Greetings, blog public, how is everyone "out there"? I've decided it officially feels like 2016 now, the new year is no longer the new year, and we're well into the meat of it. (Just in case you wanted to know.) I've been too busy coding on various projects to take a breath and step back and get perspective. Maybe I'll do that. But in the meantime... I'll just blog.
So, even NPR agrees that Obamacare has failed. The question now is what do we do about it. This Genie cannot go back into the bottle, so we must move forward to make the program work.
Ann Althouse thinks it's time Marco Rubio suspended his campaign, before the Florida primary where he will take voters away from Ted Cruz, and perhaps give Donald Trump another victory: "It seems obvious to me that if Rubio is interested in stopping Trump, he should get out before Florida and allow as many of his votes as possible to go to Cruz. He should endorse Cruz now. It's the one thing he can do, and since it is so clear, if he fails to do it, he's responsible for Trump's getting the nomination." I doubt very much he will do this, but it's a great point.
This is excellent: Behind the curtain, Ars goes inside Blue Origin's secretive rocket factory. Interesting that Blue Origin are now "coming out" and going public.
Interesting point: Chris Nuttall, author of Ark Royal, notes that space science fiction usually envisions the military in space as being like the Navy, rather than the Air Force. (His own books, for example!) He ponders what it might look like with Air Forces in space...
This is classic: Dos Equis exiles Most Interesting Man in the World to Mars. A perfect end to a great campaign!
Mark Suster on falling valuations and LA's tech scene. I've never met Mark but he just seems like a great guy. I would love to have Upfront back a company I was involved with, and Mark is the biggest reason. And yes, "By any definition we've been in a funding bubble for years... with a massive increase of supply of capital undoubtedly valuations go up and you end up with overfunding."
Too bad it isn't electric :) ... The Aston Martin DB11 arrives with 600 horsepower, stunning design. Yes it does.
News you can use: Apple's software SVP says quitting multitasking apps not necessary, won't offer improved battery life. I've been telling my friends this for years, but they didn't believe me. Maybe they'll believe him...
Use a pun, go to jail: The curse of people who can't stop making puns. Clearly, they should be punished!