Monthly Archives: March 2017

Why “Why the Singularity is Bullshit” is Bullshit

Dave Cullen released a video on his YouTube channel, Computing Forever, entitled “Why the Singularity is Bullshit“. He makes a lot of claims in it that are themselves, well, bullshit. Here’s my summary. First Dave doesn’t understand what the technological … Continue reading

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Is Raising the Minimum Wage a Good Idea?

Two recent articles on the effects of raising the minimum wage in America document conflicting outcomes in the face of increasing employment costs. On the positive side, the CNBC article Minimum wage hikes actually boosted my sales: CEO quotes Bill … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Night Mary”

 * * * B Night Mary, a graphic novel by Rick Remender and Kieron Dwyer, is a comic book about a young girl who is helping her father, who is a psychiatrist, treat disturbed patients because she has the ability … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Blade Itself” (Vol. 1)

* * C Fantasy author Joe Abercrombie’s first foray into graphic novels, “The Blade Itself”, based on his “First Law” series of novels, is a bit of a disappointment. Some of the characters are interesting, particularly Logen Ninefingers, a magic … Continue reading

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Book Review: “CVO: Covert Vampiric Operations”

* * C CVO is the story of a secret branch of the CIA who are vampires and do the dirty work of the US government. It is reminiscent of BPRD (Hellboy) but not nearly as good. The CVO team … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Shadowman: Birth Rites”

* * * B I picked up the first volume (issues 1-4) of Shadowman. Written by Justin Jordan with artwork by Patrick Zircher, this book introduces Jack Boniface, a man who, upon throwing away a protective amulet given to him … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The False Prince”

* * C The False Prince is a young adult fantasy novel by Jennifer A. Nielsen. The book is the story of an orphan, Sage, told in the first person, who, with three other orphans, is taken by a nobleman … Continue reading

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