Missing Arthur Jensen videos: money if you can find them!

We are always looking to expand our Arthur Jensen coverage (https://arthurjensen.net/). Recently, we got a tip that some video material exist somewhere that we don’t have. Specifically: While critical of most mass media coverage of the issue, Jensen has the highest praise for the presentations by some of the “quick studies” who have interviewed him—Joseph…

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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How to read SlateStarCodex (Scott Alexander) blog

TL;DR tweet version of this post. The cultural revolution has come to SlateStarCodex (which now also has a Wikipedia page). Journalist is threatening to reveal his real name and endanger his work as a shrink. There are multiple good write-ups: Anatoly Karlin – No Country for Gray Tribesmen Tom Chivers – Slate Star Codex must remain…

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Professorial ethics

Being a minor celebrity (is that what we call this?) has the amusing side effect that various people will be talking about you elsewhere on the internet. Thanks to the awesome search capabilities of the internet, these can be found fairly easily. Here’s an funny one from a few days ago given by Scott Ashworth,…

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