Thursday, May 6, 2021

Boat lifts

 We saw the marine railway in Ontario, which looks a bit like the Russian lift in this thread.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Pedro Domingos

 

Invisible hand: things that are done for private benefit but turn out to be for the public good. Invisible foot: things that are done for the public good but turn out to be for private benefit.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

McWhorter on cops

 There are problems with American cops killing people, but they are not essentially racial. Here.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Ginning up riots

 You need to click on the photo to see what CBS cropped out.  There is no innocent explanation for this, CBS is ginning up riots. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DuckDuckGo vs Google

 Here.

I use DDG — which is really an anonymizer wrapped around Bing — as my default. I find it works better than Google most of the time. Really obscure stuff is better with Google. 

There are better browsers than Chrome too. On iOS I like Perfect and Brave. 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Quackometer on sex

 An excellent article on the confusion of sex and gender. Plus butterflies.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

False Witness

 Not all lies are the same. What we used to call bearing false witness is worse than lying about how many watched your inauguration. Biden doubles down.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Visualizing General Relativity

 A brilliant video discussing how to use graphics to illustrate General Relativity. 

Friday, March 12, 2021

QPQ Micro reviews, a bump

An old post I occasionally update, reviews of mysteries by Patrick Quentin aka Q. Patrick aka Jonathan Stagge. Updated today.