Gongol.com Archives: October 2019

Brian Gongol


October 21, 2019

Threats and Hazards "Pulling out" of the Middle East is an incomplete plan

The most important question that we as a country have been terrible at asking: "And then what happens next?" Things don't always get better just because we leave -- and there may be problems with no intuitively satisfying answers on the short-term horizon. We need to be adults and see the world as it really is.

Business and Finance Retrogressive "leadership" training for women

A firm that subscribes as a matter of policy to the kind of pseudoscientific nonsense that says women and men neatly fit into "feminine" and "masculine" columns of behavior well and rightly deserves to be pushed out of business by competitors that value their employees as individuals, not as antiquated archetypes.

Computers and the Internet Of course Sen. Mitt Romney has a burner account

Look, if you're in office in 2019 and you're not running at least one burner account, are you really even on Twitter?

News Construction crane demolition in New Orleans

(Video) That they were even able to do this on such a compressed timeline is quite something

Computers and the Internet Extortion spam still has a way to go

We'll know that extortion spam has really come of age when it starts threatening "Send us $500 in bitcoin, or we'll tell all your friends that you click on the Outbrain links at the bottom of news stories."

Broadcasting That's how you return a kickoff

(Video) As broadcasting, this is just pure cotton candy

News How are monarchs still a thing?

Bizarre (and slightly creepy) intrigue in the Thai royal house

Agriculture The new "Cosmic Crisp" apple is coming

Any new variety of apple seems like a gain for society at large. Especially if it trains consumers to enjoy flavors other than Red Delicious, which is complete garbage. There are so many varieties that taste better.

News Canada votes

Note that their representation in the lower house of Parliament is about one member for every 100,000 people. If the United States observed the same ratio as Canada, we would have nearly 3,000 people in the House of Representatives. That might not be a bad thing.


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