Monthly Archives: December 2013

Harvard bomber caught because he used Tor

Slashdot got this one wrong. As usual, Schneier got it right, which merely highlights the importance of trusting in individuals rather than organizations for due diligence and competence: Eldo Kim sent an e-mail bomb threat to Harvard so he could … Continue reading

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Adderall, part 1

This comment thread kinda jump-started me on a post I’ve been thinking about doing. ADHD is very real and can be easily diagnosed with a brain scan but that’s too expensive to actually do (thought patterns are radically different from … Continue reading

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More education research blah blah blah

Aside from an underlying philosophical difference, Steve Sailer and I agree on most matters pedagogical. (He thinks school is a good thing gone rotten and I think it’s a rotten thing and people are just making the best of it.) … Continue reading

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Predicted this years ago

Imperial has-been and island nation Londonistan is leading the international community into the dysgenic cyberpunk future. Possibly ground zero for the great war between the West and the Mohammedans, we’ll see. The bomb made everything all weird; the superviruses are … Continue reading

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All education reforms are foolish

I’ve decided to elevate this from a maxim to a principle because I’ve never seen a counterexample. “The Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest public school system in the United States, announced a five-year plan today that would add at least … Continue reading

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BJJ notes

Back escape from a seatbelt grip This escape assumes you have allowed your opponent to take your back and hook your legs with his heels, but hasn’t yet gotten to a rear naked choke. His arms are clasped around your … Continue reading

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Some potential physiognomy dimensions

Promised myself I’d put up three posts this morning. Cross-posting will have to do. Should have noticed this about a year ago. Here are some possible dimensions to add to the physiognomy: Occipital: Unfocused, positive, optimistic, materialistic Parietal: Focused, negative, … Continue reading

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Phrenology is back in style

Nazis may not have been moral exemplars, but they did put a man on the moon: We used geometric morphometrics to determine which facial traits are associated with the perception of intelligence, as well as with intelligence as measured by … Continue reading

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Unraveling the clusterfuck

…that is higher education. It’s starting to make more sense how American universities are starting to take on absurd characteristics. Koreans score high, both in South Korea and in the US, but their educational system is absurd. Here is Ripley’s … Continue reading

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Quoting conversations is almost like writing original material

From a Vox Popoli thread: Idle, How long would it take you and a small group of similar minds to rebuild the various fields of physics from scratch and compare notes for consistency? What about mathematics? I haven’t decided whether … Continue reading

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