Monthly Archives: August 2017

Innocent pranks of the sort that do not land people in prison

Credits to: buzzfeed.com, pinterest.com, bustle.com, lovetoknow.com and fun-stuff-to-do.com   1) Make a friend orange juice, but it’s made using the cheese from Kraft Dinner instead of being orange juice. ha ha ha 2) When visiting a friend, set up multiple alarms … Continue reading

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World Economic Forum (the Davos billionaire’s club) advice on what makes a great employee, contrasted with behaviours promoted for “targeted individuals”

The World Economic Forum published a description of what makes great employees, with a focus on personality aspects. This post is a rough draft which compares a) the main points of advice disseminated by the billionaires’ club with b) behaviours … Continue reading

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Clubbing people and throwing piss at them does not tend to win them over

Dignified nonviolent resistance and disciplined civil disobedience are more conducive to demonstrating a sincere ethical commitment to a better, non-racist society than clubbing people and hurling piss at them. More at Project Syndicate.

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Apparently not many criminals are aware of this

Anything to the effect of “I will harass you until you understand that the situation is that I will fuck with you endlessly until I can be sure that you will not report me” – is blackmail. Blackmail is a … Continue reading

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Information technology and peace

Existing statistical indicators of war, even under the assumption that they accurately reflect the reality on the ground (e.g., capture most or all deaths, etc., in a conflict), are not sensitive to psychological warfare, inclusive of that which abuses neuroeffective … Continue reading

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Neighbour ay-bah lift my soul (a.k.a., fig and papaya family)

Neighbour ay-bah lift my soul When we want to lift your soul oh my dear new neighbour We will aya pah we will aya pa Your fickta amalee When we want to lift your soul Oh my ear-ewe neighbour We … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme court recognises the right of a citizen to be the master of his body and mind

A recent Indian Supreme Court decision overrules two previous decisions (from decades previous), and privacy as a fundamental right is now ruled as having a constitutional basis. The main present relevance is Aadhaar, a biometrics-based ID scheme increasingly required for … Continue reading

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NYT quote of the day

“The Negro has a callus growing on his soul, and it’s getting harder and harder to hurt him there.” — Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights activist who died on Saturday, writing about being beaten in an Alabama jail … Continue reading

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Facebook and free speech

Today Facebook requested my phone number to verify identity. I had posted a single message which contained a link to a current project (directly related to the raise d’etre of the groups I’d joined), requesting feedback and input. Specifically, it … Continue reading

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On comparing yourself to others (or not)

“I never compare myself with anybody, but I learn from everybody, including presumptuous idiots.” – Mark Twain “Compare to gain liberating perspective.” (pierce illusions about superiority and inferiority) – Ming Hai The possibility to compare yourself to people who accomplished … Continue reading

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