Monthly Archives: December 2015

Review of “Big Hero 6” (mild spoilers)

* * * * A Big Hero 6 is an animated film based on the Marvel comic of the same name. The hero of the story, Hiro, is drawn into a battle against the evil “Kabuki Masked Man” when, after … Continue reading

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Answers to Questions for Libertarians by Jon Stewart

What would be your best response to these questions and statements: Is government the antithesis of liberty? > No. Slavery is the opposite of liberty. One of the things that enhances freedoms are roads. Infrastructure enhances freedom. A social safety … Continue reading

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Review of “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”

*  D The Scorch Trials is the second installment in the Maze Runner series. In it, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), his love interest Theresa (Kaya Scodelario), best friend Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster from Game of Thrones), and the others who survived the … Continue reading

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Review of “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” (no spoilers)

* * * B If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend watching the new Star Wars film in the theater. The effects are great, and there are plenty of spectacular action sequences. Use of CGI outside of the space … Continue reading

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Review of “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation”

* * * B This installment of Mission Impossible reunites Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) with his crew: the excellent Simon “Scotty” Pegg as Q, Jeremy “Hawkeye” Renner as M, and Ving Rames as Moneypenny. After Alec Baldwin, head of MI5 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Programming Languages in 2015

I’m going to try to combine data from 5 different sources to come up with a unified top 10 list of programming languages for 2015: # OVERALL Tiobe RedMonk IEEE Stack Overflow GitHub 1 Java Java JS Java JS JS … Continue reading

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The Seven Principles of Good to Great

The book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins is technically a business book, but many of its findings apply to individuals as well. The seven principles discovered in almost all companies in Collins’s study that went from good to great, … Continue reading

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