Bryan Singer + X-Men + time travel = pure joy.
Bland lead actor, weak script, solid execution.
Charles Stross on “The myth of heroism”
States in which Tesla is allowed to sell cars – (fwiw, I think the way car dealers’ organizations have manipulated state legislatures is a) out of date and b) was pretty fucked up to begin with).
Amazon: it’s not being a detractor to point out a pattern of repeated behaviour – Wherein competition is better for everyone.
Tangentially Speaking 71 – Andrew Gurevich – Some interesting comments on law vs taboo, top-down vs grassroots, and force/coercion vs respect.
The Uses Of Difficulty – Constraints and creativity.
The Ethics of Suicide: A Framework – I’m not exactly sure what I believe about the morality of suicide, but it’s been on my mind lately. I think states and countries that allow physician-assisted suicide (or “death with dignity”) in cases of terminal illness are definitely moving in the right direction… but this post is mainly pointing out that it’s more complicated than commonly presented in media (and on Tumblr).
Decent but unremarkable (damning with faint praise).