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here’s your weekly dose of treats 💌
a weekly list of goodies, ideas, pieces of research, principles, models, and other random stuff curated by Robert

fiery stuff I've been ingesting
  1. June 2022 Skywatching Tips from Nasa
  2. How to build a warm farm (1) + (2)
  3. End-of-history illusion
  4. Simone de Beauvoir
  5. Rectal cancer disappears after experimental use of Immunotherapy
  6. Moral progress
  7. WWDC 2022 - June 6 | Apple 
  8. Conscious AI responds to Elon Musk
  9. Scifi Hifi
  10. How Queen Elizabeth dealt with prime ministers from Winston Churchill to Boris Johnson
  11. Film Theory: Naruto Run is BEST Run and Do you get any benefit from running like Naruto?
  12. OLED 4k TV as PC Monitor (2 years later)
  13. Unreal Engine 5: train station in Toyama, Japan
  14. Unreal Engine 5: GTA San Andreas Remake
  15. Does reading on the internet give the same benefits of reading books?
  16. Will you learn better from reading on screen or on paper?
  17. How people read online: old and new findings
  18. Could this device have changed medieval European history?
  19. The rise and fall of Hooters Air
  20. Google’s plan to talk about caste bias led to ‘division and rancor’
  21.  Exponential growth devours and corrupts
  22. 7 countries that changed their names — and why
  23. Notes on effective altruism
  24. Brutal sect of Chechens executed Russian troops in Ukraine
  25. For Ludwig Wittgenstein, language is a game, but not a frivolous one
  26. The political leanings of Lord of the Rings characters
  27. Distributism
  28. Is monarchy a good system of government?
  29. List of unresolved problems in Chemistry + What is the greatest problem in chemistry that we are trying to solve?
  30. Who is the smarter person in the world? Sabrinaa Gonzalez Pasterski (clickbait, but still) - she built her own plane
Twitter slipbox
Venkatesh Rao
Started watching prehistoric planet on Apple TV… something surreal about how Attenborough takes his standard style for living species straight to simulated renderings of prehistoric ones. The CGI is really good. If you didn’t know you’d think it’s just a real nature documentary
Nathan Ruser
On average, 13.68% of the Ukrainian equipment that Russia has claimed to destroy can be independently verified by @oryxspioenkop's accounting. This is compared to 44.58% of Ukraine's claims that can be independently verified.
Blake Robbins
a simple site that highlights the best mobile games that don’t require wifi/data.
Matt Navarra
meta photoshopped apple logo  off zuckerberg's macbook
YouTube essays
The Art of Long-form Texting
The Art of Long-form Texting
war 🇺🇦
Where once the main sources of wealth were material assets such as gold mines, wheat fields and oil wells, today the main source of wealth is knowledge. And whereas you can seize oil fields by force, you cannot acquire knowledge that way. The profitability of conquest has declined as a result.
🇺🇦 You can donate to support the people in Ukraine.
All funds will be used to help those in need, affected by armed conflict, blood collection, mobilization of volunteers and resources, and emergency activities.
Disclaimer: There is no such thing as unbiased news. You can call it “less biased news”. There are numerous other biases that can influence news reporting too.
Overt political bias is probably the least concerning aspect of a democracy because it is simple to identify and weigh. 
The more concerning biases in news reporting today are those that are more subtle, such as financial incentives and self-censorship of topics. Many topics are simply not covered, and the mainstream media does not question why.
Other places
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— Robert
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