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Daily Habits Checklist #113

Life in Vietnam has largely returned to normal. I’m very thankful for that. But I remain worried about (read: Twitter addicted to) the goings-on in the rest of the world.

TED talk notes #5, John Lloyd: What’s invisible? More than you think
Saturday November 07, 2020

Gravity is weakest and least understood of 4 fundamental forces (strong force, weak force, nuclear) We can’t see consciousness Sufi masters say they’re all telepaths Initially we thought there were 100K genes, continually revised downward, now think only 20K genes By contrast, rice has 38K genes (!) Every cell in your body is replaced at […]

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In particular, America seems to be undergoing the five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance.

Honduras 2020. Nissan holds 21.4% share in a market steadily down 24.8%
Monday November 16, 2020

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It seems like the country has moved past Denial and is now somewhere between Anger and Bargaining. I wonder what Depression will look like.

Not much else to report. Here are some recent interesting quotes:

The only thing you have control over is your attitude toward the present moment – Shaan Puri

Interesting excerpts from the CFTC case against Bitmex
Wednesday October 21, 2020

Below are some excerpts from the CFTC case against Bitmex, which is separate from the DOJ case, whose indictment I haven’t read yet. Excerpts copied verbatim: BitMEX accepted bitcoin deposits worth more than $11 billion from at least 85,000 user accounts with a U.S. nexus. Despite being incorporated in the Seychelles, HDR does not have, […]

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If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else – Ann Landers

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening – Alexander Woollcott

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