Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bill White trial a hoax

We'll have more information on this in forthcoming hours, but it looks like Bill White managed to fool the entire press corps of America by taking down his website, and issuing press releases through his lawyer about his ongoing case.

Accused of inciting violence against jurors, according to his press releases, White has been in jail for over a year. But in that year, a new software developer on the block has been quietly making himself a mint as a Lisp programmer.

Coincidence? You decide.

Monday, August 10, 2009

“The answers may offend. That's the problem with the truth.”

In our continuing assay of the unpopularity of truth, this brief internet meme popped up:

"The answers may offend. That's the problem with the truth."

Humanity exists on a social level -- one's own personality and those of others -- and a physical, biological, sociological, etc. reality level.

We live in one of these levels, so we can easily let it obscure the other. When the truth offends, we deny the truth.

All human problems come from this origin.