I, Robert, am slowly moving my Subreply posts to blog

Just played Wordle for the first time. Fun game!

Happy Solstice!

How many people die of loneliness?

Fell into a rabbit hole yesterday evening. Oddly enough, everything I’ve read on familyoftaygeta.com so far actually makes sense and does not contradict any of my existing beliefs

Plane turbulence >> rollercoasters

Is it just me or are there fewer pregnant women out and about lately?

Ban politicians.

The US did not need to nuke Hiroshima and Nagasaki to win the war. It did so as a show of force.

I joined Subreply exactly one year ago. A great place it is!

Why did iCloud’s CSAM detection mechanism ignore Hunter Biden’s account?

Governments steal not just money and freedom, but also happiness.

Buzz! 🐝

Patronyms are cool and useful.

Moo! 🐮

I’m in the market for an electric cabrio car with a plastic-free interior and no wireless communications. Does anyone know a car like this?

The Italian Draghi government is handing out free money “to fight inflation”...

I rarely listen to music. But whenever I do, sensations are extra-powerful.

Life is full of beautiful coïncidences.

Opened stackoverflow.com and began cursing after seeing the horror. I find nothing fun about April Fools’ day, or, how I like to call it, World Fake News day.

I love how the first word I said was “odin”, which means “one” in Russian.

Nothing completed should be too final or too permanent.

Whenever a voice is silenced, take a moment to question the narrative.

Tinder, like almost any dating app, wouldn’t be profitable if it helped people get into a long-term relationship.

The problem with no-code platforms is the platform part: I have to follow certain rules and hope that my account won’t be arbitrarily deäctivated. But the overall idea of no-code is sometimes appealing.

There is no way to comply out of tyranny.

Subtitles are always better than dubbing.

Instead of wasting time in a queue, I spend the same time walking to a queue-free place.

Arno Wellens about the overarching EU.

In Russia, a person does not break the law. The law breaks the person.

Nature is much more beautiful in real life than in photos.

Knowing Italian gives me insight into Latin roots. And that helps with understanding what words really mean.

Deleted my last Google account, more than 11 years after first opening one!

If it can be taken away, it’s a privilege, not a right.

New Caledonia is voting on independence from France tomorrow. I wanted it to remain part of France during the first two referendums (so I could indefinitely stay there visa-free), but this time I want it to secede. Border access is already limited in 2021, and the world needs more sovereign entities protecting their rights.

Do not depend on apps for productivity.

Black is better than navy blue.

In a taxi, sit behind the driver, because he will protect his side first.

If people don’t know that you’re doing something, they assume that you’re doing nothing.

Legal is better.

It’s easy to go along with the flow—even a dead fish can do it.

In Italian and Toki Pona, adjectives follow nouns. That’s logical, unlike the English way.

Appreciate artefacts.

Compromised people are chosen for important positions so they can be blackmailed into following orders.

Prefer retraining to firing, reëducating to imprisoning.

People wanted to write faster, so they created minuscule letters with simpler ducts. This happened before typefaces were conceptualised. The first printed typeface was gothic, then came the Roman. Cursive typefaces were just that, and not variations on regular ones.

Kyle NOT GUILTY on all counts. Next up: the AR-15 lands back in his hands, the men who attacked him are prosecuted, Kyle becomes Matt Gaetz’s congressional intern and sues the lying mainstream media into oblivion, Kenosha is renamed into Kyle, reinstated Trump awards him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Bruce Schroeder becomes Justice of the Supreme Court. Enjoy yourselves, Americans!

YouTube is throttling live streams of certain events. Pathetic!

Always think about the unintended consequences.

When a hypothesis does not conform with reality, a scientist adjusts the hypothesis. The woke mob adjusts the reality.

A slight improvement multiplied by months and years leads to compounding effects.

H. L. Mencken: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong”.

Ron Swanson: “Luck is a concept invented by the weak to explain their failures”.

Good is, for the most part, the absence of bad.

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a perfect example of the process turning into the punishment. This torture needs to stop and Kyle must be acquitted.

Ignore rules that limit you from doing something better.

Nothing should be arbitrary.

The belief of having a bad day will lead to its own fulfilment.

One size rarely fits all.

There is no registration in a good web browser.

Do, check, adjust.

Actions should be judged by their adherence to certain principles, not by how we perceive their consequences. A good end cannot justify a bad means.

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The only way to limit government corruption is to limit the government’s power. That’s what a constitution is for: limiting the government’s ability to interfere with people’s lives.

Political problems exist because of the immoral use of force.

Anthony Fauci should get a taste of his own “medicine”.

Life is a series of grand experiments. Be bold and try new things, even if they appear ridiculous and outrageous.

Life is about being, not about having.

Serve caviar, even if everyone is happy with cheese and crackers.

There should be no change merely for the sake of change.

Don’t be a defeatist. If you really want to achieve something, you’ll either succeed or die trying. Both are just as good.

You are what you do.

Passing the buck is the last refuge of the cowardly and wicked.

Turn your principle into the precedent.

Start early to finish early. Remove from the future what can be taken care of now.

Passion is a combination of anger and love.

Emotions need to be lived thru. Suppressing sadness or anger only creates stress.

Experience doesn’t matter when it consists of doing terrible things.

Never sign away rights.

One mostly full person is better than two mostly hungry people. Splitting is communist.

Listen to your gut. If there’s a weird feeling, do something.

Never delay difficult conversations.

Don’t wait for inspiration. Start now.

Dominate an industry by creating it.

Paul Graham: “It's hard to be independent-minded without being somewhat socially awkward, because conventional beliefs are so often mistaken, or at least arbitrary”

Don’t be afraid to play the long game.

Do not negatively affect any living thing unless it is highly likely to harm you.

The individual is the most important minority.

The last one in is the first one out.

Never give the slightest intimation of intention.

Never surrender to emotional movements.

Far too many put optics above actually good decisions.

Technology knows no jurisdiction.

Have a bias towards correct actions.

Be ruthlessly pragmatic, not dogmatic. Commit to the problem, not to a solution.

See no barricades to making life better for everyone, every day.

The carrot-and-stick approach exists for foreign policy, not oppression of one’s own people.

Reality is negotiable.

Aim for magic.

Nothing should be dull.

Exclusive is the opposite of inclusive.

The irreplaceable are unpromotable.

Experience erases prejudice.

Audit everything.

Place honesty above fake politeness.

Never reveal your strategic advantages.

Banning the public from using something means giving the government a monopoly on that something’s use.

We are not defined by our difficulties. We’re defined by how we respond to them.

Under-promise and over-deliver.

Real winners are not afraid of losing.

Remain independent and stay true to your values.

Pain, frustration, anger, and laziness bring about innovation. Rage-fix the world.

Be a leader, not a boss.

Instead of adding tools, remove obstacles.

The welfare of humanity has always been the alibi of tyrants.

One can lose money and earn it back again. Reputation is way more fragile.

The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is not letting him know that he is in prison.

Stop wishing and start doing. Don’t be the one who complains about problems, be the one who solves them.

My life is my message.

Start as you intend to proceed.

Collected data tends to eventually be used against the people.

Nobody becomes better by fitting in.

Have the courage to be disliked.

Be ambitious.

Be alert, not anxious.

I do what I truly want, not what others say I should want.

Smart people are being silenced so stupid people won't be offended.

Minimise regrets: if you didn’t do what you did, you wouldn’t be where you are.

Being paranoid helps with surviving.

Just as medicine is useless if it does not remove sickness from the body, philosophy is useless if it does not remove suffering from the soul.

Reducing the amount of unnecessary rules frees up time for useful activities.

Minimise hierarchies. Maximise personal autonomy.

Never lower your guard.

Offer solutions that do good, not responses that feel good.

Virtue signalling doesn’t defeat evil. Brave people do.

Expectations are thieves of joy.

Rob Braxman explains the problem with email (it’s the omnipresent metadata)

Government has one mission: to eliminate itself without creating any new suffering.

Don’t become used to living in chaos.

Don’t ask permission to improve the world.

One who finds contentment does not need entertainment.

Emotion: energy in motion.

There are people in power who want to see what others will submit to.

Put great effort into doing things right, as opposed to what might be popular.

The soul is more important than flesh.

Priorities define processes.

Disagreement adds engagement.

Constant optimism is stupid. Cautious optimism is smart.

See decisions not as final choices, but as experiments.

Fashion doesn’t matter, beauty does. People are beautiful without make-up and fancy clothes.

I optimise for happiness.

Keep the quality high, even if it means growing more slowly.

Anyone who shows weakness is briskly crushed.

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Joe Biden on December 3, 2020: “All kidding aside, ‹...› if I reach something where there’s a fundamental disagreement that we [he and Kamala Harris] have based on a moral principle, I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign”

Rebelliously right the wrongs of the world.

Fix the problem, not the pain.