Tags » History Lesson

SSE2 Support in Firefox Users

Let me tell you a story.

Intel invented the x86 assembly language back in the Dark Ages of the Late 1970s. It worked, and many CPUs implemented it, consolidating a fragmented landscape into a more cohesive and compatible whole. 1,348 more words


"Make your heart like a lake, with calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness."

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake – this thing is huge. It’s the caldera of a massive volcanic eruption in 186 AD. The series of nine eruptions was so extensive that people as far away as China and Rome saw red skies. 294 more words

Travel Log

Week 3, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein


Cody Name Verity begins as a confession written by a British spy who has been captured by the Nazis. Her code name is Verity, her real name is Julie. 1,124 more words

A History Lesson: Ted Cruz Confuses the Constitution with the Divine Right of Kings

Oh, Cruz. Oh, dear. The last thing we need is someone in office who *does not* value the rights given to us by the Constitution but believes his rights are given to him by God. 480 more words


“What an interesting smell you’ve discovered”

Don’t let the title quote from this post fool you – Rotorua is a fascinating place. But it also sits on top of extensive geothermal activity, contributing a sulphurous aroma that is hard to forget. 585 more words

Travel Log

Remembering the Alamo in San Antonio

“You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas.”

-me as I defiantly left Colorado in October, fire blazing from my back tires as I drove through the plains of Kansas and Oklahoma in a 13-hour fit of rage and fury into a dark Lone Star night… 355 more words


The Distraction of World War II

We’ve become distracted by World War II in some ways. It is the epitome of American exceptionalism and the height of inhumanity. Hitler’s name has been engraved as the worst person in history. 1,597 more words

Paradigms And The Catalyst