The 13th Warrior 300 The Aviator Black Hawk Down Casablanca Coming to America Crocodile Dundee The Dark Knight The Emperor's New Groove The Ghost and the Darkness Ghostbusters Glory As Good As It Gets Goonies Hell's Angels Hero (with Jet Li) Hot Fuzz Jaws Karate Kid Labyrinth Last of the Mohicans Matrix My Cousin Vinny … Continue reading Stellar Movies
There's a condition in combat called Friendly Fire. What does that phrase make you think of? It makes me think of smiley emoticons shooting hearts at each other. Or a campfire that sings you to sleep. But those things aren't Friendly Fire; its death [*]. Friendly Fire is when a soldier mistakenly thinks an ally is … Continue reading Rhetoric and Reality
This summer, I taught an introductory electrical engineering course at my university. My Teacher's Assistant, Moosa Zaidi, did a phenomenal job. Near the end of the course, a student asked him about how to generate a-ha moments. What follows is their email exchange. Student: I have a slightly odd request. Could you think up a … Continue reading A-Ha Moments
In California, there is no statute of limitations on murder , nor is there a statute of limitations on the embezzlement of public funds. The statute of limitations on rape is 10 years (unless new DNA evidence emerges ). After filing a federal tax return, the IRS has three years to audit you . An … Continue reading The Statute of Limitations on Illegal Immigration
Here are a set of instructions for installing libpng and using it in an Xcode project. Download and install Macports In a terminal window type sudo port install libpng Type in your password as requested. In your Xcode project, you will need to alter the search paths for header files and for libraries. Note, I am … Continue reading How to install libpng on Mac for Use in Xcode
Critical Thinking is the subject of devising and evaluating arguments using logic . Arguments, in this context, doesn't mean people yelling at each other. Instead, an argument is a set of premises followed by logical inferences that finishes with a conclusion. If the premises are incorrect or the logical inferences are fallacious then the argument … Continue reading A Lack of Critical Thought
In the 1910s, our system of Checks and Balances was changed. This article discusses the consequences of that change.