Monthly Archives: Apr 2021

The Woke Mob

Following on October’s story about Coinbase, and yesterday’s about Basecamp, here’s one that doesn’t involve someone with “base” in the name – but since they are anonymous, who really knows? Then a few years ago we noticed a tone shift … Continue reading

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Back to base

Anyone following American politics will know that the nation has become extremely polarised and this has spread into every aspect of society. But recently there is a push to get back to a situation where companies aren’t political instruments but … Continue reading

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Effect of innovation under pressure

On April 30th, 2020, The New York Times published an interactive graph simulating how long it would take to develop and begin distribution of a vaccine against COVID-19: We obviously know that this was wrong and it’s a great example … Continue reading

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Robert Smallbones

Robert Townsend Smallbones was one of those heroes who didn’t get the praise they deserved while alive. Read this wonderful thread on how he helped over 40.000 Jews escape the Nazis: The issue was that nobody wanted to give Jews … Continue reading

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Complicity Theorist

Learned a new diss today: Complicity Theorist (noun): A person who accepts the political narrative of the day unquestionably; consumes mainstream media like it was 1980; and is prone to submissiveness, outbursts of irrational fear, and public shaming of free-thinkers. … Continue reading

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“Apple more or less invented podcasting”

Next, some lazy journalist is going to claim Google invented blogging. It’s impressive lazy and/or dishonest to make a claim like that. No, Apple didn’t invent podcasting and most podcasts aren’t even using Apple’s infrastructure. It was probably people like … Continue reading

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Mind blowing thought about DNA

In an interview of Sean B. Carroll, on Sean Carroll’s (not the same person) Mindscape, I learned a lot more about evolution and DNA. And this: From a single human couple, there are 70,000,000,000,000 unique possible offspring. In the time … Continue reading

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Evolution

Heather E. Heying has written a great thread on evolution and shared traits: We were never orangutans. But we were—and still are—apes. As are orangutans. […] We are also fish. This does not mean that we are clownfish or eels … Continue reading

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Charmed life

I subscribe to Arieh Kovler’s newsletter and his most recent one reminded me of charmed my life is: I was just checking my bomb shelter was fit for use when the facts emerged about what actually happened. Kovler lives in … Continue reading

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Something about the European Super League

That was short. The European Super League for football should probably be considered dead now after a few days of promises of billions of euro in revenue. It will probably take some years before the clubs try again. These quotes, … Continue reading

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