Stephen Bahl (nedu) wrote,
Stephen Bahl

When in doubt, ramble a little

I'll be doing a lot of homework tonight in order to stay on top of things. It wouldn't be so bad if I'd done more yesterday, but I didn't, so there. This might be my only opportunity to write any sort of entry for today, so I'm doing that. But I don't have anything about German that I want to write about and I definitely don't want to write about my statistics class right now. I don't want to write about work and I can't think of anything good to say about judo. Actually, I feel like writing about chemistry right now. If I weren't at school, I'd try to make a quick post to my chemistry blog. But I am at school. Remind me to buy a mouse for this computer. I learned my lesson about one thing earlier and now whenever I'm typing anything longer than a few sentences, I turn my touchpad off. It's off right now. Also, this problem with some driver in Windows Vista crashing my computer is getting annoying enough that I'm tempted to try to fix it. How much longer can it take for this upgrade thing to be resolved? I think it still hasn't been 15 business days, but it must be pretty close. Who the hell invented "business days" anyway? I hate that concept. It was probably created by a business major. Most of the people in my statistics class are business majors. I wonder if business majors are universally oblivious to the contempt that everyone who majors in anything else has for them. That would be a fun statistics project. In which major, on average, do people have the most contempt for business majors?

Oh, my dad inadvertently reminded me about how some people make claims that some long-dead person would hold some set of opinions on some current issue, generally similar to the ones the person making the claim espouse. For example, "If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he would agree with my views on politics." I find all this quite silly. No, the dead dude probably wouldn't agree with you anyway. He'd probably be too busy puzzling over some technological advance or something to care about your mere ideology. And even if he did agree with you, if you're wrong, it just means that he'd be wrong too. I guess that's what's so funny about this sort of claim: it's an appeal to authority when it is known and acknowledged that the authority isn't even there at all.
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