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reasons my daughter has woken me up in the middle of the night:

"DADDY! I got a boogers!"

"DADDY! My teeth! My TEEEETH!" (her teeth were fine but she had a bad dream about them)

"DADDY! I can't see anything!" (she had gotten stuck underneath the fitted sheet of her mattress)

"DADDY! We have to go downstairs find my little pants!"

"DADDY! Where are my EYES?" (I had to reassure her they were still in her face as usual)

"DADDY! Stop playing my 小狗游戏! You can't play it, it's mine!"

“What would Yossarian do?”

“What would Seneca do?”

“What would Jesus do?”

“What would Hume do?”

Starting to question the wisdom of being a free agent exposed to the economic elements during the great weirding. The risks are slowly mounting.

Beef-only government 🤔

Government that is limited in complexity by worst case complexity that can be handled by shutdown games

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"A domain-based abstraction is more easily understood and adopted. A math-based abstraction is often misunderstood and abused." -- Carlo Pescio (

@johnhenry Is there more to Yarvin being out than the line he's putting out?

Nothing worth understanding is worth live debating. Knowledge production progresses by stretching out debates in time. Debate dilation. Even a few seconds of deliberative delay between debate moves increases the intelligence. This is why Twitter at its best is much wittier than live conversation.

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Living on the edge of a bubble: a new theory of the universe
(Plus- R.B. Braithwaite)
“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you”*…

Fumble with the fundamentals:

@ykgoon get a sleep study to eliminate physiological things like sleep apnea. I did it last year and now sleep better with a cpap machine. Shoulda done it years ago.

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Related: this twitter thread was literally a car-crash I couldn't turn away from, being updated in real-time.

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I have this pet theory that toxoplasmosis, though “non-symptomatic” in many cases, actually sets the stage for the brain to begin rewiring itself for more individualism(or insanity). Similar to how infected rats become “braver” and so easier for cats to catch.

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on my way to work this morning, a guy crossing the street next to me kept repeating under his breath:

"information equals eternal life... information equals eternal life... information equals eternal life..."

uh, cool theory, bro?

You can make any regular history sound sexy these days by calling it ‘secret history’. Simply because normies don’t read anything more complex than blog posts written at Medium level now. If it is known in a more complex form, it’s effectively a secret.

“...From a dollars-and-cents perspective, absolutely, at least at the beginning: the absolute dollars available on hardware far outweigh whatever is available for a service business. Indeed, this is what so often attracts service-oriented businesses in the first place. In the long-run, though, services are usually more profitable: revenue is more regular, and margins are higher; hardware is only better if there is sustainable differentiation.”

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