September 2020 Favorites
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- The Biggest Lie About Renewable Energy
- How to Illegally Cross the Mexico-US Border
- The Coddling of the American Mind – Jonathan Haidt
- The Strange Reason Why the US Owes London £12,598,845
- The Bystander Effect vs. The Good Samaritan Effect
- The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time Documentary
- Confirmation Bias and Meditative Consciousness
- Why the US Military Has a 26-Page Brownie Recipe
- The One Hour Night Routine
- Organize Your Knowledge with Zettelkasten
- Obsidian – The Power of Backlinks and the Knowledge Graph
- How I Take Literature Notes in Obsidian – Part 1: Creating literature notes from a source (book, article, movie)
- How I Write Permanent Notes in Obsidian – Part 2: Moving the ideas from the literature notes into the permanent notes.
- Obsidian: How to Organize Your Notes
- Obsidian: Keep Notes for the Long Term
- Spaced Repetition with Obsidian and NeuraCache
- RemNote Tutorials – Official tutorial playlist for the note-taking app RemNote.
- The 5 Magical Apps That Changed My Life
- How to Get Started with the Obsidian App for Note-Taking for Complete Beginners
- The 8 Settings to Activate in the Obsidian App for Beginners
- How to Use the NEW Graph View in the Obsidian Note-Taking App
- Why you procrastinate (and how to overcome it)
- Smart Note-Taking Habit | Luhmann’s Zettelkasten
- Interview and Q&A with Sönke Ahrens on How to Take Smart Notes
- Pyongyang: a rare look at daily life in North Korea’s secretive capital – A rainy day in North Korean’s capital city Pyongyang. Interesting as equally depressing.
- The Joe Rogan Experience (Full Documentary)
- 3 Rules That Will Immediately Change Your Life – Joe Rogan
- Clocks around the world: how other languages tell time
- Marcus Aurelius – Philosopher Emperor: End of the Roman Golden Age
- The 3 Biggest Myths About Minimalism – Matt D’Avella summarizes common misconceptions about Minimalism.
- DUNE Trailer (2020)
- Redefining the Anti-War Film – Tom van der Linden created a one-hour long film about anti-war films.
- The Drinker Recommends… Dredd
- Mulan – The Movie Nobody Wants
- Sci-Fi Short Film: ”Doppelbänger“ | DUST – It isn’t easy being single in a future society on the verge of the technological singularity.
- Film Theory: Where is Rick Grimes? The Walking Dead’s Final Mysteries SOLVED!
- How James Gandolfini Navigates Emotion
- A Test to Work Out if You’re a Good Person
- The Japanese folktale of the selfish scholar – Iseult Gillespie
- What Marcus Aurelius Can Teach Us About Leadership
- Let’s Talk About Racism In America Featuring Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington & More
- Herschel Walker’s Son Christian has had enough of The BLM Movement & Riots – Funny, short and precise, and summarized to the point.
- Ritual Public Shaming – The similarity to Mao’s Red Guards is frightening.
- Unrest? Uprisings? Let’s Cut The BS and Tell The Truth.
- Another Trump Scandal That Wasn’t
- Candace Owens | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 97
- Transgenderism. A Logical Look. Part 1 and A Logical Look At Transgenderism. Part 2 – That’s real logic.
- Why the White Working Class Supports Trump.
- The N-Word. Let’s Talk About It. Is That Allowed?
- #HeToo… What Feminists Don’t Want You To Know
- Why I Changed my Opinion on China – The story of an American who lived for a few years in China, got married and a kid and how radical the country changed to the worse in the last years. As a teacher and travel blogger, who reported positive things from all over China he had to escape military police and flee the country with his wife and kid: How I Escaped From China – The Untold Story and How I Got my Family Out of China.
- The Moment Larry Elder changed Dave Rubins Mind Forever (Systemic Racism) – It’s interesting seeing ideology crushed by facts.
- Exposing What You Aren’t Being Told About Slavery & Racism – Candace Owens
- Konstantin Kisin – Political Correctness | Inspired Edinburgh
- How to Sell Protest Footage to FOX AND CNN
- Joe Rogan interviews Tim Pool & Jack Dorsey – A funny cartoon by FreedomToons.
- What It’s Like Getting Censored on YouTube – One of JP Sears comedy videos was recently unjustifiable censored by YouTube. This video mocks how this process works.
- Emotional Distancing Guidelines
- The First Morbidly Plus Sized Fashion Photographer
- A Brief History of Socialism
- How News Anchors Are Trained
- Every Political Ad Ever
- The Pandemic Hotline
- Uncle Roger Review Gordon Ramsay Fried Rice
- The NEW Political Correctness Rules
- The Boys 2P
- Lucifer 5P
- iZombie 3 4N
- Cobra Kai 1 2 – This was the best TV Show I’ve seen in a long time. Continuing the story of the movie NThe Karate Kid 34 years later the now much older protagonists meet again. A funny, interesting Drama with a lot of nuance and deep characters. The actors are the original actors from 1984! I can’t wait for season 3.
- Aquaman – This movie was fun, nothing special regarding the story, uses the typical story arch of the hero, but the effects and action were nice. N
- The Social Dilemma N
- Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up N
- Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins P
- Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno P
- Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends P
- The Karate Kid – After finishing the TV Show Cobra Kai I wanted to rewatch this 1984 classic. N
- Michael McIntyre: Showman N
- Les Misérables P
- Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson: Cobra Kai (Score from the Original Series) – Cool 80s themed soundtrack of the TV Show, Cobra Kai.
- Leo Birenberg & Zach Robinson: Cobra Kai: Season 2 (Music from the Original Series)
- Ninja Tracks: A Million Stars Falling
- Joe Rogan Experience 958: Jordan Peterson
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1530: Duncan Trussel
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1531: Miley Cyrus
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1534: Ron White
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1315: Bob Lazar & Jeremy Corbell
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1510: George Knapp & Jeremy Corbell
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1475: Bridget Phetasy
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1535: Tim Kennedy
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1536: Edward Snowden
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1537: Lex Fridman
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1509: Abigail Shrier – The Streisand effect: If Spotify employees want to go on strike if this episode doesn’t get censored, it must be interesting.
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1538: Douglas Murray
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1540: Frank von Hippel
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1541: Bridget Phetasy
- The Joe Rogan Experience 1006: Jordan Peterson & Bret Weinstein
- DUST: Horizonts – The first season has 8 episodes of interesting Sci-Fi short stories.
- DUST: FLIGHT 008 – The second season has 9 Sci-Fi short stories that start all with the same beginning: Flight 008 from Tokyo to San Fransisco gets swallowed by a temporal anomaly and spit out 20 years later. The short stories follow different passengers of the flight.
- DUST Special Episode: Through the Eye of the Needle
- DUST Special Episode: Hard Choices – My favorite DUST episode since the beginning. This was a good story!
- DUST Special Episode: Insurance – A really funny episode
- Coleman Hughes: The Limits of Identity with Ayishat Akanbi (Ep.14)
- TRIGGERnometry: Activism Has No Place in Journalism – Claire Lehmann
- TRIGGERnometry: Will Trump Win Again? – Matthew Goodwin
- Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius (Amazon)
- How to Take Smart Notes (Amazon)
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Amazon)
- On Love and Barley: Haiku of Basho (Amazon)
- The Daily Stoic (Amazon)
- Black Lives Matter and the Mechanics of Conformity – This article is fantastic! It took me 2 hours to digest all the content (not including the half dozen linked studies). A must-read for every person.
- The Crimes of the Red Emperor
- Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
- Moderation Is the Highest Form of Greatness. Here’s Why.
- ‘Vertical Forest’ in Chinese Residential Complex Becomes Mosquito-Infested Jungle
- Motorcyclist Who Identifies As Bicyclist Sets Cycling World Record – I love satire
- Think retirement is smooth sailing? A look at its potential effects on the brain
- Historical Revisionism and Critiques of Video Games
- Lessons of the Pinker Affair: The Problem with the Academy is False Beliefs, Not Intolerance
- 9 Common Traits In The Lives Of Stoic Leaders
- How to get promoted
0.9.1– A new graph view which is fantastic. It allows seeing notes, tags, files, connections, and more.
- NeuraCache – A cool software to learn Flashcards imported from a lot of systems with the Spaced Repetition method.
- Airr – Highlight podcasts – An app to highlight, add notes, or quote a Podcast.
- OwlTail – A cool Podcast Player that allows following specific people and find interviews with them or finding related people.
- RemNote – Another nice note-taking app, including spaced-repetition learning.
- Ancient Earth – Enter a city name and view its position on the globe over the last few hundred million years.
- Ayishat Akanbi – Nigerian-British fashion stylist, author, cultural commentator, and photographer. Her Tweets are like poetry, but each a truth bomb.
- Sönke Ahrens – Author of the book How to Take Smart Notes. He is Professor and works at the University of Hamburg
- Konstantin Kisin – Russian-British comedian. He is constantly pushing back against “woke” culture and co-presenter of the show TRIGGERnometry, a YouTube Channel and Podcast.
This life’s hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.
We have spent $15 trillionfightingpoverty since 1965, and we are currently spending $1 trillion a year—an amount equal to about $22,000 per poor person or $88,000 for a family of four. Yet our poverty rate today (nearly 16 percent) is higher than it was in 1965 (14 percent)! If there has been a war on poverty, poverty won. These programs are destroying the culture of the recipient communities. They are replacing a culture of self-reliance and self-help with a culture of dependency. To put it bluntly, we are paying young women to have children out of wedlock. We are paying them to be unemployed. And we are paying them to remain poor. What is more, the welfare state appeals especially to those in near-poverty, promising a wide range of non-cash benefits it’s in exchange for only one thing: a low income.
If you’re not actively against murder, starvation, and rape it doesn’t mean you support them. So the idea that “not being racist”, instead of anti-racist is akin to racism—is a self-indulgent attack on reason.
You can’t think clearly if you are imprisoned by the fear of who might agree with you.
I’ve never needed to agree with all of someone’s positions to like them. At this point, I can respect anyone who is at least thinking instead of regurgitating.
If one were to attempt to identify a single problematic aspect of human reasoning that deserves attention above all others, the confirmation bias would have to be among the candidates for consideration.
What man really fears is not so much extinction, but extinction with insignificance.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.
The one who does the work does the learning.
People tend to assess the relative importance of issues by ease with which they are retrieved from memory, is largely determined by the extent of coverage in the media.
Almost every activist I have ever met, whether deliberately or, more likely, unknowingly, exaggerates the problem to which they have dedicated themselves.
Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.