Installing the latest version of R on Ubuntu/Mint

I wrote about this before, but since this is a frequent problem and my last post wasn’t brief, here’s a shorter version. The primary way to install software in Linux is to rely on apt-get (apt in Mint) or some other package manager. The way this works is that there is a central server which…

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Amphetamine vs. methylphenidate for ADHD

Brief summary of thinking: The war on drugs makes it difficult or impossible to study drugs on the ban list. A drug’s presence on the ban list is primary due to psychoactive effects. Medical researchers and companies are either too incompetent or too corrupt/incentivized to perform proper drug comparison studies. The efficacy of drugs is…

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Syncthing: some notes and recommendations

Syncthing is a open source synchronization application. It’s a replacement for the closed source Bittorrent Sync (BTS).  If you are currently using BTS, I recommend switching because 1) it’s closed sourced, and 2) owned by an American company, and thus 3) likely to implement NSA-style backdoors. This is made more likely by the fact that…

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