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Computerized education

As a homeschooler, I learned – on penalty of the Three Hour Lecture that was the inevitable result of asking Dad for help – to use every resource at my disposal to clear up anything I didn’t understand in my … Continue reading

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Callback

I don’t know what phone architecture originated the callback number other than the originating number, but in an age of cell phones, people, you need to make the call from the phone number you wish to be called back. So that the … Continue reading

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Contracts

The problem of libertarianism, which is pointed out in detail by one of the greatest living authors, John C. Wright (in the linked post, as well as others) is that it fails to take into account the needs of children. Any philosophy … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Here’s an XKCD comic: Having been witness to several software programmers “talking shop,” I’ve come to the conclusion that some form of AI has already spontaneously arisen, as this explains instances of the above, as well as all those times … Continue reading

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Video Games are the Other Books

I’m sure many people have at many times lamented the lack of interest of young males in reading books. Personally, I’d chalk this up to several reasons, one of which is probably that girls are more likely to be happy … Continue reading

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Green Houses

I’m still “catching up” on the Insty posts I missed during August – mostly skimming the titles for anything that sounds interesting. This link to “Passive House” construction in the US caught my eye; innovations that make houses easier and … Continue reading

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Programming is like magic

After a certain point, software programs can get so convoluted, and have so many “authors” that it’s a miracle the thing still runs. Nobody actually understands how the thing works, and if it breaks, nobody can figure out why or … Continue reading

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