A Real World Out There?

This world is not the world I remember. It has been some years, how many I do not know. But it goes beyond that. Changes over the time I’ve been away I could expect and understand. But this – these changes – go beyond mere alterations made by the passage of time. Something fundamental isContinue reading “A Real World Out There?”

Interesting Things: 15/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Socialism Chic — The Hot Fashion of Young Ignoramuses Stereotypes Are Often Harmful, and Accurate A Labour MP who won’t let Theresa May beat her on authoritarianism Yes Mr Jones, this is how democracy works Why students *heart* Stalin A Better Theory of the Human Soul Age is noContinue reading “Interesting Things: 15/09/2018”

Interesting Things: 11/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Killing the Planning System Will Indeed Save the High Street When Censorship Is Crowdsourced Can we reform our rancid political debate? Even High Street retailers don’t think there should be an Amazon tax Feels of Steel Serena Williams has set back the cause of women’s equality See something, say nothing,Continue reading “Interesting Things: 11/09/2018”

Interesting Things 01/09/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Of course we don’t know what the AI algorithms do, that’s the point of using them Diversity Quotas Kill Comedy Why can’t people in the UK access the website of the Arizona Daily Star? Why is a BBC executive calling for the removal of middle-aged white men from television? Why we needContinue reading “Interesting Things 01/09/2018”

How Computers Became Ubiquitous

Fumigate Sockdrawer became the world’s foremost computer scientists at an unusually young age. He developed one of the leading software programs that became essential for every computer in the home or workplace in the early years of the internet. Sockdrawer was also instrumental in the growth of the internet from a hobbyist pastime to theContinue reading “How Computers Became Ubiquitous”

Interesting Things 21/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Chatbot http://dilbert.com/strip/2018-08-19 Is Political Correctness Killing Entertainment? https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/political-correctness-killing-entertainment Quote of the day…on the sugar tax http://theviewfromcullingworth.blogspot.com/2018/08/quote-of-dayon-sugar-tax.html Samizdata quote of the day https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/samizdata-quote-of-the-day-1098/ Norms of Good Governance: Where Do They Come From? https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/norms-of-good-governance-where-do-they-come-from/ The New McCarthyism: Blacklisting in Academia https://quillette.com/2018/08/17/the-new-mccarthyism-blacklisting-in-academia/ The NHS as an elegant exposition of the failure ofContinue reading “Interesting Things 21/08/2018”

Interesting Things 18/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: No, an Invitation to Debate Isn’t a Catcall http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/no-an-invitation-to-debate-isnt-a-catcall/21695 Consumers will pick up the bill for an ‘Amazon tax’ on innovation https://capx.co/consumers-will-pick-up-the-bill-for-an-amazon-tax-on-innovation/ Je Suis Boris https://telgroup.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/je-suis-boris/ If Straights Can’t Play Gays, Does That Mean Gays Can’t Play Straights? http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/sex/if-straights-cant-play-gays-does-that-mean-gays-cant-play-straights/ Skyfall – 12 Aug 2018 – Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/geoff-moore/43991009211 30 AlbumContinue reading “Interesting Things 18/08/2018”

Interesting Things 14/08/18

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Do Britain’s Muslims Have a Right Not to be Offended? https://quillette.com/2018/08/11/do-britains-muslims-have-a-right-not-to-be-offended/ Boris And The Burka – To Be British Is To Take The Piss Out Of Everything http://www.continentaltelegraph.com/culture/boris-and-the-burka-to-be-british-is-to-take-the-piss-out-of-everything/ Rowan Atkinson hits the nail on the head yet again https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/rowan-atkinson-hits-the-nail-on-the-head-yet-again/ Phil Hammond’s misunderstanding the rates problem and Amazon https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/phil-hammonds-misunderstanding-the-rates-problem-and-amazon?format=amp SamContinue reading “Interesting Things 14/08/18”

Interesting Things 11/08/2018

A miscellany of recent interesting links: Boys lead the way https://www.samizdata.net/2018/08/boys-lead-the-way/ Economic Myths #10 – Taxes Benefit “Us” https://misesuk.org/2018/08/08/economic-myths-10-taxes-benefit-us/ A Stoic Response to Beauty https://dailystoic.com/a-stoic-response-to-beauty/ Moral Panic, Then and Now https://quillette.com/2018/08/08/moral-panic-then-and-now/ Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/why-the-left-is-so-afraid-of-jordan-peterson/567110/ I may consult you later https://jandbvwebster.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/i-may-consult-you-later/  

The Dating Game

There have, in recent years been many iterations of the dating app on mobile phones for people interested in meeting others for romantic-ish entanglements. However, all dating apps have one fatal flaw. After many years in public use, it has become increasingly clear that the people who use these dating apps are the last peopleContinue reading “The Dating Game”

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