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Links & Cyberflâneur findings…

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Tilderadio - "a hacker's excuse for radio" - internet radio

Ottaviana’s kitchen Italian recipes

Marginalia search / A search engine for the interesting internet

Based.Cooking A no-frills plain text recipe site

Legible News — an online daily Newspaper free of ads, images and dedicated to sourced journalism

The Uncensored library — a Minecraft library of journalism censored in authoritarian countries, modeled in the neoclassical style 

Politics / economics / philosophy

The Library of Babel -- every book every written, the cure for cancer and every word you've ever said and will say... quotes archive, a great library of quotes from Art, Economics, Politics, Programming and Science, with such gems as "HOMEOPATHY: turning water into money since 1810".

The transhuman olympics —  what if doping was the point?

Blue labyrinths — an online magazine of critical theory and more 

Fantastic anachronism  — rationalist-adjacent essays and blogs 

Paradise engineering, a la our hedonistic imperative


Razib Khan — in depth learning on history, philosophy, genetics and literature 

Crypto — a gateway to Ethereum

An intro to "Marketopia", where free markets make socialism work Art and cosmotechnics


Another cool personal compendium

Yesterwebring — a ‘Webring’ of indie websites 

Eric's blog — interested in some of the same things as me; also made Word Golf, which is amazing. — a cyberspace manifesto for the 2020s 

Midnight Pub — a social network for the slower, smaller internet.

A declaration of the independence of cyberspace — The OG cyberpunk manifesto. Overly utopian in retrospect, perhaps, but we're trying.

I like the idea of a website--on the quote-un-quote "artisinal/slow web"--as being a personal space or a summation of a personality.(See Gwern's personal site) So here's some links to my current readings, predictions, etc etc.

• My reading list

• A recurringly updated blog post on my predictions for the future, with confidence percentages. Hopefully an exercise in logic honing!


  1. Book of Job - Wikipedia
  2. Hell is the Absence of God -- Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang -- Free eBooks online Reading
  3. Nuclear fusion breakthrough: what do new results mean for the future of 'infinite' energy?
  4. BIG Unveils Massive Masterplan that Aims to be the Most Sustainable City in the World
  5. Understanding the value of the Nyan Cat and the Metaverse through the lens of Jean Baudrillard (or…
  6. Crypto-Current: Bitcoin and Philosophy
  8. Aristophanes - Wikipedia
  9. Culture Is Not About Esthetics ·
  10. My sci-fi novel recommendations
  11. Drones will fly for days with new photovoltaic engine
  12. Human-monkey chimera embryos created in lab for first time
  13. Tetlock and the Taliban
  14. How the Taliban Exploited Afghanistan’s Human Geography - War on the Rocks
  15. Nonfiction Writing Advice
  16. ancient Rome - The Roman Senate and the urban magistracies
  17. Hedda Gabler - Wikipedia
  18. Generating post-modernity: nuclear energy opponents and the future in the 1970s
  19. Cancel Culture: Myth or Reality? - Pippa Norris, 2021
  20. The Logic of Criminal Territorial Control: Military Intervention in Rio de Janeiro - Nicholas Barnes, 2021
  21. The Intellectuals Are Having a Situation
  22. Neoliberalism, Postsecularism, and the End of Religion
  23. 37 Ways That Words Can Be Wrong - LessWrong
  24. A Small Vacation - LessWrong
  25. Jacques Derrida (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
  26. The death of the job
  28. Steppe 2.0: would you swipe right on a steppe brother?
  29. Workers in the Global South are making a living playing the blockchain game Axie Infinity
  30. The cryptocurrency dons of Beirut
  31. DNA: The Ultimate Data-Storage Solution
  32. The sci-fi futures we didn't get
  33. The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete
  34. Narrative truth - LessWrong
  35. Islam and the contingency of politics
  36. Drunk and disorderly: Michelangelo’s Bacchus
  37. Why Siri Sounds Like A Girl, But Says She Is Beyond Gender — SheCanCode
  38. The humans of Wallacea
  39. New class of habitable exoplanets represent a big step forward in the search for life
  40. Synplifier: synthetic biology in 86 arrows
  41. The Piracy of Art
  42. Classical patricide by Victor Davis Hanson
  43. Does Technology Have a Soul?
  44. Why Holocene Calendar is unique – Holocene Calendar 2.0
  45. Holocene Calendar 2.0 – A calendar you use when you think about ancient history
  46. Ottaviana's Kitchen Traditional Italian Recipe Menu
  47. Going Dark: Looking for the End of the Internet, Part 2: Rediscovering the Beauty of Text on the Internet
  48. Episode V. Toward a New Ecology of Crypto Art: A Hybrid Manifesto | | Flash Art
  49. 2020
  50. Learning Normativity: A Research Agenda - AI Alignment Forum
  51. Georgism - Wikipedia
  52. PART TWO: The Digital Underground
  53. Rhetorics of the Web: Index
  54. Lifelogging ·
  55. August 22, 2021
  56. An Index to Creationist Claims
  57. Just a little fable with a moral’: Philocleon and the comic spirit in the Wasps
  58. Slate Star Codex and Silicon Valley’s War Against the Media
  59. Intermittent Fasting ·
  60. Dune notes ·
  61. Extropy Institute Mission
  62. 2005 Europe trip
  63. The truth you always knew about testosterone
  64. The economics of Taliban finance - Marginal REVOLUTION
  65. Dub, Utopia and the Ruins of the Caribbean - Joe P.L. Davidson, 2021
  66. George Orwell: A Nice Cup of Tea
  67. Programmable Trap Can Kill Viruses
  68. Coronavirus Drug and Treatment Tracker
  69. Bayes' theorem - Wikipedia
  70. Genetics and Eugenics in Frank Herbert’s Dune-verse ·
  71. Israeli data: How can efficacy vs. severe disease be strong when 60% of hospitalized are vaccinated?
  72. Afghanistan - Wikipedia
  73. God and Moses have a chat - LessWrong
  74. A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook.
  75. Index | Harper's Magazine
  76. [Readings] Life Alert,
  77. [Letter from Sher Toghi] When the Raids Came, By Andrew Quilty | Harper's Magazine
  78. References & Resources for LessWrong - LessWrong
  79. Law court (ancient Athens) - Wikipedia
  80. Roman imperial cult - Wikipedia
  81. Roman Empire - Wikipedia
  82. Slavery in ancient Rome - Wikipedia
  83. Moving beyond coin voting governance
  84. How to Live Together with Her (2013): Posthuman Forms of Roland Barthes’ Idiorrhythmy
  85. Imagining yourself as a digital person (two sketches)
  86. The Basilisk
  87. How the Buddha Got His Face (Published 2020)
  88. A Poetic Journey Through Western China (Published 2020)
  89. Mysticism and Pattern-Matching
  90. Why Is It So Hard to Be Rational?
  91. About this site
  93. Simulation Inferences ·
  94. On Seeing Through and Unseeing: The Hacker Mindset ·
  95. Zen and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance -
  96. Littlewood’s Law and the Global Media ·
  97. Why Correlation Usually ≠ Causation ·
  98. On Having Enough Socks ·
  99. Bitcoin Is Worse Is Better ·
  100. Cloud Nine ·
  101. Tea Reviews ·
  102. Spaced Repetition for Efficient Learning ·
  103. Under the skin
  104. In Defense of Inclusionism ·
  105. Minimalism - Wikipedia
  106. Eating in Xi’an, Where Wheat and Lamb Speak to China’s Varied Palate (Published 2020)
  107. PART FOUR: The Civil Libertarians
  108. Collections: The Queen’s Latin or Who Were the Romans, Part V: Saving And Losing an Empire
  109. Book Review: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Fantastic Anachronism
  110. The Melancholy of Subculture Society ·
  111. Meditations On Moloch
  112. Peter Sloterdijk: Living in the Mountains of Imperial Foam
  113. about:blank
  114. Christopher Hitchens:"God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything" (complete audiobook)
  115. He Knew He Was Right
  116. SSC Gives A Graduation Speech
  117. Two Centuries of ‘The Guardian’ | by Alan Rusbridger | The New York Review of Books
  118. Inside the Tech Industry's Obsession With Immortality
  119. Posthuman Mimesis, Keynote I: Cyborg Experiments (Kevin Warwick)


  1. The Future of Humanity
  2. On Free Speech
  3. Liberation Through Radical Decentralization
  4. r/nextfuckinglevel - Dodge Ram Goes Full Superhero, Tows Loaded Logging Rig To Safety
  5. Altered Carbon Personal Response
  6. Four Layers of Intellectual Conversation
  7. The Year in Ethereum 2020
  8. Ethereum is game-changing technology, literally.
  9. [Report] | Come With Us if You Want to Live, by Sam Frank | Harper's Magazine
  10. Capitalism’s New Clothes | Evgeny Morozov
  11. Peer Review Request: Depression
  12. A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg
  13. r/nextfuckinglevel - Man recites pi, solves a Rubik’s cube, and juggles at the same time
  14. Scientists link rat brains together over the internet to transfer sensory information
  15. The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking eBook: Ammous, Saifedean: Kindle Store
  16. Aristophanic Comedy and the Challenge of Democratic Citizenship - Kindle edition by Zumbrunnen, John. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @
  17. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cyborgs (21st Century Humans)
  18. On This German Farm, Cows Are in Charge. Or at Least Coequals.
  19. Does Critical Flicker-Fusion Frequency Track the Subjective Experience of Time? - EA Forum
  20. Open Thread 180
  21. Astral Codex Ten
  22. r/transhumanism - Nick Bostrom, Arguably the Father of Transhumanism - On The Human Condition, Post Humans, Societal Transhumanism and how it will all merge together to impact our great Machine Cities of the future. The Transhumanist FAQ
  23. What the residents of Barrio 31 slum taught us about Bitcoin
  24. RxC QV
  25. System requirements and browsers - Computer - Google Drive Help
  26. Robert Sapolsky: Biological underpinnings of religiosity - The Mind Voyager
  27. Update your browser to use Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Slides, and Forms - Google Drive Help
  28. Blinding the Cyclops, Wrecking the Panopticon
  29. Being in Time
  30. Good Ol' Kafka
  31. Do You Follow Your Country’s Online Accounts?
  32. Romantic Regimes
  33. The best apps, games, and entertainment for all of your new tech in 2020
  34. A Mission to Make Virtual Parties Actually Fun
  35. One Year On, Kiwi Students Have Not Forgotten The Christchurch Terror Attacks
  36. The Bittersweet Tale of a Diner, a Toy Shop and a Changing New York
  37. Why Finding the Original 1977 ‘Star Wars’ Verges on the Impossible
  38. NZ's roads: jam-packed, dangerous and filled with atrocious drivers
  39. Inside the spectacular startup failure of Oomba
  40. The secret rules of the internet
  41. The Teddies Making New Zealand’s Lockdown Bearable
  42. An Epic Israeli TV Drama Exposes War Wounds Old and New
  43. Pocket review: Read It Later reinvents itself
  44. Is A Mental Health Crisis Coming For The World’s Teens? The Risk Is Certainly There.
  45. xhzIeM
  46. Video games can improve mental health — let's stop seeing them as a guilty pleasure
  47. E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance
  48. Physics Explains Why Time Passes Faster As You Age
  49. “A New Normal”: An Insight into New Zealand’s Cautious School Reopenings
  50. ‘It’s Like Falling in Love’: Israeli Entrepreneurs Welcomed in Dubai
  51. He Pretended to Be Trump’s Family. Then Trump Fell for It.
  52. Perspective | My two weeks with John le Carré: What I learned about writing, fame and grace when I showed him around Miami in 1991.
  53. 30 Years Since the Human Genome Project Began, What’s Next?
  54. Chile at the Barricades
  55. Life in our sister cities - Cambridge News
  56. Covid-19 Is Not Stopping School Climate Strikers
  57. This cartoon explains why Elon Musk thinks we’re characters in a computer simulation. He might be right.
  58. How a C.I.A. Coverup Targeted a Whistle-blower
  59. 12 Science Books You Should Read Right Now
  60. Life and Simulated Death with Mirror Touch Synaesthesia
  61. click
  62. Meet GPT-3. It Has Learned to Code (and Blog and Argue).
  63. How 'The Mandalorian' Score Found The New 'Star Wars' Sound
  64. Get thee to a second-hand bookstore - Newsroom
  65. click
  66. It’s back to school – with social distancing - Cambridge News
  67. In New Zealand, A Debate Over Coronavirus and The Media
  68. New York Pizza Styles: A Complete Guide
  69. Why Trump Can’t Afford to Lose
  70. The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times
  71. Before Friends Leaves Netflix Forever, Enjoy These New Year's Episodes One Last Time
  72. ‎Longform: Episode 414: Barton Gellman on Apple Podcasts
  73. Newly Re-Edited, “The Godfather: Part III” Is the Masterpiece It Already Was
  74. Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve
  75. Mitochondria | Cells | MCAT | Khan Academy
  76. Opinion: As the rest of the world slides further right, New Zealand is a haven of liberal politics
  77. A Tycoon’s Deep-State Conspiracy Dive
  78. A Search for the Holy Grail of Rare Books | Newsroom
  79. Could Imitating New Zealand Save American Democracy?
  80. Huawei, 5G, and the Man Who Conquered Noise
  81. I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too
  82. Times Critics’ Top Books of 2020
  83. Is the YouTube Algorithm Controlling Us? I Try to Find Out | WIRED
  84. Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs?
  85. The New Wave of Fishless Fish Is Here | Outside Online
  86. Myth-busting the west's coverage of Tanna’s Prince Philip movement
  87. In Search of the Heart of the Online Cat-Industrial Complex
  88. M1 MacBook Pro Review - 1 Week Later
  89. xhzIao
  90. After Nagorno-Karabakh War, Trauma, Tragedy and Devastation
  91. Why New York’s Mob Mythology Endures
  92. When A.I. Falls in Love
  93. A Tech Insider Stylishly Chronicles Her Industry’s ‘Uncanny Valley’ (Published 2020)
  94. 2021: A Year of Big Change for the Big Tech World
  95. The 50 Best Albums Of 2020 (Nos. 10-1)
  96. End of Ageing and Cancer? Scientists Unveil Structure of the ‘Immortality’ Enzyme Telomerase
  97. All the ‘Friends’ Christmas Episodes, Ranked from Worst to Best
  98. When One Parent Leaves a Hasidic Community, What Happens to the Kids?
  99. Best TV Shows of 2020
  100. How I Became A Minor Celebrity In China (After My Stolen Phone Ended Up There)
  101. “Holy Grail” Metallic Hydrogen Is Going to Change Everything
  102. What Facebook Fed the Baby Boomers
  103. The Lost Days That Made Bergamo a Coronavirus Tragedy
  104. Study Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Subjects, University of Otago, New Zealand
  105. Video games can improve mental health. Let's stop seeing them as a guilty pleasure | Keza MacDonald
  106. Try Grayscale Mode to Curb Your Phone Addiction
  107. Going ‘the Extra Mile,’ Britain and E.U. Give Brexit Talks More Time
  108. 10 Inventors Who Came to Regret Their Creations
  109. Dispatch From New Zealand: Lockdown Eases, Minus the Protests
  110. How to Stop a Power Grab
  111. Mysterious monoliths are appearing across the world. Here’s what we know.
  112. A Navy SEAL, a Quadcopter, and a Quest to Save Lives in Combat
  113. In New Zealand, An Election Night of Records: What’s Next?
  114. Mikhail Gorbachev’s Pizza Hut Thanksgiving Miracle
  115. Your Pocket Guide to 10 Literary Movements
  116. The 10 Best Books of 2020
  117. This trippy font made up of fake numbers solves an annoying design problem
  118. The curse of 'white oil': electric vehicles' dirty secret
  119. The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World
  120. 7 Bad Housekeeping Habits
  121. The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism
  122. Can Substack CEO Chris Best build a new model for journalism?
  123. The Reason Why No Photography is Allowed in the Sistine Chapel
  124. Mystery Couple Found in a Roll of Film From Nearly 70 Years Ago
  125. Big Gods Came After the Rise of Civilizations, Not Before, Finds Study Using Huge Historical Database
  126. The Pandemic Gives Us a Chance to Change How We Get Around
  127. Yes, You Can Make Homemade Pita Bread
  128. The Plague Year
  129. Why Bats Are One of Evolution’s Greatest Puzzles
  130. I Really Do Swear, Faithfully: Obama and Roberts Try Again (Published 2009)
  131. Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet
  132. Opinion: It’s time to kill the stigma around maths - Cambridge News
  133. How to Pretend You’re in Tokyo
  134. The Underground Movement Trying to Topple the North Korean Regime
  135. What if You Could Outsource Your To-Do List?
  136. And the winner is… Auē, by Becky Manawatu
  137. In 2020, We Were There: The Year’s 13 Most Popular Dispatches
  138. Barack Obama Looks Back on His Toughest Fight
  139. ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Pinocchio’ and More as Disney Leans Sharply Into Streaming
  140. When Squirrels Were One of America’s Most Popular Pets
  141. Three go to the head of the class - Cambridge News
  142. Ewoks Are the Most Tactically Advanced Fighting Force in Star Wars
  143. ‎The Best Apps and Games of 2020 : Mac App Store Story
  144. Apple announces $549 AirPods Max noise-canceling headphones, coming December 15th
  145. Murder in Malta
  146. ‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game
  147. Our Story | The Independent
  148. Games People Play | by Al Alvarez | The New York Review of Books
  149. The Rise (and Fall) of Citizen Kane As the Greatest Movie Ever Made
  150. What If You Could Do It All Over?
  151. How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears
  152. 2/26: How Two Llamas And A Dress Gave Us The Internet's Greatest Day
  153. Inside Garageband, the Little App Ruling the Sound of Modern Music
  154. A Complete Guide to New York City Hamburger Styles
  155. A Nameless Hiker and the Case the Internet Can’t Crack
  156. Powerbeats review: Better workout earbuds at a better price | Engadget
  157. Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News
  158. A Picture of Change for a World in Constant Motion
  159. Metro — Is Labour hostage to its centrist base?
  160. Lessons in the Decline of Democracy From the Ruined Roman Republic
  161. The century-long quest for worldwide wireless power
  162. A Year Like No Other: 2020 in Pictures
  163. The Best Movie Performances of the Century So Far
  164. AIR MAIL’s 10 Best Books of 2020
  165. Best Albums of 2020
  166. The Madness of Spies
  167. What We Get Wrong About America’s Crisis of Democracy
  168. Just How Dark Were the Dark Ages?
  169. Give Virus Alert Apps a Shot
  170. What Jacinda Ardern read this summer
  171. Year in Review: What We Read in Pocket in 2020 | Pocket
  172. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  173. Paul McCartney’s Surprisingly Playful Pandemic Album
  174. Museum of Crypto Art : Virtual crypto art museum | #20 | Cointelegraph
  175. r/science - Changing school start times (middle school: 40–60 min later; high school: 70 min later) had significant benefits on sleep in primary and secondary school students, finds first large scale study (n=28,000) that examined impact of changing school start times.
  176. Second-hand bookstores defeat Covid
  177. Opinion: Why Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' aches with sadness
  178. Back on his feet: for one student, NCEA results day brings catharsis - Cambridge News
  179. Warning Signal: the messaging app’s new features are causing internal turmoil
  180. The Backstories Behind Your Favorite Christmas Songs
  181. Here's What the World Will Look Like in 2030 ... Right?
  182. Dude, Where’s My Frontal Cortex?
  183. The New Zealand novel that refuses to disappear
  184. The Display of the Future Might Be in Your Contact Lens
  185. What We Get Wrong About Joan Didion
  186. All Alone With a Microphone
  187. Albert Camus on the Three Antidotes to the Absurdity of Life
  188. A (Virtual) Walk Through New York History
  189. Tom Blachford creates a cinematic dystopia from Japan’s brutalist past
  190. Sarah Douglas rewinds a very different year of design at Wallpaper*
  191. This maker built a working Batman grappling gun in only a year
  192. The Emerging Movement for Police and Prison Abolition
  193. Introduction
  194. The Playlist Professionals At Apple, Spotify, And Google
  195. The Underground World of “Neuroenhancing” Drugs
  196. Best of 2020
  197. The Challenges of Animal Translation
  198. A History of the Cheetah in ‘Wonder Woman’
  199. Beyond the armchair: must philosophy become experimental? | Aeon Essays
  200. Reeducated: A New Yorker Documentary in Virtual Reality
  201. Vitalik Buterin Talks NFTs, DAOs, DeFi and the Next Billion Ethereum Users - Decrypt
  202. ‎The Intelligence: Bubbles in the market: Mexico’s Coca-Cola obsession on Apple Podcasts
  203. Facts won't fix this: experts on how to fight America's disinformation crisis
  204. For Young President, Flecks of Gray (Published 2009)
  205. Subscribe to read | Financial Times
  206. The Crypto-Currency
  207. An American Dream, Tarnished
  208. Gluten-free pizza dough recipe | BBC Good Food
  209. The enigmatic origins of the human brain
  210. What Does Campaign Rally Music Say About a Candidate?
  211. Persuading the Body to Regenerate Its Limbs
  212. Supercook: recipe search by ingredients you have at home
  213. The Untold Story of the NFT Boom
  214. In Favor of Niceness, Community, and Civilization
  215. xhiFfY
  216. Journal of Controversial Ideas
  217. When Children Say They’re Trans
  218. Machine Learning Linear Regression Python Example - (Part 3)
  219. Robinhood’s Big Gamble
  220. NASA at Home -- Virtual Tours and Apps
  221. xhbuCk
  222. The New York Times Replica Edition
  223. Transhumanist Fables
  224. It Began as an AI-Fueled Dungeon Game. It Got Much Darker
  225. Tour of the Moon in 4K
  226. The great opportunity: how Covid transformed global crime
  227. Introduction to Least Squares Regression Method Using Python | Machine Learning Algorithm | Edureka
  228. You’ve Got Blog
  229. Stephen Fry Would Like to Remind You That You Have No Free Will
  230. The Death of Postmodernism And Beyond | Issue 58 | Philosophy Now
  231. A Cyborg Manifesto - Wikipedia
  232. Flacking for Facebook | by Tamsin Shaw | The New York Review of Books
  233. How Facebook got addicted to spreading misinformation
  234. Six Degrees of Wikipedia
  235. How and Why I Taught My Toddler to Read
  236. Cyborg Anthropology
  237. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Discusses Censorship And How Bitcoin Can Bank The Unbanked
  238. Concrete Nest by Games For Crows
  239. The Art Of War EBook | PDF, EPUB, MOBI, AZW3 - SNEWD
  240. How Bad Is Your Spotify?
  241. xhboS7
  242. Jean Baudrillard - Wikipedia
  244. Internet Vibes
  245. The Strange Story of Dagobert, the “DuckTales” Bandit
  246. How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously
  247. The Spider's Web: Britain's Second Empire (Documentary)
  248. Black Widow Is Right on Time—and Too Late