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March 13, 2018

Classically inept couriering

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 8:34 p.m.

Catastrophes in complex systems typically fall out of failure cascades: for want of a nail, a kingdom was (quite nearly!) lost. I delivered most of the gear Pizarro expected out of my courier run, but the number of close calls and skin-of-the-teeth saves doesn't sit well with me, I executed poorly on several fronts, and [...]

February 25, 2018

A Few Santa Clause Nightmares

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 11:42 p.m.

This past holiday season, I relented on my lifelong grinchdom. My tiny family had a rough autumn in the family-planning arena, and I elected to cheer up my girl by embracing the spirit of teh season, and it warnt all bad at that1. I held the line at indoor trees and other assorted messes that [...]

February 22, 2018

Why are the kids hell-bent on killing each other?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 7:36 a.m.

...being an interesting question, unlike "how do we reduce firearm-related fatalities?". The political issue of gun control, much like the political issue of abortion is one of those interesting fnords where what the Lippmans have gotten you thinking about has approximately zero to do with the events, and anyone who's so damned foolish as to [...]

January 25, 2018

The Scourge of Abortion in Equalitarian Cultures

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 2:01 a.m.

Elective abortion is an unholy scourge upon the land. Not because "it's murder!" or any other Jewish pearl-clutching, but because in the progressive lands of enlightenment (which is to say everywhere American sex-ed and general pantsuitism has caught on) the culling ends at birth, and is ordered exclusively by the womenfolk. This culling of the [...]

January 16, 2018

The thot plickens (or: I r a cryptocurrency scamzor!)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Benjamin Vulpes @ 8:57 a.m.

Continuing from the previous entry, I just got several copies of the same pasta delivered even to companies from which I have been divested for some time! Gracious, the competence on display...

Ben,
This is NOT worth it. You seem like a smart guy; spending your time stealing from innocent, hard working people is going to bite [...]

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