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Become Who You Are: “To become static is to be rigid, to become like a corpse. By contrast, it is the essence of life to be dynamic and changing.” Psychology Today Chess City: “A Monument To An Impossible Dream”: “[Former Kalmykia president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov] believed that chess was a force for good in the world. So he…
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Important Shit Interviews

INTERVIEW: Sonya Mann — Cryptocurrency, Cypherpunk, and Exit

Every few months or so I read a blog post or longform essay that animates me in such a way that I have to go back and read it a few more times or share it aloud with my significant other. “The Conversations that Cryptocurrency Killed,” authored by Bay Area writer Sonya Mann at the…
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INTERVIEW: Justin Murphy #WeirdPoliticalTheory

For the past several months, I’ve been drawn to a cluster of Twitter users who employ the #CaveTwitter hashtag, which has led me down a rabbit hole of some of the funniest, strangest, and smartest discussions in social media. “Weird Political Theory” might be the most apt descriptor for this particular corner of online life,…
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LINKS BIOMIMICRY Underwater GPS Inspired by Shrimp Eyes: A few years ago, U.S. and Australian researchers developed a special camera inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp that can see the polarization patterns of light waves, which resemble those in a rope being waved up and down. That means the bio-inspired camera can detect how…
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What the Hell is Going on in the World? LINKS 02/11/18

AMERICA Justin Raimondo on the United States’ perpetual attempts to create false bogeymen nemeses: The United States currently has no rivals worthy of the name anywhere on earth. Not Russia, not China, not anyone or anything can compete with the US as the premier superpower – the one and only “hyper-power,” as the French have…
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Information Chaos

Some of the best writing on “sensemaking” online comes via Jordan Greenhall, who runs an assortment of blogs at Medium. Greenhall’s “Situational Assessment” posts are a must-read for anyone attempting to understand the information chaos of our day-to-day lives. The gist of Greenhall’s position seems to be that World War III has been underway for…
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