Archives: Technology

Introducing The Interactive Pistol Training System

March 28, 2017 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Introducing The Interactive Pistol Training System | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Marketing, Sports, Technology.

The Intelligent New Standard For Safe, Effective Firearms Training March 28, 2017 – Northridge, CA Created to be the last word in rugged, electronic pistol training aids, the Interactive Pistol Training System, or iPTS is a multi-sensor platform built by Teksilon LLC that integrates the iPTS 1700 Training pistol, iPTS Target and iPTS App into • Read More »

“For The Children” is the new last refuge of the scoundrel

October 1, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on “For The Children” is the new last refuge of the scoundrel | Filed in: Kevin, Law, Politics, Privacy, Technology.

“Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson “Attorney General Eric Holder ripped technology companies Tuesday that he said are ‘thwarting’ the federal government’s ability to stop child abuse” – Time Magazine Mr. Holder, please stop. My privacy is, well, MY privacy, not yours. If that means it’s a little bit harder • Read More »

It’s a good day when Michael Barone agrees with me.

September 12, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, Guns, History, Kevin, Money, politcs, Politics, Technology.

This has been a bugaboo of mine for quite a while now: We are entering into an era of increased personal empowerment unseen since the invention of the printing press. I don’t HAVE to watch the evening news to know what’s going on, I have my podcasts and RSS feeds. I don’t HAVE to limit • Read More »

Creating Christian Media For Men

September 7, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Creating Christian Media For Men | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Religion, Technology.

Or CCMM, for short. I’ve been rolling around ideas inside of my brain about getting men back into the church, and getting worship services back to being like worship and not like a concert.  1. Break the Fourth Wall. And the Third Wall. And the Second Wall, too.I realized what modern church worship really is • Read More »

Wired for failure

December 4, 2013 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Wired for failure | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Technology, techology.

Wired.com rips the Obamacare website a new one.  “In a story published yesterday, CNBC quotes an anonymous insurance industry source as saying that little more than 125,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance through Healthcare.gov through the end of November. By comparison, when Amazon filed for its IPO in 1997, it said that through the end of the • Read More »

Tomorrow’s news, today.

December 2, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Tomorrow’s news, today. | Filed in: Business, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Law, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Technology, techology.

Reality be damned, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathryn Sebelius has pronounced the Obamacare website “mostly not dead.”  Except, of course, it isn’t.  Weeks of frantic technical work appear to have made the government’s health care website easier for consumers to use. But that does not mean everyone who signs up for insurance can enroll • Read More »

Good riddance to bad science

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Good riddance to bad science | Filed in: Environment, Food, HEALTH, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science, Technology, techology.

I was never on the “Genetically Modified Organisms are teh worst!!1!” bandwagon because I have more than a passing knowledge on how this sort of thing actually works. Good to see sanity catching up with fear-mongering.  An arresting but widely criticized study that stoked fears about genetically modified foods (GMOs) was retracted Thursday. The move • Read More »

Power Play

August 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Power Play | Filed in: alternative fuels, Humor, Kevin, Science, Technology, techology.

Hippie (To me): “Nuclear energy is bad, man, solar is the way to go!”  Me, to hippie: “Umn, you know the Sun is just one big nuclear explosion, right? So by wanting solar power, you’re actually supporting nuclear power.” Hippie: “…”

The place where time was invented.

August 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The place where time was invented. | Filed in: beer, History, Humor, International, Kevin, Science, space, Technology.

Archeologists in Scotland have found a lunar calendar that predates Stonehenge by thousands of years.  A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time. Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. • Read More »

Why not treat Detroit like the failed Third World dictatorship it really is?

July 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why not treat Detroit like the failed Third World dictatorship it really is? | Filed in: Business, Crime, Culture, Democrats, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Technology.

Let’s do the rundown, shall we?  Single-party rule? Check.  Endemic corruption? Check.  Civil unrest and breakdown of public safety? Check.  Massive debt? Check, check and triple check. Failed attempts to revitalize the economy with massive government infrastructure? Check.  So rather than spend more money on yet another massive project to “jumpstart” the Motor City, why • Read More »

Improve your game, don’t work the refs.

December 17, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Improve your game, don’t work the refs. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Politics, Technology.

” I once heard the conservative political philosopher Hadley Arkes, in a speech, refer to media bias as akin to the “law of gravity.” There was much wisdom in that comparison: To say that the law of gravity is the cause of plane crashes is not especially helpful, and if airlines got in the habit of relying • Read More »

Four Unrelated, Related Items

December 6, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Four Unrelated, Related Items | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Business, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Technology.

Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt on Monday once again warned that his company could drop weaker-performing cable networks as pay TV giants continue to pay more in channel carriage deals. 
 Disney and NetFlix announce a blockbuster deal to stream Disney content on Netflix.  Korean rapper PSY is a millionaire based on YouTube ad revenue alone, • Read More »

A Consumerist Manifesto

November 25, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Consumerist Manifesto | Filed in: Cars, Economics, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Science, Technology.

The GOP needs to get cool, and in a hurry. Part of it is style: Sending stiff old fuddy-duddies to do battle against the biggest celebrity on the planet is part of the problem, but the other part is substance. Today’s consumer has now idea how the free market can benefit them. The “Free Obamaphone” • Read More »

Wedge issue. Maul. Some assembly required.

November 20, 2012 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Wedge issue. Maul. Some assembly required. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Law, Movies, MSM and New Media, Music, Politics, Technology, Television.

Are the Republicans smart enough to figure out that opposing perpetual copyrights is a big, big win for them?  I hope so.  I agree with a whole bunch of other people that the liberty and freedom that conservatism offers is better and cooler than the statism of the left. It ain’t conservatives that are telling you • Read More »

Spam is not halal.

November 16, 2012 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: computers, Humor, International, Kevin, Medicine, Military, MSM and New Media, Technology, War On Terror.

Whoops.  Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousuf Ahmedi was forwarding an email from another Taliban spokesperson last Saturday, but much like your grandmother, he seemed to have confused the BCC (blind carbon copy which keeps emails addresses private) and the CC functions, and published the entire mailing list to everyone on it. According to ABC News, about • Read More »

Unassisted

September 26, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Unassisted | Filed in: Business, computers, Economics, politcs, Technology.

DC could learn something from Bay Area techies. Like “Stay the hell away!” I don’t have a single Apple product in my household but I still admire their record of success over the last four decades.  They went from a start-up in a garage to the highest valued company ever.  All this without government involvement/interference/meddling.  • Read More »

It’s raining soup out there

December 19, 2011 | By admindude | Comments Off on It’s raining soup out there | Filed in: Kevin, space, Technology, transportation.

All we need to eat is a bucket and the will to go outside. Jerry Pornelle’s “A Step Farther Out” shaped a lot of my worldview growing up. Not only did he nail what a world with DARPANET/Internet would look like, but he elquonetly and definitely laid out the case that the future of the • Read More »

Screen pass

January 8, 2010 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Kevin, Law, Technology, War On Terror.

An interesting (but utterly logical) wrinkle in the push to use full-body scanners for airport security: They’re illegal to use on children in the U.K. Privacy campaigners claim the images created by the machines are so graphic they amount to “virtual strip-searching” and have called for safeguards to protect the privacy of passengers involved. Ministers • Read More »

Copenhagen talks cooling?

December 11, 2009 | By exurbanjon | Comments Off on Copenhagen talks cooling? | Filed in: Environment, global warming, Humor, Jon, Politics, Technology.

There are signs that the power grab by the transnational elite will fail. Let’s keep our fingers crossed: The chief negotiator for more than 130 developing countries stormed out of the climate talks at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen Thursday night. Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the negotiator for the so-called Group of 77 developing countries, told • Read More »

Every scribble tells a story, don’t it?

December 9, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Every scribble tells a story, don’t it? | Filed in: Kevin, MSM and New Media, Technology.

Jeff Jarvis asks if journalists are, in fact, storytellers. It’s accepted wisdom in the news tribe that journalism is storytelling. They have become synonymous. Journalists are storytellers. I hear that over and over again, especially in discussions of journalism education, and when I do I see everyone’s head nod. First off, if you’re telling a • Read More »

And believe me, if there’s one thing Harvard knows how to do, it’s tracking how money is wasted

December 1, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on And believe me, if there’s one thing Harvard knows how to do, it’s tracking how money is wasted | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Medicine, Technology.

With a title like that, you’d think this post would be about Larry Summers, but it’s not. Harvard University has tracked the cost-saving benefits of computerized health-care records, and the results are bad news for Obamacare’s plans to save money via computerized health care. The recently released study evaluated data on 4,000 hospitals in the • Read More »

Out of state revenue

November 19, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Out of state revenue | Filed in: Cars, Kevin, Law, Technology.

The long arm of the law knows no boundaries in Chicago: A Chicago traffic camera could cost you hundreds of dollars. It did for Peorian Casandra Davis, who wrote ‘We Hear You’ after getting tickets for something she says she didn’t do. Her ticket charged her $100 for running a red light in Chicago. The • Read More »