Category Archives: Ya wanna be an intellectual…

A place for ideas from which history shall be made.

” With the public the arguments of L’Etoile have had weight; and that the journal itself is convinced of their importance would appear from the manner in which it commences one of its essays upon the subject—’Several of the morning papers of the day,’ it says, ‘speak of the conclusive article in Monday’s Etoile.’  To me, this article appears conclusive of little beyond the zeal of its inditer.  We should bear in mind that, in general, it is the object of our newspapers rather to create a sensation—to make a point—than to further the cause of truth.  The latter end is only pursued when it seems coincident with the former.  The print which merely falls in with ordinary opinion (however well founded this opinion may be) earns for itself no credit with the mob.  The mass of the people regard as profound only him who suggests pungent contradictions of the general idea.  In ratiocination, not less than in literature, it is the epigram which is the most immediately and the most universally appreciated.  In both, it is of the lowest order of merit.”

—— Edgar Allan Poe (via M August C Dupin) from The Mystery of Marie Rogêt in The Works of Edgar Allan Poe p 181 originally published in 1842-1843

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When Is Rapid Not Rapid?

Someone on Fb was giving away a Dash Rapid Egg Cooker.  I don’t go in for kitchen single-use gadgets but I hit the search engines to see what rapid could mean since a hard-cooked egg only takes ten minutes in boiling water.

I found this video of someone praising the utility of the device:

So, you see from the video that this device will hard-cook eggs in a little more than sixteen minutes.  Very impressive.

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Space Miners Ltd

Ok, get your spacesuite out of the closet again; it’s time to get rich.

Get in on the asteroid goldrush before anyone else!

Asterank

This site provides estimates for the potential values and profits for a number of near-Earth objects suitable for mining.  Get there before the competition!  Make trillions!  Yes, T trillions.  You can send my commission via PayPal.

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Lies but by Whom?

Facebook wants me to know this has been fact checked by independent checkers, but it tells nothing about what fact is in question nor who has done the checking.  That’s easy and cheap.

Joe Rogan and Douglas Murray
Joe Rogan and Douglas Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7uqHosIj4s

Facebook offers only this link as explanation:

Fact Check: Western Wildfires Are NOT Evidence Of A Coordinated Antifa Campaign To ‘Burn The Country Down’

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I’ve watched the entire discussion.  Neither of them makes the claim outlined in the article.  Please watch the entire discussion for yourself and make your own decision.  Inform yourself.

Go forth.

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