How to find free books on the internet

Gwern has a tutorial like this, which you can find here. This is just a redundant guide so more will see it. So you want some ebook and you don’t want to pay $$$? There are some options, in order of what to try first. Library Genesis (LibGen) Internet Archive Google it Library Genesis (LibGen)…

Gregory Cochran’s Big Grant

This story has been floating around for a while, but no one seems to have written it up for a post (I tweeted it in February). Well, I believe in exposing bad actors in one’s own camp, so he we go. Gregory Cochran coauthored an interesting book, The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human…

Alternatives to Reddit et al

Big Tech is increasingly censorious, essentially an online oligarchical police state spreading to the offline world. With that in mind, you might want to avoid some of their services. Reddit is one such site, who is going so far as to ban people for liking the wrong comments, truly beyond STASI levels. So what can…

Self-censorship in academics

There was recently a lol paper covering some of our work, and now there is another one! Panofsky, A., Dasgupta, K., & Iturriaga, N. How White nationalists mobilize genetics: From genetic ancestry and human biodiversity to counterscience and metapolitics. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Jackson, J. P., & Winston, A. S. (2020). The Mythical Taboo…

Magic the Gathering for free, online, 2020

Magic cards are an interesting but expensive hobby. Wizards (the developer, very woke too) does provide various computer versions of this, but they are obscenely monetized to get those nerdbucks. Back in the day, people used to use the mostly manual Magic Workstation to play the game for free. However, in recent years, there is…

Panjabi MC

Very random post, bear with me. So while waiting for some genomics to run… … I was listening to old music from my teenage years. Had a particular foreign song without a title, but quite good. Easy to identify using Shazam. It’s this one: The music video is also very weird. It gets better though….

Hereditarian predictions

Putting these in writing in a single place for ease of reference. Unfortunately, no one wrote down all these predictions some years ago to show they really were predictions, but one could probably find textual evidence for many of these in various papers and blogposts. Some of them have been supported already, and some are…

How to circumvent Facebook’s content censorship using archive

There are some websites that specialize in archiving websites for future reference if deleted or censored. Naturally, these things are often used for political combat to expose old tweets by opponents. For instance, Toby Young had some juicy old tweets that contributed to getting him fired (aside from his observation role at the London Conference…