Today at work, I came up with the word “æffect” as a solution to the common confusion of two similar but different words.Continue reading post "#2435"
Part of me believes that everyone is a super-hero in the right circumstances.
Each state would be close to sovereign, with general freedom to create and enforce laws, choose and operate economic systems, run military organizations, etc. States would start as they are now, as geographic areas.
Each state would be divided into regions, such as the current counties, though preferably equal in size. Each region would have a nationally prescribed method of voting to switch to governing of another state.Continue reading post "Ideas: regions vote for governing state"
This idea is based on my Local + Proxy Remote Hosting for Personal Site idea, but attempts to mitigate some of its problems further.Continue reading post "Ideas: Remotely hosted personal site with home data store that syncs as client"
“From asshole to awesome in one day flat”
ICANN could make available single character TLD’s for URL shortening purposes, and make available on them SLD’s of one or more characters.Continue reading post "Idea: Single character TLDs for permashortlinks"
Organization created to separate out steps of scientific method to help prevent bias of knowledge. When submitting a step of the scientific method, it is handed off to an independent scientist unaware of who was involved with the previous step and of anything from steps other than the previous.Continue reading post "Maximizing blindness in science"
Every room has sun-light and moon-light. Hallways, stairwells, walkways, etc. probably just have moon-light. The sun-light would be the bright bulb(s) in the middle of the ceiling or by work areas to allow tasks to be performed. The moon-light is the much dimmer, low wattage option like a night-light, for moving about and other less visually precise activities.Continue reading post "Home Lighting: Sun-light, Moon-light"
Usonian income taxes are crazy complicated and a pain to deal with. They shouldn’t be, especially for normal people: Only people performing complex income related activities should have any need for a tax accountant. There are so many modifiers to promote certain behavior and demote other, but it is very inconsistent and confusing and irrelevant stuff often has to be read through by people for whom it doesn’t apply. Promoting behaviors is good, but it needs to be simplified drastically.Continue reading post "Taxes: Income Tax Simplification of Forms"
The destination of tax revenue should directly and rigidly define the destination of where it is spent. The destination should be related to the source as if the source was a customer buying services from the destination.Continue reading post "Taxes: Sources Define Destinations"