Sunday, June 25, 2017

Loss of Innovation

Innovation is now in the sole possession of mature, sober, socially suave individuals buttressed by classic education and methodical career advancement in the field and only the field where they are expected to come up with breakthroughs.  

Good thing we catch those outlying kids an medicate them back on the path. 

97 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

Glad you are having fun.
A new approach in diabetes in Scientific American. Surilogical and non surgical versions

Lawyerliz said...

An American invention together with inputs from many countries.

Have garages been forebidden for the next generation of tinkerers?
Must of the new stuff.in in biology or biochemistry. For that you usually need equiment.

LBD said...

Garage inventors have been replaced by computers, Just like the need for education has been replaced by Google brains. Don't get me wrong information is a great advancement if it is correct and not guided. The curious will servive but I see smaller numbers as playing and obtaining things is far more important nowdays.

Lawyerliz said...

All kinds if people can be creative.

Cinco-X said...

Good night all...

LBD said...

Creative is not necessarily productive for society.

Lawyerliz said...

Hub is working on front pathway. I didn't even tell him to do it. Will look really nice, and surrounded by flowers.

Lawyerliz said...

Wakey wakey East coasters. Is everyone on vacation? Or, forgotten how to write?

Cinco-X said...

Just got to work and having my morning coffee

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Yes, Still on vacation but time to head home and get the patio finished for guests this weekend.

Cinco-X said...

Ya... Next week I'm building a dry stacked stone retaining wall. I'll betcha it's gonna be hot too... 😫

Lawyerliz said...

If I had told him, he would have grumbled

LBD said...

Innovation for me was building my retaining walls with 1 ton cement waste blocks and topping with decorative block. I have a friend who buys what ever equipment he needs at the time and sells it after he is done with his project. Some time even profits a little. Flex time un like a rental unit. Save your back. :)

Rob Dawg said...

Zip line adventure or Frisbee golf. Need to pace myself. Gotta save some energy for the distillery tour.

Rob Dawg said...

Oh, the durable goods report was the worst in 18 months.

Cinco-X said...

I've got a 300 year old house which needs a stone wall that looks hundreds of years old.

Cinco-X said...

The Fed obliviously needs to raise rates

Cinco-X said...

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/california_bans_travel_to_alab.html
California's Attorney General said the state is pulling the plug on state-sponsored travel to Alabama and three other places - Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas. The addition brings the total number of states included in California's travel ban to eight, with Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee placed on the off-limits list earlier this year.

d'fuq!?

Lawyerliz said...

Are they especially sinful?

Cinco-X said...

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448942/civil-asset-forfeiture-police-abuse-clarence-thomas

The spreading use of forfeiture has of course drawn resistance amid concerns about due process and outright abuse. The Supreme Court declined to hear a high-profile forfeiture case, Leonard v. Texas, for procedural reasons. But Justice Thomas issued a statement on the case that was both erudite and blistering. It was also very humane: Justice Thomas has a keen interest in the literary details as well as the legal ones. He wrote: This system — where police can seize property with limited judicial oversight and retain it for their own use — has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses. According to one nationally publicized report, for example, police in the town of Tenaha, Texas, regularly seized the property of out-of-town drivers passing through and collaborated with the district attorney to coerce them into signing waivers of their property rights. In one case, local officials threatened to file unsubstantiated felony charges against a Latino driver and his girlfriend and to place their children in foster care unless they signed a waiver. In another, they seized a black plant worker’s car and all his property (including cash he planned to use for dental work), jailed him for a night, forced him to sign away his property, and then released him on the side of the road without a phone or money. He was forced to walk to a Wal-Mart, where he borrowed a stranger’s phone to call his mother, who had to rent a car to pick him up. These forfeiture operations frequently target the poor and other groups least able to defend their interests in forfeiture proceedings. Perversely, these same groups are often the most burdened by forfeiture. They are more likely to use cash than alternative forms of payment, like credit cards, which may be less susceptible to forfeiture. And they are more likely to suffer in their daily lives while they litigate for the return of a critical item of property, such as a car or a home. The issue, Justice Thomas wrote, is “whether modern civil-forfeiture statutes can be squared with the Due Process Clause and our Nation’s history.”

Cinco-X said...

BBQ in Alabama is sinfully good

Rob Dawg said...

Almost as if they are endorsing travel bans.

Lawyerliz said...

Gas 209 here.

Lawyerliz said...

JANET Reno s mother learned alligator wrestling from the Miccosukee Indians

Lawyerliz said...

Even that doesn't get a quick response. At Home Depo, my home away from home

Cinco-X said...

Well... Truthfully I suspect that Alabamians would just as soon have Californian officials stay away... Y'all can keep the Hollywood elites too

Cinco-X said...

My regular Blogs have been nearly dead lately. I'll be busy most of next week, so don't let them die while I'm away...

Lawyerliz said...

Fire, caused.by lighting strike, might have to close I 95.

Cinco-X said...

What caught on fire?

Lawyerliz said...

House up another 100$.

Lawyerliz said...

Grass. I think.

LBD said...

Just got home Gas is now $1.99. I did however spot a TESLA 125 miles north of Denver with Kalirado plates. Somebody isn't afraid to drive out of town! Had a fun two weeks now back to the diet, at least till this weekend. :)

Lawyerliz said...

Gas usually goes up this time of year.

LBD said...

Yes it does and they are still drilling north and east of Denver. More collection tanks as well. Somebody is making money.

Used a Micky D's touch screen last week 4 of them and 1 counter register that no one used while we where there. There goes the $15 an hour delusion.

Rob Dawg said...

Lots of cannot hide data saying there is a general slowing. Oil. Durable goods.

LBD said...

Looks like the festival stuff here is slowing down. Get home and they announced the Annual Blue Grass festival will not continue. Wonder if the old mold is not getting the free volunteer help from the young. That's OK you can see it all on You Tube anyway.

Did see a billboard looking for RV delivery drivers claiming there is a shortage but I bet you have to have a clean drivers license and pass a drug test.

No jobs but opportunities exist.

Unknown said...

LBD

I'll bet the pay is bad. Local Ford dealership pays drivers by the mile on a zipcode to zipcode basis. A 12-hour roundtrip trip can gross you $100 as a contract worker. So yes, they have trouble finding drivers too!

Rob Dawg said...

They don't call it piecework anymore but it is piecework.

LBD said...

I would think over the road and local would be different. Car dealers are Valets and not OTR drivers. Market price is still set by availability of workers.

Jim the Realtor said...
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Cinco-X said...

G'night all

Jim the Realtor said...
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Jim the Realtor said...

Cinco-X - I'm still around, just struggling with HTML:

Zillow the Bully

Rob Dawg said...

Hey Jim. I'm vacationing in Park City Utah. Prices to make a San Diegan faint.

Jim the Realtor said...

Giorgio says we are on track for submitting the doc-film for Sundance 2018 - if we make it, I hope you will join us!

Doc-Film Trailer

Lawyerliz said...

Jim I mentioned Manoon He'll here. Don't remember where I saw it.

Lawyerliz said...

Welcome back Jim.

Lawyerliz said...

Mansion Hell. Curses to spellcheck

Lawyerliz said...

Wakey, wakey, East Cosasters.
Good morning.😀 everybody!

Lawyerliz said...

We are vacationing to see the eclipse on the 21st of August. Will take a while Cause the hub can drive only 2 to 3 hours a week. Made hotel reservations last year, so should be no prob there.

Lawyerliz said...

A day, not a week

LBD said...

Good Morning!

We drive an average of 65 MPH 4-7 hrs a day lots of stops IMO. They are booking hotel rooms here for the eclipse. Star gassing here is pretty good, loved laying on the beach at Lake Mac star gassing after a bonfire. Miss the lake house this time of year.

If your job is unfulfilling then you are in the wrong job.

Cinco-X said...

Good morning...

Lawyerliz said...

Ummm gazing.

LBD said...

Well I guess that is as good as a road scholar can do. It passed spell check. LOL!

Lawyerliz said...

Hahahahaha

LBD said...

Pool boy today setting up and going to make a heater as the high for the week barely breaks 80F. Innovation from YouTube. :)

Cinco-X said...

After a six pack of tall boys and a half dozen pickled eggs, I think not...

Cinco-X said...

You let your wife have a pool boy?

Cinco-X said...

https://aeon.co/essays/why-a-moratorium-on-microaggressions-policies-is-needed
Prejudice remains a huge social evil but evidence for harm caused by microaggression is incoherent, unscientific and weak

Rob Dawg said...

Incoherent unscientific and weak? Quick to my safe space!

UMDan said...

McMansion Hell web page is down since Zillow issued a cease and desist from using its pictures. Too bad, it was an interesting site.

LBD said...

I am the Pool boy, Cabin boy, RV chauffeur, Cabana boy and a high maintenance Maintenance man but she makes me cookies. :)

Rob Dawg said...

https://hebervalleyrr.org

Fun little distraction.

Lawyerliz said...

Lightning and thunder close

Lawyerliz said...

Cyber attacks.

LBD said...

Looks like fun I will put that on the list if we go to Utah. Looks like we are going to Laughlin NV and lake Havasu this late summer/fall. Unfortunately the southern route by I-40.

Lawyerliz said...

Turtle havoc. All the rain and a long turtle burrow made a sink hole, a small one in the path in the path he had been building to the front porch.

Lawyerliz said...

2 inches, not too much

Rob Dawg said...

More than the dawghaus will see for three months plus.

LBD said...

Tonight's big weather alert resulted in high wind and a few drops of rain.

Lawyerliz said...

2 and 3/4 now.

LBD said...

Good Morning!

To finish off Saunders threat to the Dems They are after his wife? Hillary walks.

Lawyerliz said...

What did his wife do? Supposedly?

LBD said...

Something about lying on loan documents for a private school she was involved in the went BK. FBI supposedly investigating, Fake news maybe?

Rob Dawg said...

Actually seems a serious charge. She lied about pledges supporting the project and they both are suspected of pressuring to make the loan happen.

Cinco-X said...

Wow... Nothing gets in Hillary's way

Lawyerliz said...

Why is this coming out now? Why does Hillary care now? Vengeance?

Rob Dawg said...

The wolves are frustrated that they could not bring down the big target so they are going after the bunnies.

LBD said...

Divert Bernie followers back to the chosen liberal.

Lawyerliz said...

House up another 150$.

Rob Dawg said...

Neither my house nor my investments are paying for my vacation. I hope my tomatoes are okay. Going to Wyoming to buy fireworks.

LBD said...

I quit buying fireworks when the kids lost interest years ago. I can see tons up and down the valley for free, including the county display. Sit in the comfort of the AC. :)

LBD said...

House up $543 the last 30 days a fourth of what my 2+ weeks of vacation cost. I had a good time anyway. LOL!

Rubygoat said...

Hi all, I've lurked CR off and on since about 2007ish, but I could never stomach commenting in the comment section. I've read most of your opinions for years tho, and thought this might be a sane enough forum to occasionally participate in. Since I know more about most of you than you know about me, my background is I'm a civil engineer in Austin and I work mostly with floodplain studies and land development. Listening to your discussions over the years has helped me form my own opinions on things over the years, especially when I disagree. I lean more left than most of the comments I read here, but not nearly as left as the typical Austinite. Introductions are hard when you've been a wallflower for a decade.

LBD said...

Rubygoat, Welcome aboard! Fire at will.

Lawyerliz said...

Welcome Ruby! Yay!

Rubygoat said...

my house has doubled since i bought 10 years ago. I can't afford to sell cause I'd have to buy tight back into the same market.

Rubygoat said...

thanks for the well wishes

Rob Dawg said...

Welcome welcome. My last college was WPI where I was on the rugby team and the mascot was a goat. Things are a bit slow and shallow until I get back from vacation about Sunday.

Lawyerliz said...

Hey, I'm not shallow!

LBD said...

Shallow? Wait a minute I don't have my pool completely filled yet.

Rob Dawg said...

The pool at the resort is pleasantly warm. Warmer still from inside however. High West Distillery. Fancy place just purchased by mega beverage Constellation Brands. Makes most excellent burbon whiskey and vodka. got a couple bottles. 92 and 93 points.

Rob Dawg said...

I should add that these pools are not real swimming pools anymore. 4' 6" deep for insurance reasons. No diving boards. No deep end. No diving. No running.

LBD said...

Wow I just learned Playboy magazine has a White House reporter and I just thought it was a kids picture book. :)

Glad your are having a good time. My pool was a pleasant 84F and will get warmer as the solar heater is now working. I may add to it as the patio continues to take shape.

Rubygoat said...

He also called ya'll slow...

Rob Dawg said...

Was 19 before I found out real women didn't have staples in their belly buttons.