Gongol.com Archives: October 2019

Brian Gongol

October 22, 2019

The American Way Money comes after human well-being

Margaret Thatcher: "[T]he better moral philosophy of the free society underlies its economic performance". Is there a blimp with a giant messageboard that we could rent to hover indefinitely over Washington, DC, with these words?

News Newer cop cars may be easier to break

With the Crown Victoria gone, Iowa State Patrol cars sustain more damage than they used to: "'The thing with the Dodge Charger, it runs low in the front end,' Pierce said. 'If you sneeze on the front end of a Dodge Charger, you'll cause at least $1,500 of damage.'"

Computers and the Internet Sometimes a feature is really just a bug in disguise

Free listening devices -- er, "smart speakers" -- may not be the incentive people really wanted

Science and Technology You don't want this new cell-phone case

An experimental cover that feels like (and "feels", just like) skin. Ew. It's unclear why anyone would want to pinch their phone.