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I want my flying car and a use for this stupid electric clothes dryer

Monday, 25 June 2012 by Mike Gogulski
environment, technology | 1 Comment »

An engineering problem and a re-engineering problem, both environmental and economic. Engineering problem: A: Identify the most energy-efficient automobile in existence today. Assume an urban/suburban sprawl environment, typical commuter/consumer usage patterns and a vehicle capable of carrying at least two passengers plus ...

Our modern world

Friday, 25 June 2010 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 8 Comments »

I live on the 4th (or 5th, depending on how you count them in your country) floor of a 4-story (or "storey", depending on how you spell the word in your country) building in central Bratislava. There's no elevator (or ...

Nokia USB fireworks!

Monday, 13 July 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | Comments Off on Nokia USB fireworks!

Last week in Wrocław, Poland, I purchased a replacement charger for my Nokia 6120 Classic mobile phone, made by Global Technology. I had stepped on the wee little phone-side connector on the original charger some months ago, bending and breaking ...

Fake solidarity; false choice

Friday, 1 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, politics | 6 Comments »

If you sat down in a nice-looking, ostensibly respectable restaurant and opened the menu to find that only bullshit, horseshit and dogshit were on offer, which would you choose? Or would you choose not to eat there at all? [caption id="attachment_1779" align="aligncenter" ...

Optimistic, individualist transhumanism

Monday, 16 March 2009 by Mike Gogulski
philosophy | Comments Off on Optimistic, individualist transhumanism

[T]he optimistic thinking [...] holds that rapid technological advance will either be hastened by or result in massive increases to personal liberty with consequent or antecedent massive reductions in state (and all forms of collectivizing-coercive) power. Nobody can be made ...

The overlooked counter-economic component

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
activism, economics | 12 Comments »

From page 54 of the newly-minted ALLiance: a journal of theory and strategy, in Samuel Edward Konkin III's "The Last, Whole Introduction to Agorism", 1995: [caption id="attachment_1455" align="alignleft" width="443" caption="An image of a portion of a screenshot of the article in ...

Web 3.0

Friday, 12 December 2008 by Mike Gogulski
crime, surveillance | 7 Comments »

Imagine growing up in a world where maybe 5-10% of students in your class graduate with a felony criminal sex offender record that will haunt them for their entire lives for having exchanged naked photos or video of themselves with ...
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