October 31, 2013

Yeah, remember when everyone said Richard Stallman was crazy? Well, he was 100% correct.


Crowding Out And Its Relation To Bullshit.

44 Explicit Points on Creating a Better World.


Of those who identify as libertarian or who have views that mark them as such, 94 percent are non-Hispanic whites, and 68 percent are men.

London’s cheapest suburb? It’s Barcelona. It’s weird having cities that no one can afford to live in.

Schneier on Security: The Battle for Power on the Internet.

October 30, 2013

How Big Corporations Are Stealing Your Tax Dollars (and Hurting Themselves) by Underpaying Their Employees.

‘No herb is safe’ from weed-stealing sous-chefs, says apt. manager. Oh, Portland.

Cutting food stamps: The ruthlessness of the American ruling class.

Ted Cruz’s Father Preaches That His Son Is An “Anointed King” Who Will Bring The “End Time Transfer Of Wealth.”

October 29, 2013


Obligatory Halloween Post On Skimpy Costumes.

Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Snakes.

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Was Made by a Bra Manufacturer.

“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food.”

US politics’ true bipartisan consensus: capitalism is untouchable.

Physics: What We Do and Don’t Know by Steven Weinberg.

October 28, 2013

Thoughts and Observations Regarding This Week’s Apple Event Introducing the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini.

Paul Krugman’s Shocking, Revisionist, and Obscurantist Views on Single Payer.

Can’t Get Away From It All? The Problem Isn’t Technology — It’s You.

Making common cause against ourselves: Why libertarians and liberals aren’t natural allies even when they agree on something.

October 27, 2013

Reduce working week to 30 hours, say economists.

A black box in your car? Some see a source of tax revenue.

Conspicuous conservation.

The boss, not the workload, causes workplace depression.

The Government Shutdown Has Not Ended—and Won’t for Years.

We Band of Shitbirds.

October 26, 2013

Raising the Medicare Age to 67 does not save a cent and might cost money.

The framework of plausible deniability built up around racism, and how insane that plausible deniability can make a person feel.

Kids’ mixed martial arts: Thunderdome for children. And people said The Hunger Games could never happen, nope.

How developers drive people off their land, legally.

German Police vs. American police.

October 25, 2013

It’s Crazy Investment Time Again!

The Boss Is Watching. The competition to make every job as unpleasant as possible continues apace.

Although emotional intelligence has generally been associated with prosociality, emotionally intelligent people may manipulate others’ behaviors to suit their own interests using high-level capabilities to read and manage the emotions of others.

“Fuck You, I Got Mine”: Women in Tech for the Patriarchy.

A review of Nathan Ensmenger, The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise.

October 24, 2013

Why the 1% should pay tax at 80%.

5 ways sexual assault is really about entitlement.

Workforce, Population, Jobs by Age-Group.

Most of what you are going to do or say today is not essential.

700 Years Of Data.

A majority of Americans with 401(k)-type savings accounts are accumulating debt faster than they are setting aside money for retirement.

Quantum Experiment Shows How Time ‘Emerges’ from Entanglement.

The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis.

October 23, 2013

The Cruelty of Children.

A Pickup Artist’s Guide to Seducing a Sandwich.

Family of Victim Actually Not Interested In Answers

Nudity and Nerdery, On “Not all guys are like that.”

This is a useful tool. Much easier than calculating it manually.

Collema tenax.

An individual with an established online identity with a meaningful following.

Evgeny Morozov on Why Our Privacy Problem is a Democracy Problem in Disguise.

October 22, 2013

Bog killers.

Poof goes the middle class.

Wall Street jobs and salaries.

The Inefficient Market Hypothesis.

The World Needs More Humanists.

Chris Hedges: Let’s Get This Class War Started.

October 21, 2013

Keeping up appearances.

How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes.

Food Stamp Corporate Welfare.

Elliott Sailors’ modeling work trailed off until she cut her hair short and started working as a male model.

Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide.

Why I Jumped Off The Ivory Tower.

October 20, 2013

List of places to which I will never move.

October 19, 2013

Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes.

Accidentally Turing-Complete.

Book of Lamentations.

TED talks are lying to you.

Finally Get Some Damn Peace And Quiet With This Window-Mounted Noise Silencer.

Dispelling some Medieval armour myths (with cool pics).

Sorry, Emily Yoffe: Blaming assault on women’s drinking is wrong, dangerous and tired.

October 18, 2013

Imagine a world without shops or factories.

I know none of my passwords.

Are We Observing Extraterrestrial Intelligence Without Realizing It?

October 16, 2013

Shiller: Housing Not A Great Investment.

There is no understanding the Radical Right—the tea party types—without understanding how driven they are by hatred of those others.

Commotio cordis.

October 15, 2013

Welcome, Freshmen. You Do Not Deserve to Be Here.

October 14, 2013

Obamacare: There is risk for the American public to be worse off. Not risk. Absolute guarantee.

Privacy Fears Grow as Cities Increase Surveillance.

Stallman: How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

October 13, 2013

What makes Hemingway Hemingway? I fucking hate Hemingway, but still a good piece.

Welfare Isn’t Too Generous—Wages Are Too Low.

What Stephen King Isn’t.

October 12, 2013

Could suburbs be self-powering?

The Realism Canard, Or: Why Fact-Checking Fiction Is Poisoning Criticism. Agreed 100%.

The backlash era.

Google will soon put your face, name, and content in its ads.

This Bird Can Stay in Flight for Six Months Straight.

October 11, 2013

The rise and rise of rent-seeking.

The End of Chocolate.

Elephants Get the Point.

Three-quarters of handprints in ancient cave art were left by women, study finds.

October 10, 2013

10 Myths About Science Fiction (And Why They Matter).

Newberry found that fraternity men were three times more likely to commit rape than other men on college campuses.

Amy Poehler: “Take Your Licks.”