Hitting for Average

The best baseball hitters to ever play the game have a batting average between .300 and .400. The average batting average (that's a lot of averages) for all MLB hitters last year was .254.  That means that the best hitters in the game, today and years past, fail seven (7)  times out of ten (10) at the plate. I guess that's why the stats extended out to three decimal places. The box scorers must be doing their best to make the numbers bigger, even if it's in the more minute direction. I mean, can you imagine broadcasters saying, "Now batting is Blah Blah hitting .25; he is doing pretty well this year, up one-hundredth of a point from last year." Sorry, I digress.

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Hurry Up and Meditate Now!

Whenever I talk with friends or associates about meditation it's always met with a bit of skepticism. Probably because it's my default answer to all of their questions. "I have high blood pressure, what should I do?" Meditate. "I have a chance to work for another company, but I am unsure. What should I do?" Meditate. "There is this guy/girl I like, but I don't know what to do?" Meditate. "The sky is falling!" Meditate.

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How I Learned to Code

If you are interested in transitioning into the web development field then you have probably read a few blogs about how to become a developer overnight. Let me tell you something; the time you spend trying to figure out how to find the smallest common multiple within a number range alone will take at least a few insomnious nights in front of the computer. It won't happen overnight, but it can happen over many sleepless nights (a little hyperbolic).

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The Case for the Black State

It's not uncommon to hear about police mistreating and racially profiling African-Americans. It is uncommon to see it covered in the media, at least until more recently. Still though, much is left out in the discussion of race in America. It is not just about police brutality, it's about mass incarceration,  education, opportunity, and equality. How can all these issues between the white and black community come to a resolution? I give you the case for the Black State.

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yujEhalA wAdA!

nunu^@chE k'ala k'@bE hETEji nondA k'ala gOyagwaha wahalA wAnonzAyagwa. wAdE wAlaha sTahae^chE nunu-A wAne'ne'ji. wAlahawnu hETE wAk'u^ji. wAdE wAlahawnu k'ala K@thl@^ kAe^ thlahawyagwa no^dw@. ahA no^chUda anAha. f'achEdA yUlA no^thla dEgOtsanA k'@bElA no^thla. ahendA dApu^lA no^tsa. badO na^w@^e^ dEgOtsanAfa dEno^tsaji. agalA t'AlAwE dAsu^ alA no^thla TahAe^chE dAsu^ pAshe^ TahA wAnonAk'athla ahendA no^ne'ne'  nunuchE no^ne'ne' yahadA no^ne'ne' k'alaf@dA aha no^ne'ne' k'ala e^jUbEe^ no^ne'ne' anAha @hAno^g@g@lA anunu.

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Ancient Aliens

I read recently that scientists that work in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) were signatories to an open letter that alerted scientists and laymen alike to the potential dangers of AI. The greatest concern was AI may become so intelligent that it could potentially manipulate world leaders and the fate of humanity itself. To think that we might end up delving into the mosh pit of the Matrix Revolution because we were not capable of satiating our thirst for knowledge is...plausible.

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