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New version of is live!
by Patrick   27 comments, latest 11 hours ago
You should not notice all that much, maybe a few things will be slightly different, or broken! Please tell me about broken things: Even better, if you know how...
China is now the worlds largest oil importer
by Patrick   1 comment, latest 18 hours ago
Anger, Anxiety, Resentment, Stress, and Basic Humanity
by Patrick   20 comments, latest 16 hours ago
Early humans could not have survived competition from more plentiful and powerful predators without banding together in emotionally-bonded social units to defend and hunt collectively. Small, emotionally-bonded, cooperative communities...
News is bad for you and giving up reading it will make you happier
by Patrick   33 comments, latest 17 hours ago
News is bad for your health. It leads to fear and aggression, and hinders your creativity and ability to think deeply. The solution? Stop consuming it altogether ... In...
Banks are lying about market interest rates in the biggest fraud ever
by Patrick   3 comments, latest 5 days ago
The LIBOR scandal of a few years ago came about when it was discovered that the banks were intentionally lying about these estimates. In some cases, they were doing...
Real estate prices are fraud
by Patrick   22 comments, latest 2 weeks ago
Why is it that retail establishments have to be honest about actually selling a product for the price that they advertise, but realtors do not? If you offer the asking...
Can't sleep? "Yeast extract" is just a dishonest synonym for MSG and may be your problem
by Patrick   3 comments, latest 3 weeks ago
Whenever I can't sleep at night, I go over what I ate for dinner, and invariably when I check the list of ingredients there is "yeast extract". Somehow it's legal...
My answer to an interview question
by Patrick in #nodejs   23 comments, latest 3 weeks ago
The question was how to implement a function that takes an amount of money and generates the minimum number of coins that are worth that amount. I chose to do...
Patrick is looking for seed funding for housing site
by Patrick   87 comments, latest 1 month ago had a glorious past during the great housing bubble as a voice calling into question the relentless propaganda of realtors. The site was featured on NPR, in the Wall...
Patrick is off to Europe
by Patrick   115 comments, latest 1 month ago
Going to spend some of the money I saved by renting all this time and take a month long trip to Europe. First going to work on my Irish Gaelic...
Arconic flooded shareholders with proxy ballots
by Patrick in #investing   2 comments, latest 2 months ago
I own a lot of different stocks, and generally don't vote my shares because it isn't going to make any difference. This year I got a couple of requests to...
Kidnapped by Caltrain!
by Patrick   19 comments, latest 3 months ago
I was at an event today in San Francisco, and got the 6:59pm Caltrain from downtown back to Palo Alto. Train arrived at Palo Alto on time. And then just...
Like and dislike are now up and down arrows to the left of the post
by Patrick   Posted 3 months ago
They work basically the same as before, only the formatting is different. The number in the middle is net likes (ie, likes minus dislikes). If an arrow is greyed out,...
You do not have to provide your zip code when using a credit card in California
by Patrick   10 comments, latest 3 months ago
One woman sued, saying she provided her ZIP code thinking it was necessary to complete the credit card transaction. In the resulting case the Direct Marketing Association and privacy groups...
Brexit may lead to unification of Ireland
by Patrick   8 comments, latest 3 months ago
THE PROSPECT OF a united Ireland was given front page prominence in the Financial Times this week. The story said that the EU’s guidelines for Brexit will include a...
Best tech improvement to my life in years: Swift keyboard
by Patrick in #tech   13 comments, latest 4 months ago
This thing is freakin great! Instead of typing on a tiny keyboard on my phone, I can just swipe my finger around to approximately where the letters are, and...
You can now ban users from commenting on your posts
by Patrick   300 comments, latest 2 months ago
Just go to their user page like and click "ban" under their name. So between that and the ad hominem link, everyone should be able to moderate their own...
Excellent movie: Wild Tales
by Patrick in #movies   2 comments, latest 4 months ago
Just saw this Argentine film and loved all of it! It's six short movies in one, all very dark, but I laughed out loud many times. #movies
Android Nexus photo recovery adventure
by Patrick   3 comments, latest 4 months ago
I went running while listening to music on my Nexus 6 phone last week, and it started to rain, but I figured it would be OK since the rubber case...

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