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What if the humanity became infertile?

The Importance of the Afterlife. SeriouslyI get the point Samuel Scheffler makes about humanity losing purpose if “the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed 30 days after your death”. Bu...

GTD review buddies

I try to stay reasonably productive at work and at home with a variation on the GTD system. Several aspects of that system work quite well, but one thing I have been really terrible at doing is the...

My iPhone Home Screen

This weekend I reorganized my iPhone home screen like this: iPhone Home Screen I tried not to fill the entire screen, keeping one full row empty and one spot in the bottom row, to encourag...

My "wonderworld" does not include business trips

2030s Cognitive Machines: a glimpse of life in a future wonderworld Getting ready to fly to a conference, my auto-drive electric car rolls its top down on this warm day In this article, you have: “...

Real mobile computing

Revenge of the NerdsThis 2002 article by Paul Graham contains the following remark:<blockquote class="tr_bq">as software shifts off the desktop and onto servers (a future even Microsoft seems...

About yourself

Daniel Miessler’s About pageI only discovered Daniel’s websites recently, thanks to my brother. It looks like Daniel and I largely share a worldview. The difference, of course, is that his website ...

Meat without the hurt

The world's first cruelty-free hamburger <blockquote class="tr_bq">My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal ...

Science, defended

Science Is Not Your Enemy, by Steven PinkerThis is just a beautifully written piece. I am grateful to people like Steven Pinker for being able to present ideas so clearly. It’s not that I have lear...

Facebook: quality vs. quantity

Why Are Dead People Liking Stuff On Facebook? If Facebook can’t get this under control, what does that say about the value of its data? The persistence of these fake likes is an unnerving thing...

Canada the "rogue, reckless petrostate"

Oh, Canada<blockquote class="tr_bq">Over the last decade, as oil prices increased fivefold, oil companies invested approximately $160 billion to develop bitumen in Alberta, and it has finally...