Fact Check: Akon Lighting Africa

Saw a friend posted a photo claiming Akon had provided solar power to 600 million Africans, but the media was not going to tell you about it. It also questioned what is it the NGOs are doing. This was an amazing claim, so I went looking into it. “Akon solar power” led me to his… Continue reading Fact Check: Akon Lighting Africa

Skynet for school shooting prediction

This sounds likely to be fraught with false positives. In particular, the language a student uses during an interview can help distinguish a high-risk teenager [shooter] from a low-risk one, according to previous research Barzman directed. That study concluded that the former was more likely to express negative feelings about himself and about the acts… Continue reading Skynet for school shooting prediction

MS-13

Donald Trump references an international gang as the reason to secure the southern United States border. He claims the porous border allows members of this gang to enter the country at will. The refugees trying to enter through the southern border are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. MS-13 dominate these countries. The refugees are… Continue reading MS-13

Wellness Allergy

Work has a wellness program. One component involves a website that purports to educate users about healthy eating. The funny thing to me is that I was not going to participate at all until I found out that had potentially an allergy issue. So, I thought, why not try it? Maybe it can provide some… Continue reading Wellness Allergy

Space Force

I will not lie, if there had been a Space Force recruitment station when I graduated high school, then there is no doubt in my mind that I would have signed up. It was extremely tempting to me to join the Air Force back then.

MLM mashup with political tribalism

A very conservative friend shared a rant I’ve seen in the past. No big deal. Curiously, though, at the end (under the See More break) was a piece of text not consistent with the rest. If You Want True Financial Freedom and Not Have to Worry about This Contact Me and I’ll Show You a… Continue reading MLM mashup with political tribalism