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lunduke 232 HN points 21 Sep 21
ScummVM plays classic adventure games (and so much more) on nearly every platform. Here are my favorite ScummVM compatible games.
Doomberg 205 HN points 22 Sep 21
“It's a free society. But don't tell the world that we can feed the present population without chemical fertilizer. That's when this misinformation becomes destructive.” – Norman Borlaug I read with a mix of bewilderment and predictable annoyance the
Richard Hanania's Newsletter 191 HN points 20 Sep 21
I have an article in The New York Times today, drawing on my previous post “Tetlock and the Taliban.” See also my interview with Robin Hanson, and collection of Afghanistan content for some background. Much has been written about what the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan means for the future of that country and America’s global standing. But the failures of the war reveal a need for deeper introspection into what has gone wrong with American democracy and its institutions — including the story of failed expertise.
The Novelleist 164 HN points 19 Sep 21
When I was writing this little gothic novel I was completely wrapped up in it. I was immersed in a world where the Americas were new, where Europeans struggled to survive in a swamp determined to swallow them, where disease was healed only by incense and prayer, and hope attained solely from spells sung into the bayou.
Doomberg 126 HN points 20 Sep 21
“Stability leads to instability. The more stable things become and the longer things are stable, the more unstable they will be when the crisis hits.” – Hyman Minsky The situation in China went from bad to worse in the past week, with the collapse of Evergrande leading to early signs of significant contagion. By most measures, Evergrande’s collapse is a more meaningful event than Lehman’s implosion, which is why the two words are so closely associated with each other on social media. Whether Evergrande is a catalyst for the next great financial crisis remains to be seen, although the early signs are worrisome.
Unreported Truths 84 HN points 17 Sep 21
We need a permanent searchable archive of crucial studies, government data and stories about Sars-Cov-2 and the vaccines