Monthly Archives: Oct 2020

Abundance

It’s easy to fall prey to the Malthusian Fallacy – that population growth is exponential but resource growth is linear. Especially if one looks at a chart of the population of the World (via): It does look rather frightening, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Everything you write will be read. Everything you say will be heard. Everything you do will be seen

I keep repeating this, because we keep forgetting it. A very recent story brought this to mind again, including this take: In the same way that you should treat every gun as if it is loaded, you should always treat … Continue reading

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Free speech

The real reason for free speech is not that all opinions have value or are worth airing. It’s that there is no individual or institution whom I trust to make the decision as to *which* opinions are worthless on my … Continue reading

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But yeah, aliens built the pyramids

I especially like that the aliens that built the pyramids did all their product development on Earth as well, so the pre-pyramid structures are around to be found. Anyway, sarcasm aside, I am impressed by this animation showing how the … Continue reading

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Capitalism

Yes, this is one of the things that capitalism brings us: I am not necessarily endorsing this, but I am impressed.

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I lean towards originalism

Recent events from USA has brought this to my attention again. It’s a long time since it was discussed in relation to the Court of Justice of the European Union, because generally speaking the political climate in Europe favours a … Continue reading

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And how fast do you think you were going?

Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier, had to guess his speed as the airspeed indicator didn’t go higher than Mach 1.

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McAfee

One thing that puzzles me; why hasn’t McAfee rebranded itself? Maybe it’s just because of the feeds that I subscribe to, but if I was managing McAfee, back in the day renowned makers of antivirus software, I’d do my very … Continue reading

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Getting rid of the miniplayer on Youtube

This is one of the most annoying features on the current Youtube.com website: If you manage to open the miniplayer – always an accident for me – the miniplayer will stay active on the site, seemingly forever. Even when you’ve … Continue reading

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I work in IT

I saw this a while back but have been unable to trace it to its source. Nevertheless, I will repeat it here: I work in IT, which is the reason our house has:– mechanical locks– mechanical windows– routers using OpenWRT– … Continue reading

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