Stanford descending into full-blown delusional brain-deadedness

Stanford now questions grad student applicants with this: The only thing more demented than the people who create and openly solicit/require questions like this to be answered by applicants are people who actually want to answer them. A person's race, gender, etc. is nobody's fucking business.  Race, gender, etc. do not exist to benefit some pie-in-the-sky diversity bullshit in order to make ...more

No wall. Very few deportations. What is wrong?

There are way too many illegals in the United States and the country has let it way too many immigrants.  Now all you see are foreign-born people everywhere.  Huge numbers of Mexicans, Chinese, and now middle-easterners as well. Donald Trump was elected to deport all illegals from the United States, to hold all employers who hire illegals responsible, to build the ...more

This is so cute!

I almost feel like crying also when I watch her reaction. Kids are so amazing! I think a lot of people feel this way about our amazing ...more

114 hours 🎶 ♪

I have a music playlist that is 1030 hours' worth of music. If it takes me 20 seconds to review a 3 minute track, that means I could review all the tracks in only 114 hours. Of course 20 seconds for 3 minutes is just an estimate. I actually can cut the time down considerably. Sometimes I just ...more

Divinity the reality vs. divinity the abstraction

Divinity the reality is tied to life. Even if a being walked up in front of you and you knew it was a divinity that doesn't mean it is still not an abstraction. Divinity the reality is in your memory, not your cognition. What you yearn for is not an abstraction, but a reality. The abstraction may appeal ...more

Python script to recursively change directory permissions

This is similar to using the Unix find command to recursively set directory permissions. Often you want to do this to make sure that permissions on all directories under a given path are set to a specific value. find /var/www/html -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \; Today I decided I wanted to do it in Python. I created the ...more

I feel sad for everyone who let their time be stolen

It has now been four days since the enforced time disruption/theft which I and the people of the State of Arizona do not accept. And it has been a really wonderful, magical time. All my clocks remained the same. I cannot tell you what a feeling of security, relief, and well-being it brings to not have disruption of your ...more

White people of Silicon Valley you have a responsibility

White people of Silicon Valley, you have a responsibility to society, to your people, to your ancestors, and to your progeny. Stop empowering people who are your enemies by giving them your money. You live in the midst of an evil culture which betrays your people. While you may feel proud of your career success in life and be ...more