1 year ago in Everything
With advertising, we can enjoy many services free of charge.
 1 year ago in Everything
Markets are the worst way to determine any value [..] Nevertheless we haven't yet found a better way of estimating the value of things.
 1 year ago in Everything
When meritocrats and technocrats fail to seize power, extinction ensues.
 1 year ago in Everything
I really love how the class names of the various warships are, lets say, less than subtle. Something of a self referential reminder that in war, one must accept that you're always the villain of someone's story, and war is never pretty.
 1 year ago in Everything
there is only room for 1% of the people, in the top 1%
 1 year ago in Everything
My kids are obsessed. Literally everything they say to me starts with "Daddy, on minecraft, ...." It's all they talk about, including with each other. They even act it out in playtime. Although as someone who has never played I basically understand nothing they are telling me.

It seems pretty creative tho, and they seem to be learning a lot from it, so not too bothered.
 2 years ago in Everything
humans are [..] large groups of people
 2 years ago in Everything
We see Tiananmen Square pop up all the time not because of its major historical significance, but because of the attempts by certain governments to censor it.
 2 years ago in Everything
Pay-per-hour would lead to shorter, more thoughtful games, rather than long grindy ones.
 2 years ago in Everything
Instead of roasting big companies (because... privacy?) we should work together. This picture does more harm, because it view companies purely as enemies.
 2 years ago in Everything
Are you shaming HN users for trying to monetize something?
 2 years ago in Everything
OK, if 13 year old girls do soft porn videos, totally on their own, I'd call that empowerment. I don't get the distinction from 13 year old guys doing videos about whatever they're into.
 2 years ago in Everything
if we don't pass our best genes down to our children we are hurting future generations. I suspect the fact that we've turned so against eugenics goes hand in hand with the fact that we've also destroyed the environment, the financial well-being, and even the mental health of the next generation (especially here in America)
 2 years ago in Everything
You are part of the vocal, online minority that doesn't look at Mint and cringe because it looks so amateur and dated.
 2 years ago in Everything
China is a democracy. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elections_in_China
 2 years ago in Everything
Terraforming Mars, or maybe just create a habitable satellite is easier than saving the earth.
 2 years ago in Everything
What these reports often seem to ignore is that there is still biodiversity within our cities--sometimes a lot of it.
 2 years ago in Everything
We do all sorts of ugly things to animals in the name of science. :/ But we learn all sorts of interesting and useful things from it, so... it's one of those trolley problem things.
 2 years ago in Everything
I would encourage countries like China or Russia to develop cheap mass drone swarm systems that can deny access to airspace to any adversary. A country could sell this sort of service for hundreds of billions of dollars to another country like an insurance policy. Entire wars could be made impossible. It would be great progress for the world.

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