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Jeremy Cherfas

Medium tests to save webpages from the internet

Don’t get me wrong. I am sure a lot of people like free stuff. But I just find it hard to justify removing ads / bypassing paywalls from external content while enforcing paywall for some Medium stories.

Well now, there's a thing.

h/t Peter Molnar

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Language Log » Swot swat?

Preparedness pays -- at least for the Irish PM.

Jeremy Cherfas

“If you want people do to something, make it easy.” Richard Thaler has Lunch with the FT

Brexit means Brexit — that is one of the dumbest statements that has ever been uttered by a head of state. And I’m aware that there are thousands of tweets one could compare it with. I mean, it’s simultaneously meaningless and wrong.”

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Salsa in Central Park

I don’t agree with Roger Scruton on much, but I do agree with him that limiting social dance to clubs and EDM festivals where everyone is drunk or high is not good for us. Scruton’s solution is to yearn for the glory days of eighteenth century Europe. My solution is to look to our friends from the African diaspora, whose social norms around music and dance are very different from those of white people, and in a lot of ways, more grown up.

Very well said; one the other hand, there is always Irish, Scottish and English "folk dancing" and its many derivatives, which are so much fun and which I could do, more and more often.

Jeremy Cherfas

Going to extremes

Extreme Economies by Richard Davies, as reviewed by Diane Coyle, does sound like a book I would enjoy reading.

Jeremy Cherfas

Structured Procrastination

via gwern.net

[W]hat could be more noble than using one character flaw to offset the bad effects of another?