August 31, 2016
Ebooks are making me recall the history of mass-market publishing. Just old enough to recall when “paperback” was a huge slur against a book.
August 30, 2016
August 29, 2016
August 28, 2016
Survey: Germans want a burqa ban. Worries about being overrun culturally are valid worries, contra the naive left.
A poet’s warning. Great poem. One of my favorites.
Are PhD Students Irrational? Excellent, excellent piece.
Why China won’t own next-generation manufacturing. Yup. Automation == factories either close to raw materials or customers depending on profitability of either.
Climate Change and the 1,000-year Flood in Baton Rouge: When Will We Learn? When 80-90% of humanity is kaput.
August 27, 2016
CEO Who Jacked Up The Price Of EpiPens 500% Has Long History Of Being Total Nightmare: Lying About Having An MBA Edition. Well, she behaves like she has one, and that’s good enough.
Politics and Personality: Most of What You Read Is Malarkey. Appears that the vast majority of psych research is likely to be malarkey.
“Thelma & Louise” turns 25: “It’s depressing how relevant it is.” Yes, because a movie like that absolutely would not be made today, by any studio.
You are not entitled to private information about people’s families. This is when I enjoy lying. “Yeah, I have two wives and three husbands. Lots of KY Jelly around the house, oh boy.”
August 26, 2016
CEO who hiked EpiPen prices says, “No one’s more frustrated than me.” Tumbrels and guillotine time.
Can We Talk About Your Weight? Glad to see some pushback against the idiot-infested Fat Acceptance movement.
August 25, 2016
Nope. Same story for math.
Even the price of insulin is skyrocketing. Is it too early to execute every pharma exec?
Why Mulholland Drive is the greatest film since 2000. I can’t disagree. Amazing movie.
August 24, 2016
How San Francisco’s hippy explosion shaped the modern world. Most have little idea how intimately tied are history of modern computing and the hippy movement.
NSA-linked Cisco exploit poses bigger threat than previously thought. All Cisco firewalls are NSA-penetrated, basically. Not conspiracy. Reality.
A Hit Man Came to Kill Susan Kuhnhausen. She Survived. He Didn’t. I remember this. That woman is a pure badass.
August 23, 2016
A huge crack is spreading across one of Antarctica’s biggest ice shelves. Apocalypse now. And, oh yeah, for the next 1,000 years.