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EGO People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study: According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and meditation. But

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BAP Beach Nietzsche: A Review of Bronze Age Mindset Suppose Nietzsche was a “Chad” — what then? Suppose instead of being the sickly incel who alienated the few friends he had, was thrice rejected by the one woman he proposed marriage to, and sold hardly any copies of his self-published books — suppose that he

Sunday Night Links

ALIENS Pam Weintraub: After centuries searching for extraterrestrial life, we might find that first contact is not with organic creatures at all When our first encounter or detection finally occurs, it could be a machine intelligence that appears in our sights. The idea is not truly new. Back in the 1940s, the mathematician John von

Sunday Twitter Aggregate

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Evening Link Aggregations

BLOCKCHAIN There’s a new religion based on blockchain: …there’s now a religion built on the Ethereum blockchain. Its founder, Matt Liston, is the former CEO of Augur, a blockchain-supported prediction platform. Liston’s departure from Augur was contentious, and just last week he filed a lawsuit for $152 million against his former employer. Liston unveiled his

Friday Night Twitter Aggregation

pic.twitter.com/iTOXrgERav — Plume (@nature_toujours) June 1, 2018 USSR. On the roads of Ural, early 1990s. Photo by Igor Gavrilov pic.twitter.com/fWDLUYNFO7 — Soviet Visuals (@sovietvisuals) June 1, 2018 we must create vicious neo-cetaceans to survive the acid oceans. something has to eat all the fucking jellyfsh pic.twitter.com/ObffYWVRis — ⊂´⌒つ・ω・)つ (@cockydooody) May 28, 2018 First wave pic.twitter.com/2JXm77yXUp

afternoon link aggregation

BLOCKCHAIN Scott Locklin: “I don’t want to work on your shitty blockchain project: especially you, Facebook“: Facebook is a narcissism factory which causes moral panics, ridiculous rumor propagation, argument between friends, social fragmentation, alienation and even mass suicide. It’s also so obviously rotting the social fabric of the internet and society at large, even the

twitter aggregations e.g. unplaces, night, void wandering, etc

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a.m. link aggregations

MUSIC Music as a repellant — Bach at the Burger King: Baroque music seems to make the most potent repellant. “[D]espite a few assertive, late-Romantic exceptions like Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff,” notes critic Scott Timberg, “the music used to scatter hoodlums is pre-Romantic, by Baroque or Classical-era composers such as Vivaldi or Mozart.” Public administrators seldom

LINKS May 21

DICTATORS Daniel Kalder on what he’s learned upon reading several books written by dictators. Fidel Castro was a great admirer of Ernest Hemingway. He met the hard living, Nobel Prize winning author twice, and kept a signed photo of “Papa” on his desk. Unlike Hemingway, however, Castro was not known for his brevity and could

LINKS May 7

CRYPTO Matthew Pirkowski on the concept of “Distributed Valerism“: Distributed Valerism shifts economic focus away from concerns regarding the centralized management of ownership and toward the long-tail dynamics of value representation, storage, and transaction within a behavioral landscape adapted to the novel physical and game theoretic constraints of an information economy. Where possible, I seek
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