to Pokémon GO will be Buddy Pokémon. You will be able to pick your favorite Pokémon from your collection to become your buddy, opening up unique in-game rewards and experiences. Buddy Pokémon will appear alongside…

Philosophy Referee Hand Signals

Philosophy Referee Hand Signals The next time you’re presiding over an intense philosophical debate, feel free to use these hand signals to referee things. Devised by philosophy prof Landon Schurtz, these hand signals were jokingly meant to be used at…