Monthly Archives: Jan 2020

Reversal of Fortune

Until recently my only knowledge of Alan Dershowitz came from the movie “Reversal of Fortune“, based on his book about his defense of Claus von Bülow. Seeing Dershowitz’ defense of the US President in the current impeachment trial, and hearing … Continue reading

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No legacy is so rich as honesty

I just heard this quote in a TV show and I like it: No legacy is so rich as honesty And I think there’s a great positive truth in it, and that truth is complete separate from the origin of … Continue reading

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Multilingual USA

In Nebraska, as central a state as any in USA, the third-most spoken language is Nepali. Tagalog (from the Phillippines) in California and Nevada, Somali in Minnesota and the Vietnamese in a number of states surprised me. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Wuhan virus, 2019nCoV

I am not saying that the current outbreak in China is not a big deal, but here’s a good thread on it, countering a viral (sorry) thread from an epidemiologist that greatly exaggerated the risks. First the chart: R0 is … Continue reading

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Is there a designer in the house?

This is not how you do it:                    

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A just society

From Helen Pluckrose, a researcher with the most British name ever, and whom I have found many great comments from: Conservatism – we seek a just society via conserving what is good Libertarianism – we seek a just society via … Continue reading

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There are no friendly radicals

I used to say that there is no friendly espionage but apparently there’re no friendly radicals, either. From a bail-hearing in USA, following 3 arrests made prior to a pro-gun rally in Virginia, […] the men planned on using the … Continue reading

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“Without me”

But without me you’re only you — Faith No More, “Midlife Crisis” (Youtube) Faith No More was on a roll around 1990, after Mike Patton joined the band: “Epic” (1989), “Easy” (1989) and the above “Midlife Crisis” (1992). I, as … Continue reading

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Is this just stupidity?

OK, so Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone got hacked, probably by Saudi Arabia. Then, when Bezos is told, on his phone, that it’s Saudi Arabia, he gets a message from the Saudi Crown Prince that it’s all lies. Except … … Continue reading

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Facebook PR vs. reality

The illustration was meant as a joke, but is it?

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