Archive for August, 2007

I have returned

But will be heading out again in a couple of days. As you can see, my plan for posting during the trip did not work out, but I will try to get a few posts and photos up in the next couple of days. Overall, Crash Across America went extremely well and the Liberty Summer [...]

Blogging forecast

for the next two weeks: Light and scattered posts. I’m on the road for the next two weeks headed up to Liberty Summer Seminar and participating in Crash Across America. I will try to post something at every stop along the way, but not sure what kind of access I’ll have to the internets. If [...]

It’s still a restriction on speech. Congresscritter, Robert Aderholt (R-AL) cleverly turns violating free speech into a “tool for parents to better monitor and control what their children are watching on TV” and at the same time extends over-the-air television indecency regs and adds a la carte programming regs to cable TV. All in the [...]

The Moon is a…

Planet? (I know a good percentage of you thought that sentence would end with “Harsh Mistress.” Sorry to disappoint.) Here’s the offending sentence: “China plans to survey all of the moon’s surface before eventually bringing bits of the planet back to Earth, state media reported Friday.” [Emphasis added.] On the outer edge of our solar [...]

In what may be an escalation of tensions between the Danes and the Dutch, a giant LEGO man has washed up on the Netherlands’ shore with the message “no real than you are” emblazoned on its chest. Sounds kind of like a reverse “more human than human” (a la Bladerunner), but perhaps this is merely [...]

Things are never gonna change. If you’re going to be doing any driving next week (August 13th-18th), be aware that Alabama’s traffic nannies have announced their intentions to dig into your wallet with as much zeal as a zero-tolerance “Operation Take Back Our Highways” implies. Though such an enforcement blitz is likely to fill state [...]

Adventures in food, episode 1

Lately I’ve been getting a bit tired of the standard fare at “ethnic” restaurants which have altered their food to appeal to the average U.S. palate. Though I’ve certainly sought out more authentic ethnic restaurants (and eaten the local cuisine in many foreign lands) before, I have never done so in a systematic way, a [...]

A matter of degrees…

US, Zimbabwe. In case any of you thought this was an unfair comparison, Jacob Sullum lays out exactly what this legislation means for you.

As many of you may know, I have been obsessed with flying cars (or aeromobiles, as I like to call them) for some time now. See here and here. Moller International, developer of the SkyCar that I often use as an example of a viable aeromobile, announced recently that they have begun commercial production of [...]

Goblins and IP

One of the most interesting passages in the new HP is on page 517 regarding Goblins’ views on property. I may be reaching a bit, but the first thing I thought of was intellectual property law. According to the passage, Goblins consider the maker rather than the purchaser of an object to be its true [...]