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Month: October 2020

How to Buy Your Dream Motorcycle

Finding your very first motorcycle can be just as exhilarating as getting on it and going for that first ride. While you might be so excited about getting your dream bike that you’re not too worried about the details, it’s important to be pragmatic as well when thinking about your dream motorcycle. There are many […]

I mean, it makes sense, but then again…?

In short, the bank is already and at all times bankrupt; but its bankruptcy is only revealed when customers get suspicious and precipitate “bank runs.” No other business experiences a phenomenon like a “run.” No other business can be plunged into bankruptcy overnight simply because its customers decide to repossess their own property. No other […]

TED talk notes #3, Noah Feldman: Politics and religion are technologies

politics and religion are analyzable as technologies, via conceptual design democracy is a way to channel power from many into hands of few Islam – means of construing universe as way to bring salvation to its followers to achieve goals: peace, justice, equality as viewed within its doctrine there isn’t a clear symbol for democracy or Islam, as […]

TED talk notes #2, Jill Tarter: Why the search for alien intelligence matters

“we live on a fragile island of life” “if we’re alone…incredible waste of space” discovering other cultured civilizations could enhance humanity’s bonds with each other “we’re a billion year lineage of wandering stardust” SETI began 50 years ago sun is one of 400 billion stars in Milky Way, among 100 billion other galaxies (!) the […]

Finally some unemployment numbers that reflect reality

A short and highly recommended read: America’s true unemployment rate To this day, to be officially counted as unemployed you need to be earning no money at all, and you need to be actively looking for work. Only 46.1% of white Americans over the age of 16 — and a mere 40.8% of Black Americans […]

Interesting excerpts from the CFTC case against Bitmex

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, […]

5 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

As the winter weather approaches, the roads will quickly become more hazardous to cars and trucks on the road. Whether you live in the alpine forests of Grand Rapids or the mountains of Albuquerque, icy pavement and flurries can make it dangerous to be out on the highway. It doesn’t take long for conditions to […]

Michael Saylor is a bull bull bull – a bunch of notes from his podcast appearances

Here are some news stories if you’re not familiar with Saylor’s background and recent actions: MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor on His $425M Bitcoin Bet MicroStrategy buys $250M in Bitcoin as CEO says it’s superior to cash MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor Issues Statement He’s even re-directed one of his domains, hope.com, to Microstrategy’s list of curated resources […]