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>For both groups, and in both categories of stimuli, belief (judgments of “true” vs judgments of “false”) was associated with greater signal in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex they didn't do any controls, like just reading or button-pres Anonymous Bad Sam Harris Brain Scanning Research Paper 2018/08/15
The shame of the left Kodheaven Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Good info on media bias where they won't use terms like "right wing" when talking about politics in Muslim countries. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/whitewashing-far-right-parties-in-the-middle-east Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Psychology textbook covering Popper looks potentially good: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/e49nfcq/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, by Ludwig von Mises, 1944: > Actually there have been in these last years all over the world two main political parties: the anti-Fascists, i.e., the friends of Russia (communists, f curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> “A random guy on Twitter with a few thousand followers, Landon Simms, tweeted on Sunday night: > "My grandfather is a 96-yr-old German. When seeing Antifa videos, he shakes his head and says; 'We didn't think it could happen in Germany either. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
I posted criticism of a paper by Sam Harris and some coauthors related to brain scanning religious and non-religious people. I got a Change My View delta (gold star for changing someone's mind about something) and it gave me a wiki to list them: ht curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 Followups: kodheaven: >>> the U.S. "conservatives" are the real liberals – in favor of freedom, capitalism, limited government, non-revolutionary reform. >> I can see how that might be the case but you'd have to seperate "conservativ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Wow, Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch blog) got kicked from Patreon because of political bias by *Mastercard*, not by Patreon themselves (at least Patreon was willing to publicly claim this): https://twitter.com/Patreon/status/1029551216886341634 ![] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 I fear I will get ignored because the thread is a day old and already has 50 comments. I found it because it's currently in the top 10 on the IDW subreddit main page. Even if I get responses from a few more interested/active users, I think m curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Trying another subreddit (maybe): https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/ > For sound-bite level of discussion: > the dems are the party of the KKK > the nazis were st curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10641 Objectivism has lots of people who value respectability, allies and philosophy PhDs. They aren't much like Ayn Rand. They try to get along with the libertarians and the leftist intellectuals. It's really sad. > It seems to me that Objectivis curi Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/15
20 years of iMac 🖥 🎂 🍰 🎁 🎊 🎉 🎈 https://t.co/K1mUhc1vfG?amp=1 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> I consider myself to be a student of Objectivism and really love the idea of a Philosophy of reason. However, when it comes to the leaders of the Objectivism movement today I am totally lost on their political views. > I do understand why they d Mysterious Person Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > Pellegrino: Right now, it is only a platform of governing principles and rough political goals. Our purpose is twofold: First—and if we achieve only Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
Good Post Shannon Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
Etymology is interesting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_censor > The censor was a magistrate in ancient Rome who was responsible for maintaining the census, supervising public morality, and overseeing certain aspects of the government's fina Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
#10638 Another good one, mocking lack of wall progress: **Trump: Don't you see? The wall was inside you all along!** http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051280&mc=5&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
xoxo has some of the best one liners on the internet thread title (no real content in thread as of now): *"What My 'Knockout Game' Experience Taught Me About My Unconscious Bias" (Vox)"* http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051037&forum_ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Man explores dead and dying malls http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3494558&mc=36&forum_id=2#32396889 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >> Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start a f Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ The ignoramuses should read Mises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
[image] Link to Alan's post: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Ancient Roman criminal punishments could be brutal https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poena_cullei Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
South Africa is gonna take white farmer land without compensation >Another person who gave testimony said: "We are going to take the land, even if it means we're going back to the dark ages. This country must be African. We are African." https: Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
eBooks page updated with formatting and FI archives: http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10626 +1 👍 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
nice feature. Thanks. guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/12
you can now add comments=n to the url to limit it to displaying the most recent n comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=50 it won't stay that way when you go to a new page (click reply, click post comment, etc), but you curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
[image] Oh hey, Omri got hired by Ted Cruz :) And took his blog down :( http://mererhetoric.com https://web.archive.org/web/20120217215220/http://mererhetoric.com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450593?e=6d10385a84 > Fortnite is launching on Android, some time after iOS. Three interesting things. First, Epic has decided to bypass the Google Play store and get people to side-load the inst Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10622 i can see it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
My gif is not loading #10619 FF Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Thread on the sort of things that offend libs nowadays with a twitter thread about Trump used as an example http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4050057&mc=52&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Solid price on Bose QC 35 ii at multiple sellers https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11929663 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10618 #10606 [image] FF Open Discussion 2018/08/12
My post asking how the FDR forum works was deleted too: [image] See #10606 for the post. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
i commented on Alex Epstein's 2nd epistemology podcast: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1940289852701037?comment_id=1941565192573503&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D My process for separating non-knowledge from kn curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Example of me changing my mind in an argument (with Alan, about the implications of the second law of thermodynamics): https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/topics/3694 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
http://www.fdrliberated.com > Today, he employs people to patrol his Facebook page, YouTube account, and forum, deleting information and user accounts that challenge his self-proclaimed role as the "salvation of philosophy" and the first man in his Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Molyneux sucks: http://www.fdrliberated.com/stefan-molyneux-tries-to-silence-another-voice/ he DMCAs critical youtube videos and tries to get critical forums shut down. http://www.fdrliberated.com/suit-claims-stefan-molyneux-listened-in-on-th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
I've moved FI to the google group. The google group is now the primary group. I updated the FI website and both group websites. (I prefer people continue sending to both since the yahoo group has way more people, and for redundancy in case google lose curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Burglar talking about how he decides where to burgle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwD-c9hn58 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/11
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Succession season 1 has finished. I liked it. It's renewed for season 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
[image] Maybe now FF will stop praising Molyneux and suggesting Molyneux is any good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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advocating spanking children is a bannable offense. what a way to shut down debate! https://board.freedomainradio.com/guidelines/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/51450-how-does-this-forum-work/ title: > how does this forum work? body: > how does moderation work here? is there transparency for moderator actions? if you do anything wrong, do you get it explaine Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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[image] I think the wod "moderation" violates the "profanity" filter. i made the title vague and then it posted fine. jfc. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
On Twitter, Molyneux claimed interest in TCS crit of his parenting philosophy. So Justin tried posting ot Molyneux's forum. https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1027995040830746624 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
Peikoff at the Ford Hall Forum, ARI just put up 14 lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqsoWxJ-qmMv6F-GQsbZmm72JMjHQVrtV curi Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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Alex Epstein replied to me in a friendly, positive way: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1928308857232470?comment_id=1936527649743924&reply_comment_id=1937932722936750¬if_id=1533833126646996¬if_t=feed_comment_reply ![ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
[image] The tweet is: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
#10596 https works, you can use it, i just haven't gotten around to forcing redirects to it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
[image] So I had multitwitch open on 4 Overwatch streams, chat closed, went AFK ... and see this the next morning. huh. I wonder if he gave every viewer a free sub or something. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/09
Why no "HTTPS" for curi blog? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/09
I click links on topics that interest me. I am not lazy about clicking links. FF How Many People Don't Understand Links? 2018/08/09
How plausible is this? [image] https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-08/trump-buys-krugman-con Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
> Elliot, you should read this: > http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Looking more: > Although we will be suggesting revisions and improvements to the scheme, many psychologists currently suggest that personality can best be understood in terms curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6040727/Extremist-Muslim-father-New-Mexico-compound-training-kids-carry-school-shootings.html > Extremist Muslim father arrested at New Mexico compound housing 11 starving children was 'training them to commi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-08-08.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-1-the-problem-i-most-want-to-solve/s-6xyZM Alex Epstein is starting a new podcast series. This one is about the need for knowledge in life, and the difficulty of differentiating correct and inc curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://www.drudgereport.com currently the top group of stories: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leaving the Infowars app was apparently intentional, see: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/07/tim-cook-eddy-cue-made-conscious-decision-to-drop-alex-jones-podcasts-but-not-app looks like apple claims ToS violation on the podcasts but didn Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/06/google-releases-android-9-pie/ > Google Releases Android 9 Pie as Previous Oreo Release is Installed on Just 12% of Devices Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/06/infowars > Also curious: Apple only removed Infowars from their podcast directory — the Infowars app remains in the App Store. Different standards? Seems hard to justify de-listing the podcasts for “ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
#10529 > I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: > > Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and see anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leffen won evo. Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FvuePsWS-c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
I commented on *Omnipotent Government* at: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion#c10528 Anonymous Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Post updated with another quote! curi Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Apple Censorship Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9KDcICn8M&lc=UgxJ59Uhrkab8ndNL6l4AaABAg.8iSn5-9auUO8jaKmIdz1Ix Ray Cathode writes: >> Popper had a mistaken view of the nature of induction. In essence, he tried to argue that inductions are formed by the obser curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10578 There are lots of good people in South Korea. South Korea has been economically productive. Jeong doesn't represent it. Culturally, isn't she more of an *American* leftist than anything distinctively related to Korea? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
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hey we are getting a new Coulter book soon. that should be good :) https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Coulter/e/B00JLG65ZS Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10573 >> Who else is even in contention? > i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing > A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing. > Andy NgoAug. 3, 2018 5:24 p.m. ET > Along the trolley tracks behind the U. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> I can anticipate a similar result with your answer about knowledge. They'd say something like "God is the explanation of how that's possible or what's going on there". And they'd say God is explained in the Bible, and I'd say it's an unsatisfactory curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10571 > Who else is even in contention? i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
From the xoxo archives: The Fall of Github > not all companies are. github is kind of a tragic tale that's all-too-common in the valley of a well-meaning but naive white dork founder who gets browbeaten by the social justice crowd and continually c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
>> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be > Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Who else is even in contention? Like Hannity is okay but nowhere near sa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10536 I had thee same view about it in the beginning, but the author does not use "altruism" properly. He is only referring to the outcome and not an intention. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
#10567 Thanks. I saw this as a variant of the question Christians typically ask about the universe, "Where did the universe come from originally if not God?" To which my answer has been that we don't know. But God doesn't provide an answer either, PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
> From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ >> You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. > Why is that not satisfactory? The context was the questions: > *H Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ > You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. Why is that not satisfactory? PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
The quality of most political attacks is so low that Robert Spencer *routinely* gets mixed up for Richard Spencer. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ says geniuses are like this: > The Endogenous personality is the ‘inner’ Man; a person whose outlook on life is ‘inward.’ He is inner-directed, inner-driven, inner-motivated; one who uses inner modes of thi curi Open Discussion 2018/08/04
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Elliot, you should read this: http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
[image] Ultimate Sarah Jeong racist tweet collection link: https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1025437806775226368 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
[image] Context: Jeong wrote very racist, nasty tweets and got hired by NYT. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
> Netflix made a great Rome show: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) > I just finished season 2. > It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
someone humorously imagined what Trump reading the Sarah Jeong tweets at an upcoming Trump rally might be like (background here http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/02/new-york-times-sarah-jeong-racist/) http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17639656/uber-lyft-bailout-nyc-taxi-drivers-cap > Lyft, Uber, and Via proposed a $100 million fund for underwater medallion owners, but the [NYC] mayor and the City Council said no thanks Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
> Conservatism's Hidden History http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history this perspective is worth being aware of. but Burke was a liberal. you could call it the reformer liberals vs. the utopian radical liberals. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
new reddit SUCKS. it is laggy to scroll up and down on a good computer, probably because of all the autoplaying videos. and compare how much content you can see on one page: old: [image] new: ! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Netflix made a great Rome show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) I just finished season 2. It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but with docu curi Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Apple reported earnings and the stock went up 5%. Mac sales were down, probably due to lack of updates to Mac models (MacBook Pros just got updated, but that was after the period reported; more updates will come this fall presumably). Apple bought Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/tommy-robinson-free-mef-heavily-involved > Tommy Robinson Free – MEF [Middle East Forum, with Daniel Pipes as president] Heavily Involved Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/origins-of-second-civil-war-globalism-tech-boom-immigration-campus-radicalism/ > In the 1980s, the universities embraced two antithetical agendas, both costly and reliant on borrowed money. On the one hand, ca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Why do people use Medium? PS https://medium.com/topic/politics Judging by a few dozen headlines, ~all articles on major political issues are anti-Trump. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10546 I agree that he could get plenty of quotes for an article with some skill. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/399690-doj-labor-dept-to-target-employers-that-discriminate-against-americans-by > The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor announced an agreement Tuesday to work together in cracking down on companies that "di Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 the stuff you quote is amusing but it's kinda dumb too. he could read that book like 5 hours if he was good at reading (500 wpm). or he could have just read like a chapter, or started reading the chapter until he had enough quotes to yell at, o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
I'd like to see the evidence that Burke and Godwin – hell and Mises and Rand who wrote things before 1960 – were racists by *my* standards (me being a person alive today). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 > Mr. Goldberg’s thesis, gleaned from reviews and his endless electronic media appearances, is that the biggest thing (if not the only thing) that makes “the West” great are our Enlightenment/Lockean/Classical Liberal values. and th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> A few months ago, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow asked me if I might review neoconservative #NeverTrumper Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Suicide of the West. I value my free time highly, so I was pretty dubious—Jonah Goldberg, who has been a medi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://hbr.org/2018/07/want-less-biased-decisions-use-algorithms > Thanks to the pioneering work of Paul Meehl (and follow-up work by Robyn Dawes), we have known since at least the 1950s that very simple mathematical models outperform supposed exp Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-u-s-universities-back-harvard-in-affirmative-action-case-1532977076 > “Educational institutions have the requisite expertise and the right to make the inherently academic judgments on how to set criteria for their Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> #10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. related: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
[image] The Mises quotes are at: http://curi.us/2133-mises-against-open-borders Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26161 > Belgian funded PA school still named after terrorist mass murderer > PA ignores Belgian demands to change name, yet Belgian funding of the PA continues unabated Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Ryan Waggoner email newsletter today begins: > Hi there, > When I was a teenager, my dad used to say that nothing good happens after midnight. > I know, he sounds fun, right? > But in this case, he was correct, because enrollment for Freel Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html That report says nothing about psychiatry. What it does say is Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Free iOS camera app (pay attention to instructions) https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11882827 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Have any of you read DIM Hypothesis? Did you like it? I read some and got bored. Same with Ominous Parallels. Does anyone know something I'm missing? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Satire can't keep up with reality anymore: https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1024093165916233728 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10530 oh wtf. it's NOT Sowell. it uses his name, photo and handle, but then admits being a fake in the profile. but that may actually be a quote from the real Sowell. impersonator accounts should have an indicator that's visible without reading th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Thomas Sowell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/1023977297228046336 > “One of the most pathetic—and dangerous—signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and seek help or try so curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
i don't think i read Omnipotent Government. preface: > IN dealing with the problems of social and economic policies, the social sciences consider only one question: whether the measures suggested are really suited to bringing about the effects s curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
thx for the tip, i'll check if i've read that one or not. i've been rereading Human Action currently. > It's a lot better than the work of people who currently claim to represent him at the Mises Institute. aren't basically ALL his books better Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
omnipotent government oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT0WlbXLpXM Yaron Brook attacked Charles Tew. Charles Tew comments. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Mises breaks things down and goes step by step. He also does a good job of organizing the book into sections and sub-sections. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10521 it's a *great* book. a huge achievement. it's long and has a low error rate. most thinkers would have a hard time writing one page with that low an error rate without being boring/pointless, and Mises manages to do it consistently for hundreds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
the style of *Human Action* (by Mises) is very slow and careful. very anti-*overreaching*. it’s an example of how far you can get while mostly just keeping it simple and not fucking up. he's constantly putting together simple, almost "obvious" stuff curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10519 oh shit i got to the end and the #3 and #2 were serious, and then the #1 was hilarious trolling. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CgjGH2ddmI I'm finding it very amusing to hear an *analytical* person doing *analysis* of people's looks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
unicode has some junk/mistake characters in it. https://www.dampfkraft.com/ghost-characters.html > You'd think that listing the source would make tracking down the origins of the characters easy, but it's important to clarify what counts as a "s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450589?e=6d10385a84 > The ACLU did a publicity stunt in which it got Amazon's cloud facial recognition service to falsely identify US congressmen as criminals, by matching their pictures against Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/islamic-relief-fails-to-disprove-terror-links > The Middle East Forum (MEF) has decisively responded to a letter sent by Islamic Relief USA to members of Congress denying allegations made in a recent MEF report Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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> Is COBOL holding you hostage with Math? https://medium.com/@bellmar/is-cobol-holding-you-hostage-with-math-5498c0eb428b interesting article on why COBOL is still used, the tradeoffs, and fixed point math. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/29/review-the-2018-macbook-pro-with-i9-processor-is-the-fastest-laptop-apple-has-ever-made-but-it-could-be-better > We've said it before —we think Apple got hosed by Intel, when they were gearing up for the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
This is an interesting video. It's the same guy from the above video, but in a real interview, unscripted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA6OwzQ-P1Q He's arguing with a lefty, and he concedes all kinds of false stuff, but he still argues some Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10510 note the video presents itself as unscripted and off-the-cuff, but it's actually scripted. the speaker is an actor, but also genuinely is a lefty. (in my understanding from doing too little research to know much about him) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs leftist ranting about Trump's victory. interesting. lots of blame on Hillary. says that the polls were wrong because "we" (the left) suppress people saying what they really think. says that lots of Trump Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Same article, apparently the SEC thinks making too much profit on a voluntary transaction is fraud: > That’s *just* selling the bond for (much) more than Merrill paid for it. There is no lying at all. But the SEC still thinks it’s fraud: >> Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Same article, Levine writes: > Still, you probably shouldn’t lie to your customers about the prices you paid for bonds. That's not legal advice or anything, and the law does seem murky, but in any case, your bank doesn’t want you to do it. Here Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Reading the article and remembering things it said and then connecting them to my comments afterward is *too hard for people*. And they won't scroll back and forth to reread things and figure it out – even though that would be a step towards develop curi Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30

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