erlang-questions: A tale of push VS pull and authority VS lolberty

I just plowed through my email backlog for the first time in a long time to find that the venerable and seemingly eternal resource for n00bs and webtards in need sage graybeard advice known as the “erlang-questions” mailing list is now deprecated by the Erlang Something-or-other (Foundation? whatever). I suppose this means they intend to […]

Geopol: What use are peaceful protests?!?

A little over half the population in the (loosely defined) West currently feel unrepresented by their governments, particularly in the context of draconian and laughably ineffective (if the stated purpose is to be believed…) COVID measures, universal media shenanigans and election troubles. In a video I did a few months ago I explained how the […]

Nonsensical Surveys

At the bottom of some mystery fear porn article on MSN about it being such a puzzle that Japan is doing fine despite no mandates, no lockdowns, no shutdowns, etc. this survey appeared asking readers how they felt about about Japan’s “handling” of the situation: This is ridiculous as there is no option for “This […]

How to Destroy the Middle Class

Step 1: Impose a tax on unrealized capital gains right before hyperinflation takes off.Step 2: Sit back and enjoy the show — you’re done! The above is not an exaggeration. Don’t think only about crypto and stock holdings. Think bigger. Your car, your house, your clothes, your dog, the food in your refrigerator, and any […]

Space-Based Solar Done Right

Anyone who gives a bit of honest thought to the so-called “renewable energy” market cannot escape the conclusion that the vast majority of it is fake — politicians creating a moral panic to grant themselves unquestionable authority over appropriations and then handing appropriated funds over to losing ventures run by their friends and family that […]

Random: T’Challa’s Song

Once upon a time, a student asked his music teacher the most difficult philosophical question in all of music and received wisdom. T’Challa: “Teacher, there are so many instruments to pick from, which one is the best?”Mrs. Ngudu: “Which is the best? You are the best instrument, T’Challa. All the music comes from you! Do […]

Geopol: How moral responsibility maps to the consciousness spectrum

Continuing on with the foundations of geopolitics (and this one is also part of the foundations of general moral philosophy — but I’ll get into that later), this video discusses consciousness as a spectrum and how moral responsibility maps to that. This particular video is podcast style with just a still image over it as […]