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Month: October 2020

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 […]

TED talk notes #1, James Cameron: Before Avatar…a curious boy

I’m adding more TED talk notes to my master list. The talks themselves are rather dated by TED standards (circa 2015 and earlier), but I just discovered them while going through some old files…so they’re new to the blog 🙂 NOTES grew up in Canada, then California as a boy, he liked to draw, loved […]

Morocco Autos Market Report 2010-2025

Morocco Autos Market Report 2010-2025 features historical data and insights plus professional forecast on new vehicles sales by type, manufacturer, brand and model providing an easy-to-use picture of current and future competitive landscape. Research Contents Focus2move Automotive Market Reports provide a comprehensive and extensive overview about this market including information on the cars and light commercial market […]

Genius: A self-interested obsession that becomes useful or important

That’s my one-line takeaway from PG’s essay, The Bus Ticket Theory of Genius. A few excerpts below: Which leads us to the second feature of this kind of obsession: there is no point. A bus ticket collector’s love is disinterested. They’re not doing it to impress us or to make themselves rich, but for its […]

Jonathan Blow shares some powerful, practical, personal advice on mental health

Since I know Jonathan as an indie game developer (an amazingly successful one), I didn’t have an expectation from this online talk he gave on self-motivation, mental health, and elements of stoicism. It was very good. 10/10 would recommend. Some of my notes are below: — Key takeaway: There are 3 aspects – Thoughts, Bodily […]