Gary Labyrinthitis

Gary Labyrinthitis
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Birthday
January 01
Bio
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay ______________________________ Centrist and Atheist. My preferred method of offending people is by advocating that we work together and not succumb to ideological extremism. ______________________________ I've been through times with money and times with no money. And you know what? Money is better! ______________________________ "Life isn't just one damn thing after another...it's the same damn thing over and over and over again." -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Is Roger Ailes about to cross the line and use Fox News to promote illegal anti-government behavior?  The Fox News channel didn’t stop at merely reporting the news about Cliven Bundy, the rancher who refuses to pay his grazing fees.  They actually advocated that he continue to break t… Read full post »

A Telescope helped Galileo's eye

View planets up in darkened sky

 

Nightly observations were rewarded

With facts and figures duly recorded

 

An alarming finding then came to light

A brand new fact that caused him fright

 

Around the Sun the… Read full post »

APRIL 1, 2014 8:42PM

I hate this time of year

The nation has just come through the coldest snowiest winter on record.  You’d think that I would be happy that it’s over.  But I’m not.  I hate this time of year.  Early spring shows itself like the aftermath of a train wreck.  Melting snow reveals all of t/… Read full post »

A constant in society is that people and groups push each other around.  There is constant jostling to form society the way that various people want it to be.  Anyone who doesn't promote his own interests or push back when others invade his territory will get marginalized and have to accept… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 6:55AM

The Online Store called 'Crowdfunding'

I have a project that is perfect for crowdfunding – at least I once thought so.  I’m a lone inventor with a project in progress, based on a brilliant idea.  I’m not associated with a company or university, so that means that there is no clear source of funding.  I can… Read full post »

JANUARY 24, 2014 12:49PM

Success on the Job

I got a job the beginning of last October.  I didn’t expect to get it.  The project manager emailed me a brief message asking if I was available.  I said “yes” and I drove to their office to start work a few days later.  It was great news because we were… Read full post »

He sees me when I sleeping...  He knows when I’m awake? 

What's going on with him, does he work for the NSA?  Or is he is some kind of freaked-out stalker -- someone the psycho ward outfitted in a red suit like a quarterback at practice, in order to warn the other… Read full post »

It’s often uncertain how something got started -- the strange sequence of events that led up to an event.  Like water in a river that now flows miles from its humble start toward its mighty finish, events sometime lead to unintended consequences.  So it is with the Fox River&hell… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 1:38PM

New Job Jitters

“You can start at 8:00a on Monday September 30th.”  The email that arrived yesterday said little more than that.  There it is.  No job for a year and a half, and now the drought is over.  It happened in 3 days -- a brief email asking me if I am available,… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 5:06PM

Hungry Days in Duluth

I began to feel faint after walking about half way up the hill.  I squatted down and put my hands on the ground.  The faintness gradually passed but I was weak.  Upon standing I again felt lightheaded, so I stood there briefly before continuing on.   I hadn’t eaten any… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2013 11:07AM

A Limerick for the Centrist

 

 

Beware the Ideological Extremist.

 

Who rants and threatens and screamist.

 

It’s the Centrist we hail.

 

Who lets ALL prevail!

 

Because we all play on the same Teamist.

 

 

 

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Some people are disturbed and even shocked when there is a discussion about religion, and someone mentions that he or she is an atheist.  It catches people off guard.  After all, conventional wisdom has it that good people are religious and bad people are not.  Those who don’t fu… Read full post »

It's a curious thing, how professional sports is now loaded with drugs. Pro teams dangle millions of dollars in front of athletes that they  can collect only if they can stay on the team and perform well. So the players must decide if they wish to remain virtuously drug-free, leave their… Read full post »

JULY 17, 2013 11:38PM

Escaping Death, but not Life

I stood at the crosswalk, waiting for a car to turn left and go by, and then started walking across the street.  Halfway across, I suddenly became aware of a fast-moving car just a few feet from me – coming right at me!  There isn’t much time to think in a situation/… Read full post »

I could never figure out how the stock market is different than gambling.  Look at how it works:  Companies issue stocks out of thin air.  They used to be nothing more than pieces of paper.  Now they’re just digital bits on a computer.  People buy them.  But what d… Read full post »

Who will lead the way in the 21st century? Why the Centrist Atheist of course! Non-ideological, non-extremist... non-hysterical even! We need people who analyze points objectively, based on the facts, the current situation reason, what will work out the best for everyone and what's best for the fu… Read full post »

There might be more to this week’s discussion of gun control measures by Congress than public safety.  It is emerging as a perfect storm for shaping the 2014 Congressional elections.  If the Republicans prevent the creation of an effective gun control law, the public might v… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 8, 2013 11:32AM

You really thought Conservatives are good religious people?!

Pope Benedict, recently abdicated, was regarded as a conservative Pope. In the Catholic context that means that he favored Catholic tradition, promoting the beliefs of the religion in a strict sense.  He condoned traditional church services, spoken in Latin in some cases.  Despite decades o… Read full post »

The world has experienced many terrible things during the last 2,000 years. One war followed another throughout the centuries. Lately there has been an increase in the number of people who have been using assault-style rifles to kill innocent people. There has been a single constant during these tumu… Read full post »

How many people are going to buy the argument that we should allow nuts to buy assault-style rifles and then spend all kinds of money to protect everyone from them? Wouldn't it be much more sensible just to keep these guns out of the hands of the nuts and let everyone… Read full post »

The Great Lakes are huge bodies of water, cold and deep.  When a ship has gone miles out on the water, it becomes completely isolated, detached from everything except the water.  Sometimes a thin strip of land is scarcely visible on the horizon, other times there is simply nothing to see.&nRead full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2012 7:13PM

PLOP Down Economics

Conservatism doesn’t seem to be working as advertised by the ‘trickle down’ theory that Reagan expounded on so long ago.  We were supposed to have it all, get something for nothing – we won’t collect enough taxes to pay for the budget, especially from rich people an/… Read full post »

It started with that first computer programming class, when I was struck dumbfounded by the notion that I would be able to program a computer to talk.  I loved the idea of artificial intelligence.  To think that I could fashion a set of instructions in such a way that a machine/… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2012 11:53AM

I’ve decided to feel good

I’ve decided to feel good, to make my default attitude one that is pleasantly normal.  There are a number of reasons why my outlook on things spiraled downward.  My wife got cancer and RA.  It’s hard for me to get jobs, and when I do I can’t keep them very long. Read full post »

MAY 18, 2012 11:04AM

A week developing breakthrough AI

I spent most of this week continuing to develop a custom design for an artificial neural network (ANN) that performs visual object recognition (VOR).  All but one day at the library.  Pack the computer in the backpack, walk to the library, smuggle in a coffee, fire up the PC and go,/… Read full post »