Category Archives: Other

Costume art

Another great find on the Internet: M.O.W. Richter, a German-language designer who in his spare time researches and recreates historical clothes. And then models it.                            

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Anton Petrov

One of the pleasant surprises I’ve found on Youtube is a Russian math teacher who currently publishes daily videos on science topics. Well, I say Russian and his accent sounds like it, but apparently he has studied and worked all … Continue reading

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Maybe Youtube algorithms don’t radicalise people

We find no evidence that engagement with far-right content is caused by YouTube recommendations systematically, nor do we find clear evidence that anti-woke channels serve as a gateway to the far right. Rather, consumption of political content on YouTube appears … Continue reading

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Let me ruin Titanic for you

The ship sinks. — OK, from Rob Henderson: Realized Rose DeWitt Bukater was 100 years old, married, had children, grandchildren, etc. but her “heaven” (when she dies at the end) is going back to hang out with the dude she … Continue reading

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I still remember

Please read John M. Ford’s “110 Stories” Yes, I still remember. I don’t think I laughed for a year afterwards. I still appreciate Jon Stewart’s opening of the Daily Show (backup here) from September 20th that year.       … Continue reading

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Against stakeholder capitalism

Coinbase and Basecamp seem to be doing quite well, even though the woke mob predicted otherwise. Both companies broke with the current American trend of activist capitalism, where a company is expected to make statements and profess support for the … Continue reading

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The lab-leak hypothesis seems likely to be true, or: Why a technocracy is a nightmare

I have written about the lab-leak hypothesis regarding the origin on SARS-CoV-2; first I dismissed it, then … I didn’t entirely. Now, it looks likely to be true. The materials show that the 2014 and 2019 NIH grants to EcoHealth … Continue reading

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How to think for yourself

Ironically, I’ll link to Paul Graham’s “How to Think for Yourself“: Without this fastidiousness about truth, you can’t be truly independent-minded. It’s not enough just to have resistance to being told what to think. Those kind of people reject conventional … Continue reading

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Variable Renewable Energy

The general public has a misunderstanding that somehow, energy experts have found a way around wind and solar coming and going. It’s not true. — Mark Nelson Britain has so far in the summer of 2021 relied on coal for … Continue reading

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Should people be allowed to say anything?

No. You shouldn’t be allowed to threaten other people. You shouldn’t be allowed to libel other people. You shouldn’t be allowed to defraud, or attempt to defraud, other people. Are there other exceptions? You should be allowed to say the … Continue reading

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