Category Archives: Travel

This is where I’ve spent pretty much every penny I make after covering basics over the last ten years, and I know how to get a lot for a travelling dollar. I expect to be engaging in more commercial and development work on the road now, but travel itself is at least as much the goal as profit- or benevolence-driven motives.

So much to learn, so much to see, so much to experience. Maybe I’ll post some photos, or perhaps I’ll add a travel blog side as an opportunity to jot down stuff and improve access to all those awesome memories. For me, or anyone else who cares to read. Practical details of buses, trains, hotels, annoyances, visas, etc, etc, will be included as a online resource when travelling through areas that have poorly documented information in those regards.

40 million people speak a language that I’ve never heard of before. And the name of that language sounds like “Canada”

Quite the shocker to find out that 40 million people speak a language that is called the same thing as our country if from, but never to have heard it. Kannada is the dominant language of Karnataka, and is one … Continue reading

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Strange proofs of anti-semitism which are an insult to the spirit of Holocaust remembrance

If you mention that you ever met some Jewish people, then if you disagree with policy of the State of Israel, therefore mentioning having met Jewish individuals is evidence that you are antisemitic.   I believe that it is wrong … Continue reading

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Poetic justice for AGW denialism via betting markets?

Someone should start a sea level betting market. Samoans and others can take positions which will pay out around the time they start to flood. Thanks to widespread ignorance in the largest economy in the world, this should provide a … Continue reading

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Pinpointing the human role in the expansion of the Sahara desert

Growing agricultural addiction had a severe effect on the region’s ecology. As more vegetation was removed by the introduction of livestock, it increased the albedo (the amount of sunlight that reflects off the earth’s surface) of the land, which in … Continue reading

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Netflix CEO on entertainment in 20-50 years

Through Quartz, quoting Netflix CEO at the World Mobile Congress: “It’s tough to think about entertainment,” Hastings said, “when I’m not sure if we’re going to be entertaining you or entertaining AIs.”

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Bikers vs. Angry People on Youtube

A number of “Bikers vs.” series on Youtube feature young males on overpowered tiny motor bikes zipping around and repeatedly breaking laws, while endangering drivers and passers by, in addition to frequently confronting civilians and non-civilians alike for their acts … Continue reading

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Freedom of mobility for both workers and capital holders in the 19th century

As mentioned by TheConversation.com, at one of a number of conferences dedicated to abolishing the passport and ensuring freedom of movement internationally, the International Labour Organization in 1922 stated with respect to international migration in the 19th century: Migration was … Continue reading

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Does high TV or commercial radio consumption increase vulnerability to (more so than directly causing in some particular moment) brainwashing?

I wonder if basically not watching TV or listening to commercial radio for 20 or more years would affect susceptibility to (as compared to a present actuality of) brainwashing. On the one hand, this might lead brainwashing or other lesser … Continue reading

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Challenges for experimentation in 20Mhz-20Ghz-free zones involving political solutions

Generally speaking, it is better to try something at a smaller level before you try it at a larger level. One way to establish 20Mhz-20Ghz-free zones is to have radio receivers located in an un-networked manner that produces a signal … Continue reading

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Christmas message to American holiday goers to Cuba

No offense intended (little doubt it will nevertheless be taken), but a lot of Canadians who formerly travelled to Cuba often are likely to be changing their habits in response to this move. Many made their final trip last year, … Continue reading

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