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Telling people how we will horribly mess things up probably won't change anyone's views


How Western Civilization Ended, Circa 2014 |

You don’t know it yet. There’s no way that you could. But 400 years from now, a historian will write that the time in which you’re now living is the “Penumbral Age” of human history—meaning, the period when a dark shadow began to fall over us all.

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It could happen: "Next on Fox - Start-up Battlefield"

The whole idea of a battlefield for startups is ridiculous. Have a love-in for startups. A be-in.


Gack! It’s like making starting up a company into a reality show.

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Sometimes, even peer-review makes a mistake - microbiomes and rugby players

Please make it stop – overselling the microbiome award for rugby, exercise, microbiome stories

Well, I think today’s lesson is, many people, including many scientists and science reporters, just do not get that there is a difference between correlation and causation.

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Cloud villages not my cup of tea

Software Is Reorganizing the World.

Software Is Reorganizing the World.


Is this a generational thing? I like to have a home of my own, not a communal house of vagabonds.

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Maybe Elon Musk will disrupt military contract competitions

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Fights for Military Market Access

There’s a custom in Washington that U.S. defense contractors don’t talk trash about their competitors, at least not in public.

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