On using existing wheels

Bet that's not a real smooth ride. [credit] "How long would it take to create a simple website?" someone asked me recently. "Depends on the website," I replied, "but really simple would be an hour or two." It turns out that the website the person had in mind wasn't a simple website; it was a […]

About a book: The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan is running for president this year, as a member of the Transhumanist Party. He has some reasonable ideas amidst the stuff that you know will keep him out of serious running. On the one hand, he wants good education for everyone, a flat tax and a has a Libertarian stance on recreational drugs. […]

The presidential race and the problem with politics in the US

Note: This podcast was recorded before Ted Cruz's Super Saturday victories and Ben Carson dropping out of the race. We have problems with our politics these days. I've been holding off on posting about it because I'm not sure I've had reasonable words, but comedian (and UFC commentator, etc.) Joe Rogan and former CIA covert […]

Have your mind blown in just two hours: Walter O’Brien on Tim Ferriss’ podcast

You may have heard the name Walter O'Brien in your sitting-on-the-couch moments. It's the character played by Elyes Gabel in the CBS television drama "Scorpion." Also, he's a real dude. "Scorpion" is his nickname, and also the name of his company. It's a company that does a bunch of stuff, including inventing a lot of […]