"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."
That's what Ayn Rand wrote in Capitalism (1966).
Now get a load of this, this is just just hilarious. The Ayn Rand (!) institute... is getting a freakin' GOVERNMENT BAILOUT!
Privatize profits, socialize losses.
Took the boy and the dog for a #bicycle ride today. We found the old Silverton tram line and followed it through the outback.
Took the dog for a circuit around the boundaries of the living desert park. Many fences, instructional signs and crumpled remains of murdered 'roos. #Straya keeping it's history alive....
Walking the dog up the Line of Lode #BrokenHill
HOWTO: Get tenure
I also started blogging a lot. Blogging, much like answering questions on Quora, doesn’t count for tenure at all, and in fact I was cautioned against doing it, since it was “a waste of time.”
But, blogging became a way to reach out to the world and to transmit technical knowledge, which is what academic publications are supposed to do – but don’t.
“William Holden: When I Need to Relax I RIDE A BIKE”, Cycle Trades of America, 1940 https://advertisingpics.tumblr.com/post/188595639603/william-holden-when-i-need-to-relax-i-ride-a
"I was laughing, my mate was laughing, bleeding funny." For some reason this Alexei Sayle sketch has always stuck in my head.
Boris Johnson's first speech as PM? History repeating.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cOfffyn4SWI
I set my disc brakes on fire three weeks ago. My bicycle has been at the bike shop ever since. I've called them twice but they are "waiting on parts". It's it too tragic to call again? #missmybike
"The Great Day of His Wrath". I still remember when I first saw this in the Tate gallery and thinking that fantasy art was perhaps legit after all. #inspirations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Day_of_His_Wrath#/media/File:John_Martin_-_The_Great_Day_of_His_Wrath_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
When I first became interested in art, I was about 4 years old and this was the type of Art I felt deserved a capital 'A' https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/1kAt5brWiWFDhX6LWxM #inspirations #space #adventure
I Love how #Giacometti includes the surroundings in his rhythm drawings https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/TEyAyyNLQMcDDAuRaKw
Saw this Dr Who #graffiti in Melbourne a few years ago. https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/1mtx4GPW5ToiqiilDaw
Another #dailysketchchallenge. Kudos to any non-Australians who can guess what it is. https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/FPjyo8gAzCOTIHl12Wk
It's been a tough week at work, one more day to go. Had a few minutes to scrawl this between making a smoothie and packing my lunch at 6am this morning. #dailysketchchallenge https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/v_Nl82AvvEtJuv_wBls
Oncology Nurse. Former sysadmin; webdev; techie; bicycle-courier. Likes two wheeled transport; books and real life.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko