Friday

1. Steve Sailer on power posing:

http://www.unz.com/isteve/how-andrew-gelman-hurt-the-feelings-of-the-power-posing-lady/

2. Revolting creature, talentless:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/chelsea-handlers-netflix-show-canceled-2-seasons-1050194

3. More bollox:

https://hub.jhu.edu/2017/10/17/brain-training-exercise/

4. More lunacy:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-rabobank-sustainability/rabobank-u-n-launch-1-billion-fund-to-boost-sustainable-farming-idUSKBN1CL2Y2

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15505946

5. Yes:

Sexual-harassment allegations can make you rich.

6. Where do they stash their bitcoins?

https://qz.com/1103310/photos-the-secret-swiss-mountain-bunker-where-millionaires-stash-their-bitcoins/

7. Meanwhile, the Amazonians:

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/17/10/18/1443208/amazons-next-big-bet-is-letting-you-communicate-without-a-smartphone-says-alexas-chief-scientist

And:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/18/child_smartwatch_privacy_peril/

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

7 comments for “Friday

  1. dearieme
    October 20, 2017 at 10:59

    I won’t read Samizdata because it’s typed white-on-dark. Idiot effing decision by someone.

    • October 20, 2017 at 12:22

      Very difficult reading white writing on dark.

  2. microdave
    October 20, 2017 at 11:53

    “Letting you communicate without a smart phone”

    What, do you mean an ORDINARY phone? Or even, God forbid, speaking face to face???

  3. October 20, 2017 at 14:11

    Mine is white on dark. Its the decor.

  4. dearieme
    October 20, 2017 at 15:25

    Two tin cans and a length of waxed string held taught.

    • dearieme
      October 20, 2017 at 19:28

      “taut”

      I’ll blame the software.

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