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Joe Rogan show featuring Adam Kokesh of the ‘liberty movement’

2012-07-13 1 comment

I thought this was a sweet interview. This is a short segment.

Here’s the full Joe Rogan podcast:

Content gets good with the guest at about 2:03.

At 2 hours and 20 minutes they are basically debating. Really interesting I though to see Joe Rogan get his mind open to some new ideas (other than that he smoke’s rocks!).

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Started a Net Cast, “Decline to State,” with Friends From Reddit. Check it out!

2012-07-04 1 comment

Started a Net Cast with Friends From Reddit. Check it out!

I am not the main creator…but I came up with the name for it…Can you believe they wanted to call it “Highway Crossing Frog?”

If you get a chance to listen think you’ll find it most… Onboard. In this most recent episode we start off talking about the Higgs Boson and Quantum Computing a little bit. 🙂

And of course, you are all always welcome to call in!  1900 hrs PST Wednesday (10 PM EST)

You’ll find I go by RonaldMcPaul on the show.

Happy 4th Everyone!


PS: Hope to maybe get a few more Those Onboard branded casts out there soon too.

Quintuple your Respect for Ashton Kutcher in 45 seconds

2012-04-10 1 comment

I want to point your attention to 28:00-28:45.

I would really like to see a more secure, private, and web friendly payment system take off. This one even lets you trade in Bitcoins!

Black on Black…Intellectualism?

The whoopin’ gets good at about 4:20.

If the embedded video doesn’t work, here’s the direct link to the video:


edit: fuck wordpress, won’t embed my shit  EDIT by JayAaroBe on 2012-04-10: Video has been embedded



How Has Apple Changed The World Of Technology?

2011-11-26 2 comments

When someone says “Pass me a Kleenex,” you know what they really mean is “Pass me a tissue.”  But the brand Kleenex has been so successful that the word has become synonymous with the product.  The tech company Apple has likewise left such an imprint with its ubiquitous iPod, which spawned the term “podcasting.”  Most people now realize that a podcast doesn’t require an iPod, but the term has stuck.  This is a testament to how Apple has left its mark on the world of technology, and even in popular culture.

Steve Jobs was the visionary behind the company Apple.  His recent death was prominent in the news and it has prompted a look at the legacy that is Apple.

It’s clear that Apple has made such a dramatic impact on the world, but why is that?  And are Apple products really as great as they’re hyped up to be? Or is it merely slick marketing?

As technology expert Leo Laporte explained, Apple was not the first to come up with their technologies;  rather, they were the ones who took those technologies and made them mainstream.  Edison and Ford didn’t invent the light-bulb and the automobile, respectively.  Instead, they brought it to the masses and thus became the popularizers of their day.  A quick look back at Apple’s history confirms this unmistakable pattern.

In the early days of computers, people used keyboard text commands to operate their computers.  Apple brought personal computers into the average person’s home by having a Graphical User Interface (GUI), which consisted of windows that you could open, close, and manipulate with a mouse.  It was such a success that Microsoft soon followed suit with its own “Windows” operating system.

Next came portable music players.  Apple wasn’t the first one to make a portable music player that could store and play mp3s, but their product was so sleek and simple to use that suddenly iPods were everywhere and people who had never before heard of mp3s were now listening to them on their iPods.

When Apple introduced touch-screen capabilities to their devices, they weren’t the first ones to invent such technology.  But again, they brought it to the masses.  The pattern repeats itself with the iPhone storming its way into the smartphone market, and then the iPad setting the bar for the tablet market.  By this point, Apple had changed our culture.  Everywhere you look, you can see people using their mobile devices, and you can bet that a good portion of them are Apple devices.

There’s no denying that Apple’s been successful. But what is their secret?  Are their products truly better than all the others?  That is the never-ending debate amongst tech enthusiasts.  When a student is shopping for a computer, smartphone, or other device, how are they supposed to decide whether they should by an Apple product or something else?

The truth of the matter is not black and white, but it can be simplified.  Apple does indeed make high quality products.  This is reflected in their high price tags.  But their marketing campaign has been almost as equally impressive as their products.  Through advertising, they have managed to convince many consumers that their product defines them and that buying an Apple product means the purchaser is stylish, creative, unique, ahead of the curve, and not bogged down by technical mumbo-jumbo: “it just works.”  This marketing technique has been immensely effective.  People identify their personalities with their Apple products.

However, the marketing is just that: marketing.  While it is true that Apple makes good products, it is not true that they never break or that they break less than competing products.  They certainly are stylish, but when it comes to getting the most for your money, Apple is not the place to turn.  For those who can afford the higher prices and prefer the style of Apple products, there’s nothing wrong with them.  But for a student on a budget, look elsewhere.  An Apple computer can cost hundreds of dollars more than an equivalent computer of a different brand.  And iPhones have serious competition from Android phones.

The bottom line is this: there is no doubt that Apple has revolutionized our modern tech culture.  For those who have the extra money to spend and prefer the style of Apple products, they won’t be disappointed.  However, for those looking to get the most “bang-for-the-buck” or don’t necessarily care for Apple styling, the competing products are just as good and cost a lot less.

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“They are ants, Michael, they ARE ants!”

2011-05-02 1 comment

In one episode of Family Guy, Bill Gates is flying through the air on a jetpack with Disney CEO and chairman Michael Eisner, who says “God, the people look like ants from up here”, to which Gates replies, “They are ants, Michael, they ARE ants!”

You may feel this way when listening to the following cast on public opinion surveys performed in the US.


Why is public opinion relevant?
Do Americans want free speech?
What is the median voter theory?
What makes war more popular?
Was giving women the vote a good thing?
Did propaganda make East Berliners more socialist?
What are 3 types of public spending that Americans always want more of?
What is 1 type of public spending that Americans always want less of?


Public Opinion for Libertarians

Public Opinion for Libertarians.mp3

30 minute long lecture followed by about 20 minutes of questions.

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Apparently our governmental elected representitives are above the law

2011-02-14 4 comments

In a previous article, I discussed insider trading and explained what makes it illegal.  Since then, I recently learned a disturbing fact.  Our elected representatives in government are apparently above the law.  What do I mean by this?  Well, actions that would land a citizen in jail for insider trading carry no penalties for some politicians.  You can see this on the various committees and subcommittees in our government.  An example of this is a politician who sits on a committee that decides how the government spends it’s money.  This politician will be a stock-holder in a company that gets a government contract due to the decision of the very committee that politician is a part of!  In other words, Politician A is a part of a committee which decides which company gets the government contract for something like building new military airplanes.  Now the corruption can happen in one of two ways.

Example 1: Politician A learns that company B is going to be getting the multi-billion dollar contract for making new military airplanes.  Politician A immediately calls up his stock broker and and says “Buy a ton of stock in Company B!”  If this situation occurred in any other industry, Mr. A would go to jail for insider trading.  But since he’s “Politician A,” he’s allowed to do that without any penalty.

Example 2: Same as above except Politician A already owns a ton of stock in Company B.  Now when it comes time for the committee to decide which company gets the multi-billion dollar government contract to build military airplanes, Politician A votes for Company B.  Gee, ya think there might be a conflict of interest?

And I’ve got news for you folks: this type of thing goes on in BOTH parties. Democrats and Republicans are both equally guilty of this.  In fact, that’s the reason why this corruption has been allowed to remain unchecked; because neither the Democratic politicians nor the Republican politicians dare to point a finger at their opponents on this issue because they know the opponents can point a finger right back at them.  So amongst all the bickering back and forth that goes on between the two parties, one of the things they CAN agree on is to remain hush hush on the issue of this particular type of corruption / conflict of interest.

Wrapping up, this is just another example of how the political system in the US has gotten to the point of being legalized bribery.  I’ll write another article going into more detail on the subject so stay tuned.

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