Bobby Capco and the principles by which we argue

By JoeAm I got irritated on Facebook by former follower Bobby Capco. He commented, I commented, and I blocked him. Then he wrote a separate commentary about it which I take to be his stake in the heart of JoeAm and proof that Bobby Capco is morally and literally awesome. Here’s a link to my … Continue reading

Is technological evolution our ticket to extinction?

By Chemrock Joe prodded me to blog on Bitcoin / blockchain recently. With my banking background I can probably scramble some decent words on Bitcoin. Blockchain however, is beyond my comprehension technically. Whilst reflecting on this, I was inspired to write on something interesting that springs off from this mundane subject. So, at the risk … Continue reading

“Brains, ability, character, and drive”

By JoeAm In my last article, I wrote that the Philippine’s average IQ is lower than its Asian neighbors. I wondered if the nation is smart enough to figure out how to get smarter. Here is a check-list of possible reasons why the Philippines lags behind other Asian states in average IQ: Nutrition (brains and … Continue reading

News is getting dissembled on us

By JoeAm How do you get your news? How do you vet that it is factual and not propaganda or political pap? It is getting more and more difficult to have confidence that one is not being fed someone’s political line or vested interest. Moodys says the Philippines may be brewing a debt problem and … Continue reading

Politics, Power and Processors

By Josephivo Know where you are standing to decide where to go A lot on our plate today, democracies under attack by populism and autocratic leaders, globalization of cultures and economics, exploding developments in computer science and biology. What are the key elements, how do they interact, why are they relevant? And the ever-important serenity … Continue reading