Nothing speaks more about the human race than Wal-Mart and McDonald's

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on September 16, 2014

 

Why do we fund our own enslavement to a life of mediocrity by purchasing the very tools, over and over again, that help us be mediocre?

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on September 15, 2014

The 21st-century world is perpetually flooded with more information and data than it can hold, and society is driven to consume as much of it as possible both in lieu of occupation and by choice. In the realm of technology, a computer can only process so much information at one time. Each device—from the simplest microwave to the most advanced supercomputer with dozens of nodes—has its limit of how much data can be pumped through its chips before it bottlenecks or even halts absolutely. So, too, the human psyche has its limits and will similarly degrade in productivity or even stall when confronted with too many stimuli and input. Its causes are various and widespread. It’s not just a personal problem; when an individual suffers, so does everything around him: his family, friends, work, social tendencies, and other devotions. With too many points of focus, no points will receive adequate attention.

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By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on September 10, 2014

I recently filled out some junk online forms with fake information using the name Julie Doggie, who is a real person and just so happens to be my dog. I made the mistake of using my Google Voice number for this junk form. The other day I received a call from a number in my local area code. After picking up and giving a greeting, I heard a lady ask, “May I speak with Julie?”

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By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on September 4, 2014

Have you ever read the plaques gracing the walls of most if not all Carl’s Junior restaurants? They’re the bronze ones depicting an image of Karl Karcher and his wife, Margaret, with a touching little epitaph about how wonderful they were. Did you know that that’s a bunch of baloney? That is, CKE Enterprises, the parent company of Carl’s Junior, put those up in an effort to make themselves look more like human beings than money-hungry charlatans, and they don’t believe a word of what they said. CKE Enterprises would hate their founder if he were alive today. They’ll probably rename the “Famous Star” to the “Porn Star” just to rub it in. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on August 23, 2014

If the noise that any of your vehicles makes passes the threshold of 85 decibles (uncomfortable to the common person), then you must answer the following two questions:

  1. Is your vehicle capable of pulling five metric tons?
  2. Do you use  your vehicle to pull that weight regularly?

If you cannot answer a hearty yes to both of the previous two questions, then you are an awful person, and your vehicle should be used for rocket launcher practice. {Read further…}

By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on May 24, 2014

An essay written to appease the general education requirements of the BS in IT Software degree at Western Governors University. Luckily for me, I enjoy writing, and especially about archaic technology. Needless to say, the essay passed the requirements with flying colors, and it’s likely that we have one new telegrapher joining the ranks.

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By Jordan Spencer Cunningham on April 24, 2014

I love science. When I was a little boy, I struggled to decide whether to be an inventor, a scientist, or a train engineer; I think I still have time to be a train engineer. Real science can often help make explainable things make sense to the human mind. Real science intrigues me– I enjoy learning about it. I even name my hard drives after stars (Sol, Arcturus, and Death-Star currently). I also enjoy learning about theoretical science– stuff that’s often based on fact but is still more or less made up. I call that creativityFictionExpanding the human mind by utilizing the imagination. I love this even more– a person can invent anything using this kind of thinking, and it makes for great stories and even great attempts to know the truth and develop technology to match those invented ideas. {Read further…}