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Invisible (RED) by U2

Hello readers. You may have seen the Super Bowl advertisement for U2’s new song, “Invisible.” For every person that downloads it, Bank of America will donate $1 to (RED) to help fight HIV/AIDS. Oh, and I forgot to mention it’s free.

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February 3, 2014 · 1:12 pm

What I want for Christmas this year

It’s almost that time of year. Just in case I don’t post anything tomorrow, I want to wish you all now a Merry Christmas. The best part of Christmas is giving, but I figured I’ll just post what I’d love to get for Christmas.

1. An ASIC Bitcoin Mining Machine

2. A sitar

3. A rifle (I’ve never shot a gun before, but I hear hunting’s pretty fun)

4. An iPhone (5 or before; I don’t like the thumbprint sensor)

5. Any one of the following Pink Floyd records: Piper at the Gates of DawnMoreMeddleObscured by CloudsThe Final Cut, or The Division Bell (I have all the other ones)

6. Any Muse record (I don’t have any of those yet)

7. Mercury (II) Thiocyanate. Hg(SCN)2  (just because)

8. Any lucid dreaming mask that senses REM (e.g. NovaDreamer, REM-Dreamer, etc. Not Remee)

9. The Collected Works of Frederic Bastiat

10. Practical Anarchy by Stefan Molyneux

11. Tao Te Ching English translation

12. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

13. Free to Choose by Milton Friedman

14. Human Action by Ludwig von Mises

15. Man, Economy, and State by Murray N. Rothbard

16. Any book on Austrian economics

17. Grand Theft Auto V

18. An iTunes gift card

19. Gold

20. A 3DS (I know I’m too old, I just really want to play Pokémon Y)

21. SNES

22. Any good video game

23. Any Assassins Creed game other than Assassins Creed II or Assassins Creed Revelations (I already have those two)

24. A doge

25. For all the children of the world to join hands and sing together in the spirit of harmony and peace

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night (I know it’s 10:30 in the morning on Christmas Eve, but who cares, you know the sentiment I was going for)!

 

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I’ve started learning code. Wish me luck!

Alright, so with the becoming everyday more and more computer-oriented and digitized, I figured it would be handy to learn how to code. There is the possibility today to use the one’s coding skills entrepreneurially and make some money off it. I’m not talking about reinventing something like Facebook, but who knows, it could be helpful.

I wasn’t sure how or where to start, so I went over to Reddit.com’s subreddit for the subject: /r/learnprogramming  to find out more. From what I gathered, Python would be one of the best languages to learn for a beginner like me. I then found my way over to www.codeacademy.com, and registered to start my journey into programming. I’ve looked for other sites that could help, like treehouse or code.org, although treehouse costs money, which my 15-year-old self does not have. And as for code.org, I just feel it is not as good at teaching as Codeacademy. I plan to use the both of them in conjunction, though, in case one can teach my what the other can’t. I also signed up for my high school’s course ‘Intro to Programming’, although that doesn’t start until after midterms when we get back from Christmas break (sorry, I just want to go off topic for one second, they call it “holiday break.” Now I’m not one of those ‘War on Christmas people’, but Hanukkah was wayyy early this year, so if anyone is celebrating a holiday right now, it’s going to be Christmas. But sorry, let’s get back to talking about programming.)

So far I have learned variables, and datatypes such as integers, floats, and booleans. I have also learned about whitespace, comments, and arithmetic operations. I am about to learn how to make a tip calculator using what I have just learned. If any of you know programming (if I actually even have any readers) and you would suggest anything to help me on my quest for knowledge of coding, I’d appreciate that information in the comments. Well, thanks for reading, I’m going to sign off and get started on the calculator.

 

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In the modern world the stupid are cocksure, while the intelligent are full of doubt.”

– Bertrand Russell

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December 21, 2013 · 6:22 pm

The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively– because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a ‘box’ around it because otherwise, what is that shit on the wall?”

– Frank Zappa

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December 20, 2013 · 11:23 am

Hello, world.

I’m not quite sure how to start off this kinda thing– this being my first blog. I guess I should introduce myself.

My name is Milton Floyd. Well, to be honest, it isn’t really. It is a pen name, for I did not want to use my real name. If there is a Milton Floyd out there, sorry for using your name.

The purpose of this blog is nothing more than for it to be a place for me to write. I’m not even much of a writer or anything, I just figured it would be nice to have an outlet to express my views on politics, philosophy, music, religion, et cetera, as well as writing about normal everyday topics.

The idea of me having a blog didn’t really sound right to me a year ago. I absolutely hate a good deal of blogs. And most of the people I personally knew who wrote them were either pretentious assholes or teenage girls writing about teenage girl stuff.

Then, some months ago, while I was browsing reddit (which I do too much of– I must stop) I wrote a libertarian-leaning comment on a political thread. Another user, writer for a libertarian blog, asked if I wanted to contribute weekly articles. I accepted and I got to work. Unfortunately however, I only lasted two articles until I got too busy outside of writing, and starting procrastinating even while I was busy with other stuff, and it was a hectic time as there was much testing going in school, so I stopped writing. While home from school over the weekend, I got bored and figured I wanted to do that writing thing again, so here it is.

One difference from said other blog, however, is that this one is not exclusively political. I will be writing about my thoughts on politics as well as many other aspects of life.

One more thing before I go, this blog is not quite written for or to an audience. I am not an author who writes for their readers, so if you find this boring the X button should be on the top right corner of your window. This being said, I hope you like it.

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