June 30, 2016
7 Out of 10 Americans Agree That Economy is Rigged Against Them. And they are right.
South Florida lifeguard fired after saving man. Capitalism in one simple lesson.
Study Debunks Gender Performance Gap in Online Video Games. On balance, women will probably be very slightly better in an ideal environment. Shorter nerves (due to shorter limbs) == faster reaction times.
How Amazon Triggered a Robot Arms Race. Could just as easily read “How Amazon’s anti-competitive actions stalled automation by half a decade.”
June 29, 2016
Brexit Dreams And Nightmares. Echidne also noticed how white people can apparently now be racist against other white people. That’s a new one.
Hillary Clinton Hints at Giant, Trump-Like Giveaway to Corporate America. Nothing else was really possible or expected.
After robots take our jobs, who will pay for social security? Framing problems 101.
Expect New Wars in the Middle East if Hillary Clinton Is Elected President. With Hillary, war with Iran possible.
Xbox Fitness users will soon lose access to workout videos they bought. DRM world: don’t own anything, no recourse, no other options.
June 28, 2016
The world’s losers are revolting, and Brexit is only the beginning. Yep. The world 2020-2050 will look more like 1914-1945 than 1950-2000.
We Can Prove Why Extra Mass on Bike Wheels Is Your Worst Enemy. This is well-known in the car world; people pay $$$$$$$ for even slightly-lighter wheels/tires.
Researchers steal data from a PC by controlling the noise from the fans. This is useless in any practical sense, but fun.
June 27, 2016
Agenda-Setting. False dichotomies are the absolute most effective propaganda technique I know of. I use it all the time at work to get my way.
World going to hell? Here are the Solar System’s five most livable places. None are very livable; Venus only plausible terraforming candidate.
Hell Is Other Britons. This is literature.
The Return of Lesser Evilism. Lesser evil is still evil, ya’ll.
June 26, 2016
Brexit is just the beginning. The EU blew it. EU disintegration chances at 70% I’d say.
June 25, 2016
DNA: A Metaphor? All words, language, even math just models; all reveal glimpses only.
How Baby Boomers Crushed Millennials With Brexit. No matter what you think about Brexit, older voters should get less say in matters that have very long-term consequences.
How to Permanently Disable The Touch Keyboard In Windows 8 and 10. Annoyance, you have become. Strike you down I will.
June 24, 2016