Teach the Unemployed to Code? yeah right

Bill Ramz Paul Gates has another video You can tell he has an engineering background because his thought process is concise and direct, and he doesn’t ramble that much. I agree that teaching the employed to code as a solution to technological unemployment and globalization,…

Politics are overrated? it depends

Bill Gates Paul put out this video: Politics are overrated. Bill seems to have taken more black pills than usual. He’s not wrong about the lack of progress under Trump, or how things mostly feel the same–albeit with some incremental changes here and there– regardless…

Why Harvard Is Right to Discriminate Against Asians: Response

This article is going viral on UNZ Why Harvard Is Right to Discriminate Against Asians. This article is pretty bad and makes major unsubstantiated claims. I am surprised Ron Unz would even publish it. Insulting his readers’ intelligence for a few thousand clicks seems like…

Don’t feel too sorry for the Reddit moderators

Every few months or so, publications such as Wired remind us about the plight of Reddit moderators, who are on the front lines of fighting spam and trolls, all for no pay. Should we feel grateful or sorry for them. I don’t. If being a…

The opportunity, lost

I keep being right over and over again. Back in March 2019, I wrote that the first term of the Trump presidency was effectively over and that there would be no legislation ,or much of any progress on anything. So far, it looks like i…

The intellectual-web, part 2

In part one I discuss the emergence of an online subculture, so-called intellectual-web. In part two, I will describe additional characteristics of this nascent ‘movement’ or identity. It’s not unified by a set of goals or objectives in the way a political movement is, but…

Why persuasion and negotiation techniques are (probably) useless

Over the past few years or so, there has been a ton of interest in persuasion and negotiation techniques. A Google search reveals dozens of articles about so-called “FBI negotiation tactics” and guides and how-to lists on how to be more persuasive. People have published…

The intellectual-web: an emergent online culture

I’m sure everyone is familiar with the IDW, but I think there is a related intellectual movement, the intellect-o-web–that Unlike the IDW–which describes a closely-linked network of experts, pundits, and academics, who have large platforms and occasionally espouse controversial and politically incorrect ideas–describes a shared…

There is no excuse

There is blogger and podcaster whose identity I will not disclose, but given all of the clues supplied in this article it should not be that hard to figure out, who is tangentially related to the alt-right but in recent years has disavowed the movement….

Hillary would have been worse, but

An argument I commonly hear online by Vox Day and others, is something along the lines of: “Trump is better than the alternative” “…at least he’s not Hillary…” “Hillary would have been worse…” “Hillary is even more pro-Israel than Trump…” “Hillary would have caused X,Y,…