you know what bums me out about tablets and windows 8 and iPhone apps is that when I was young you could hack and pull apart everything on your computer. Edit and mod everything, right down to the operating system itself. Now computers are just becoming mindless consumption devices. It would be detrimental I think if young people only knew computers as magic iPads. They would lose touch with what...
When Julie Klausner is on Tom Scharpling’s radio show, I’m a happy happy man.
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Speaking of cognitive science, I’ve been putting off this MIT course on Gödel, Escher, Bach since I picked it up. Looks like Reddit is doing a read through and now I have no excuses. Starts Jan 17th and I’ll blog about it, so unsubscribe now. Consider picking it up and reading along. I’ve heard great things about the material but have found it a daunting solo read. From the...
Dunning-Kruger effect This sort of describes my confidence about my understanding of things like the Dunning-Kruger effect. It’s disheartening to say the least.
2011 was a momentous year for social change all over the planet! Revolution! The sort of stuff I used to dream about when listening to The Beatles as a teenager. I don’t oppose capitalism, I’m not an extremist by any measure. I’m just sick of the undemocratic state of our democracy. Trusting money managers who can’t look past a quarterly balance sheet is going to end...
People say Christmas was more meaningful when it was about Jesus and stuff. Now it’s about shopping and family. I’m assuming that these both suck compared to before Jesus when we all performed black magic pagan rituals or something during winter solstice.
Eating all this Christmas cheese is giving me Christmas nightmares. I wish I was joking. Happy Holidaze
And then I started playing Skyrim
Statute of limitation laws always seem crazy to me because you just know that there are criminals who throw a big party right after it passes. It’s kind of nuts that you can just run down the clock on a crime.
Reading about North Korea is actually really disturbing and I feel really bad about people trapped in that country. From everything I’ve read it’s just about the worst possible place to be born.
With the passing of the NDAA and possible passing of SOPA in the United States at what point do free citizens who care about staying free have to unplug their lives from the established business world surrounding technology?
I’m reading Foundation again, around 10 years after I first read the trilogy. I was insipred to return when I learned it’s one of Newt Gingrich’s formative influences. This guy fascinates me if only because a president named “Newt” is the only thing weirder than “Barack”. It actually sounds like a sci-fi election, Barack VS Newt. Other reasons: The books...
I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog. It used to be a photo album of me and a girlfriend in like 2007. Then I deleted all that shit. Then it was sort of my attempt at Boing Boing style content finding. Deleted all that. Then I went on a big trip and it was a photo journal and by that point Tumblr had a whole follower system (not trying to be like that, but I preferred it...
Why does every single article in Slate have to have such a stupid sensationalized title? That is the number one worst thing about internet writing, the titles. Also when it comes to Slate, the articles.
For Christmas I want a London Rippers Tee or touque
I’ve never heard a Bon Iver song before
Fuck it I’m applying to study at Freie Universität Berlin. DREAM CITY. WHY NOT YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE. THIS ARTICLE Rent in cheaper in Berlin than London Ontario. What the hell is with that?
Reading a bunch about former American Presidents and I’ve discovered: They stopped being good when they stopped having facial hair. Grover Cleveland was elected single then married a 21 year old while in office. He had a moustache obviously.
Watching so much x-files lately.