One-liners for April 29, 2011

April 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

No time to blog this week, but I wanted to share a few links.

1. Coming soon to a country near you? “In Pakistan the electricity is now turned off for 18-20 hours some days in many cities and 20 hours in rural villages.”

2. Possibly moot after March 11, but… “I’m not sure this is the best option because if we do manage to replace oil with nuclear power, it will enable us to continue destroying the planet in hundreds of ways.”

3. Agritourism, a.k.a. migrant worker fantasy camp.

4. Great line: “It’s like playing flag football thinking that NFL scouts are watching.”

5. And for good measure, my favorite Overcoming Bias post from the past week: “Good thing we don’t have a fountain of youth pill, right? Actually, our real situation is worse.”

One-liners from December 2, 2010

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One-liners from December 1, 2010

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One-liners from November 30, 2010

November 30th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

New thing here.

Ok, so only important blogs get to do “links” posts (’cause who needs my traffic?), so please do not consider this a links post. I only aim to be a less annoying human from now on by consolidating off-hand quips and commentaries into near-daily blog posts instead of individual links that once polluted my friends’ Twitter and Facebook feeds. (And because I’m so courteous, I’ll even post these late at night when most people are in bed.)

  • Worldchanging, one of the most educational, insightful, balanced, and legitimately constructive sites on the net is shutting down due to lack of funding.
  • Illinois house screws up vote on the only issue that matters.
  • Bryan Caplan: “But for discrimination against the most despised minority of all, illegal immigrants, Americans firmly believe that greed trumps prejudice.  And that’s why discrimination against illegals isn’t just legally allowed, but required.”
  • Headline of the day: Brian Cashman to rappel as elf
  • Almost a week old, but a great commentary from The Oil Drum on the history—and hopefully the future—of gift economies.
  • Techdirt is bewildered. Wouldn’t it be harder to not find a picture of Julian Assange? (I know that makes no sense, but seriously Interpol…)
  • Quirky but (apparently) legit investment advice from Cheap Talk: Buy stocks now, and sell them in January to take advantage of investor irrationality.