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A small word.  In English, we reserve small words for those with pity meanings.  Simple concepts: the smaller the word on the printed page, the more likely it came from english and hence roman, Greek, and Egyptian with a lot of Norse thrown in as seasoning for zillions of years. Everything except the word ‘the’ […]

I Created A Mad Robot Scientist!

It’s true,  except for the ‘Mad’ part.  I threw that in just to make you look.  Still, I did in fact, create a Robot Scientist.  It’s name is NICI, Nikky to his friends.  NICI stands for the Near Infrared Coronagraphic Imager It is a giant camera designed by Mauna Kea Infrared a Hawaii based firm specializing in […]

China Town, Los Angeles and the Bliss of Urban Sprawl

For my money, the movie “ChinaTown” has got to be the best, tightest, believable and time accurate movie ever.  I grew up in L.A. just after the time of “China Town” and “The Two Jakes.”  and the ‘feel’ was right on.  The dry stream-bed, the orange grove across the street, and the crazy lights just […]

An Open Letter to the People of Saipan — Diamonds at your feet

Hafa Adai, CNMI! My name is Jim Hinds. I’m your neighbor. I’m a retired computer scientist/craftsman, and new on the island.  I love Saipan, and while I’d much rather learn to grow bamboo than write computer programs or manage another business again, I’m offered the exquisite opportunity to have my computer creations help the local […]

Don’t ask Derick

The most smarmy and arrogant stuff you find on the web: In response to : Derick, you are such a tool of the overlords. Jimbo. sez: Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on […]

News From St. John’s — Slim’s Lamb Roast

The Dykes have taken over the pool table Here at Slim’s in St. John. Dancing nonstop around the paths from Men’s room to the bar. Thirty years ago there was no such thing as a majority of women in a guy sanctuary: the pool table. But the SRO crowd in the dining room ranges from […]

I love Yojimbo

Yes, I love Toshiro Mifune in the classic “Yojimbo,” A film that is totally funny, but also a morality play. It is also the exact plot of the Classic Sergio Leone – Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western “For a Fistful of Dollars” — True homage to the source, acting, and impact. But that is not the […]

Holy crap Adam Smith!

Adam, Our economy is in trouble. We have widespread unemployment, big banks and businesses are failing, the world is losing respect for us, terrorists hate us, and we don’t trust each other. You are sure right about the overwhelming power of the “invisible hand” to straighten out the bumps in the road of commerce! This […]

Cramer Will Be Off the Air in 60 Days: Bless You Jon Stewart

Jon is advocating true investigative journalism. And that is what CNBC is pretending to offer. If you want to pretend that CNBC is filling any other function that being a mouthpiece for corporate lies, then that’s fine. Access to interviews is not something that a tru investigative journalist fears. In fact, it’s the other way […]

An IM Session on Hypnosis and Human Potential

When I am not with a client I Usually like to work undisturbed. A good friend of mine likes to chat over Yahoo Messenger. So after I get over a conversation with her, I often forget to close it out (since she loves to say — I gotta make a sandwich, I’ll be right back: […]