Monthly Archives: September 2012

Core protocols

This is a really useful idea: Before the conference, Dan educated me about the Core Protocols. This is a set of communications practices to be used among humans that are designed to suppress a lot of the bullshit and primate … Continue reading

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Reprinted (Anonymous letter)

This is a blog post that’s making the rounds, which is due in roughly equal parts to its content and its author- a mother speaking for her son. (Wish my mom had comparable sense, but that is/was never why I … Continue reading

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He could go on the internet and complain

Phone companies are overcharging for data. Everyone acted surprised so their outrage wouldn’t look silly: A recent study (PDF) conducted by UCLA professor Chunyi Peng shows that carriers generally count data usage correctly, but those customers who commonly use their … Continue reading

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God’s honest truth

I’m going to change the layout of this blog. I know how ugly it is, and that’s part of the reason I haven’t been posting much. I can’t stand the idea of pouring all those precious seconds into a dirty … Continue reading

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In response to the Cap’n

I figured I should store this response in case I get deleted for swearing. And because, hey, free post. Since WWII, there has been “roughly” three major “Keynesian Stimuli” of expansionary fiscal policy. The first one was WWII itself. Arguably … Continue reading

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Hilarious

The World Trade Center memorial: Advance tickets are required to enter this public, outdoor memorial. To book them, you’re obliged to provide your home address, email address, and phone number, and the full names of everyone in your party. It … Continue reading

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