koppie Thu, 05/16/2013 - 00:22
I've ranted before about Google's long game; see Google's Endgame. I 2011, I predicted that Google was aiming at a unified user interface. I was partially right. Google is still aiming at a unified UI, but their goals are going so much deeper than that. I just wiped my cell phone, and the experience gave me a taste of the future, Google style.
koppie Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:13
All you need to know is there's a cut scene where a character talks about someone he lost, while Free Bird plays in the background.
koppie Tue, 04/16/2013 - 08:33
I was just having a conversation with Yelena last week about how other nations perceive Americans as weak. I argued that what others perceive as our weakness, is actually our strength.
koppie Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:44
There's been a fair bit of buzz on a petition to let Texas secede from the Union. The logic is (a) they want to, and (b) the rest of us would be better off without them. It's hilarious nonsense, of course, but let's look at why.
koppie Sun, 11/25/2012 - 17:42
It's time to upload some photos of Aaron (since he's almost 2 weeks old) but my old photo gallery stopped working. It was getting pretty long in the tooth anyway; the software behind it (Gallery2) is three years old. It never integrated properly with Drupal and took a lot of work to maintain. It's still active for 69thnewyork.com, and you can still access all the old photos and features at koplowicz.com/gallery2.
koppie Fri, 11/23/2012 - 08:58
Here's a 7,000 word essay on what realistic space battles would look like. I don't agree with every point; I do think stealth would be useful, and I think regular machine guns would be useful too. In addition, the essay briefly considers the fact that any adequately large battleship, or even space freighter, could be a dangerous weapon against a land target like a city, but doesn't really deal with the strategic implications of that. Here are a few brief thoughs on that subject:
koppie Mon, 11/12/2012 - 03:43
It is with great pride that we announce the arrival of the newest member of the Koplowicz family.