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Drill baby drill!

[abp:B001MYIPYQ] I learned recently, from the first episode of the PBS documentary The Story of India, that the ancient civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro were wiped out by climate change – not people fighting, using too much fuel, or doing something else destructive to themselves or the planet, but rather just nature taking its [...]

7/28/10 / Supercop

Privacy – or lack thereof – online I haven’t verified these statistics, nor do I plan to, but it is nice to know I’m not losing much by not using Facebook and Google – as in losing privacy and personal information. iPad owners are selfish douchebags Maybe douchebags is a bit harsh, and reflects my [...]

On taking more than we need

I hear the body pisses out whatever extra vitamins and minerals it ingests that it doesn’t need. I also read a few months ago about a study of an ape species that revealed that they only take what they need in the way of food, even if more is available to them. Why can’t we [...]

1/13/10 / Naphta

Song of the day Staind’s It’s been a while: It’s Been A while – Staind And it’s been a while Since I could hold my head up high And it’s been a while since I first saw you And it’s been a while since I could stand on my own two feet again And it’s [...]

12/14/09 / Jaquith

On genius and polymaths I wrote something similar before, but it occurred to me while driving that the canons of so many disciplines are comprised of the works of just a few men. How does it come to be like that? It’s like a big bang of sorts: the early minutes of a new discipline [...]

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