April 30, 2018

Meanwhile, guys who for whatever reason have the courage to pursue someone anyway are more successful. Our proto-incel is left confused: he did everything he was taught, but was unsuccessful, while the guys who do the very things he was told were wrong is able to get dates all the time. Yep! To actually meet and be successful with women, you don’t have to (and should not) become a vile PUA or MRA, but you absolutely must ignore 99% of feminist advice and suggestions because it is harmful to most men (accidentally). Found this out myself the hard way.

How the baby boomers — not millennials — screwed America.

Techies would call themselves just about anything to avoid the stigmatising label of “worker”. They could only face themselves in the mirror if their business card proved that they were rock stars or ninjas or something romantic and brave and individualistic – anything but the truth, anything but a drone.

SESTA Won’t Stop Sex Trafficking, But It Will Kill Sex Workers.

Living in poverty can significantly harm people’s mental health, according to recent scientific studies. People living in poor neighbourhoods are more likely to develop mental health problems and less likely to recover from depression and anxiety symptoms.

Refrigeration slows — but doesn’t stop — food rot. Now scientists know why.

So as an expert on the history Joanathan Chait is talking about, let me set the record straight.

Silicon Valley Can’t Be Trusted With Our History.

Lost in Math: Beauty != truth. In requiring theories to be beautiful and natural, we may be pre-rejecting reality.

Sprint and T-Mobile Are Officially Merging, and It’s Terrible.

You have no control over your data, even your DNA.

Are Defenses of Free Speech Just Coded Arguments for Innate Differences?

I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t. How to leave Facebook: delete account. Do something useful. Done.

Meet the chevrotain, the small and secretive mouse deer.

April 29, 2018

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future.

World’s oldest spider discovered in Australian outback.

It’s Impossible to Prove Your Laptop Hasn’t Been Hacked. If you are in sensitive occupation and you suspect your laptop has been hacked, the best thing to do is to get it shredded, walk into a random retail store and buy one off the shelf.

Obesity inhibits key cancer defense mechanism.

The Dark Side of Nice.

Marriage is what happens when the state gets involved in endorsing and regulating personal relationships. It’s a bad idea.

Hiroshima, Kyoto, and the Bombs of Climate Change.

I’m Tired of the It Was All Worth It Pregnancy Narrative.

April 28, 2018

US adds Canada to intellectual property watch list, now at same level as China, due to the Canada’s cheaper generic pharmaceuticals.

First experimental evidence for superionic ice.

Social media has a censorship problem of its own making.

No bubble: 7 reasons why it’s still a great time to buy a house. Hmm, I seem to have heard this story before.

To end sex trafficking, stop arresting sex workers. Driving sex work further underground makes it harder to help trafficking victims and hurts those people who choose sex work. The problem is, the ruling class likes having a class of disposable (mostly) women.

When Will Sex Workers Get Our #MeToo Moment?

Fed Officials Worry the Economy Is Too Good. Workers Still Feel Left Behind.

The world isn’t better off if you run ahead of science, waving the flag of innate group differences.

Shorebirds, the World’s Greatest Travelers, Face Extinction. As a species, we are idiots. As individuals…we are also largely idiots.

April 27, 2018

Code Red. Organizing the Tech Sector.

America is obsessed with the virtue of work. What about the virtue of rest?

Cars Are Ruining Our Cities.

American Cities Are Fighting Big Business Over Wireless Internet, and They’re Losing.

The value of offshore wind energy: What the US is missing out on.

Ford just killed the ‘car’ as we know it — until $7 gas brings it back to life. This is a large mistake on Ford’s part. Considering whether I should sell my shares of F or not.

Students as teachers: Facing the world adults are wrecking.

There’s no philosophy of life without a theory of human nature.

When Misogynists Become Terrorists.

Your immune system is in charge of how quickly you age.

April 26, 2018

Metabolic and Fatigue Profiles Are Comparable Between Prepubertal Children and Well-Trained Adult Endurance Athletes.

Byford Dolphin.

When advertisers and sales-folk try to motivate us to buy products and services, they pay great attention to many issues that we would deny are important to us. We often make lists of the features we want in friends, lovers, homes, and jobs, and then find ourselves drawn to options that don’t score well on these lists. Agreed. Most of our motivations are little-known to us and we make up “just so” stories after the fact to explain why we did something.

9 Democrats Sign Up To Help Wall Street Steal Cars.

Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class.

Getting Laid Off In Tech. The Myth of Upper Middle-Class Security.

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true.

How did this advocate of e-waste reuse end up behind bars? Corporations truly want as little as possible recycled, re-used, or re-purposed. “Recycling” and being “green” are just advertising scams and shams. Nothing else, and never will be more.

Frazil ice.

Startups in China Are Hiring Women as ‘Programmer Motivators,’ and It’s Just as Sexist as It Sounds.

A pileup of 14 distant galaxies is set to become the most massive structure in the universe.

Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story (and Country) Is This?

In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical.

If you include yesterday in Toronto, the three worst mass murders committed in Canada in the last 30 years were committed by men whose motivation was revenge against a specific woman or women in general.

Why Trump Is Winning and the Press Is Losing.

Don’t buy the MacBook Pros even on sale. Sad but inevitable what is happening to Apple. People said Jobs as CEO didn’t matter. People, as nearly always, were wrong.

GOP senators weigh plan to raid Social Security for paid family leave.

Appliance Companies Are Lobbying To Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies.

What Good Is ‘Community’ When Someone Else Makes All the Rules?

The Race to Save the Axolotl.

Stuck: Why rent and mortgage-burdened Americans don’t always move to cheaper pastures.

April 25, 2018

Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs.

How blood-red ants became slave snatchers.

The Way We Work Is Killing Us.

Researchers discover potential source of gender differences in migraines.

How neoliberalism shapes the global economy and limits the power of democracies.


What Happened To The Cultural Elites: Entertainment Workers.

Bitcoin and its cousins are the latest symptom of the cancerous growth of our financial system.

Misogyny is a gateway hate.

The Top Jobs Where Women Are Outnumbered by Men Named John.

Two Weeks in the Capital.

Mars probe poised to solve red planet’s methane mystery.

How the American economy conspires to keep wages down.

April 24, 2018

Do Taxpayers Know They Are Handing Out Billions to Corporations? Most people know nearly nothing, so no.

Kate Middleton’s ‘luxury’ birth cost less than the average U.S. birth. And they say the US has the best medical system in the world. As nearly always, though, “they” are a bunch of idiots.

Don’t believe this fearmongering about pesticides. The EWG’s list of fruits and berries that are apparently too dangerous to eat is based on shoddy science.

Who Has More of Your Personal Data Than Facebook? Try Google.

How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream.

How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them.

Up or out: tech company leveling and mandatory promotions.

Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking should not have had the AR-15 he used. And neither should anyone else.

The symphony orchestra and the Industrial Revolution.

April 23, 2018

Bliss is ignorance: How the magnitude of expressed happiness influences perceived naiveté and interpersonal exploitation.

Students as Debt Slaves.

We hear too much about the racism of the white working class and too little about that of the ruling class.

Good bad theories.

#MeToo must avoid “carceral feminism.”

April 22, 2018

Facebook collects data on you even if you don’t have an account.

April 21, 2018

Cloudflare Just Banned a Social Media Refuge for Thousands of Sex Workers.

Tiny krill appear to mix up the ocean. They are the ocean’s kriller app.

Your Online Purchase Might Get Declined For No Reason Anyone Is Willing to Tell You.

Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality? I rethink reality every day.

April 20, 2018

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It’s a catastrophe. People are about to find out that the larger biosphere they think doesn’t matter, matters. Even a lot of liberals are convinced it’s irrelevant.

The latest trend for tech interviews: Days of unpaid homework.

What is data privacy? The term implies that if a company collects data about you, it should somehow protect that data. But I don’t think that’s the issue. I think the problem is that it collects data about you period. We shouldn’t let them do that.

A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.

Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018.

Game theory, Larry Samuelson and one of the most widespread myths in economics.