I have been letting them fester, and a few of them are moldy, but they all improved my life. Some more than others.
- The best thing I have found on the internet in a while. It takes any song, chops it up into discrete beats, and then puts random loops where a song is identical. Works best for songs that have a similar affect throughout, since it can jump from the middle to the beginning in a flash, and it gets jumpy when you do that. A repetitive chorus is also good. I think Tenohira and Kakusei Heroism come out well. Best feature: Just copy and paste the URL and you can send anyone your infinite song. Some songs process very poorly, but such is life.
- Sarte's (fictional) blog. The New Yorker sticks to its snooty arrogant demo and does quite well at it
- A fine Xmas list for the people of high taste in your life.
- Immigration restrictionists are like nationalists, but with added socialism! (Oh, dear, Godwinned already)
- I am not certain I approve of much of this analysis, but it is certainly an interesting comment on the past and future of our "linguistic empire".
- Patraeus in Perspective.
- The key conflict within the GOP, succinctly identified.
- The NYtimes embarrasses itself. Ha, ha.
- So a miserable little despotism in a forgotten corner of the globe imprisons a man without trial for political crimes for 900 days, under inhumane conditions, then announce it as newsworthy when he breaks and pleads guilty.
- Are prisoners still people, possessing rights inherent in their person? California says no.
- 40%, a plurality, of registered voters refused to vote for either candidate.
- Their party lives in an echo chamber, but our party blocks out untrustworthy sources and only listens to the highest quality commentators. Maybe not wrong, but certainly smug enough to wonder if this guy ever watches MSNBC.
- Another person thinks that importing monarchs is a great idea. Also we should get rid of residency requirements for politicians to allow successful governors to try their hand governing other states.
- Orrin Kerr calls a spade a spade.
- Kwak excellently demostrates how the modern economy is based on intense specialization by making an ass of himself. I, personally, would be distressed if my bankers were spending time designing fuel tanks instead of working on improving my banking experience. Also, a fine example of the just how central planning bureaus fail. I like Kwak precisely because it is so richly instructive when he is beclowned.
- Maybe the problem is that they are A) riding a train (what is this, the 1800's?) and B) in the Northeast. The Times should try driving I-35 from Austin to San Antonio and generalize from that.
Then they need to quit moping around and do something they enjoy.People will have few really happy phases in their lives.
Happiness is not a fixed resource. If you live infinitely, you will have infinitely many spells of happiness, moron. At the very least, Youtube uploads 72 hours of video every minute. Every 72 hours contains more than one minute of enjoyable content. If we do not assume immortality, you are set for any currently feasible life span even with nothing but that one place on the internet.Indeed even if you lived forever you would have only finitely many spells of happiness.
I cannot speak to that, having not yet grown old. This guy certainly seems like a miserable twit, though I know plenty of old people who seem quite happy. Especially with modern technology, there are fewer and fewer reasons why a very old person cannot enjoy life like a middle aged person, though that may not be the relevant comparison.Most of the happy moments will come when you are young.
Then you are doing it wrong, dumbass.Happiness will be short-lived.
Possibly, though an adult in the same peer group can range from wealthy new parent to bankrupt in an abusive situation, while a child can be in an abusive situation at the bottom and, what, pop their cherry at the top? Certainly the ranges are different, and it is impossible to compare interpersonal utility, but at the least this point is substantially weaker than it is presented.The biggest cross-sectional variance in happiness will be among the young.
I have very low expectations and very low standards, and am almost constantly happy. YMMV.When expectations adjust to the rate at which your fortunes improve, chasing further happiness requires improving your fortunes at an accelerating rate.
Then try having realistic expectations, moron. I though age begat wisdom, but it certainly isn't in this guy. From visiting Grandma's retirement home, it sounds to me like the main cause of elder depression is the fact that your body is failing and all your friends are dying. If they die slower, and your body holds out longer, that would seem to argue for lessened depression.If life expectancy is increasing and we simply extrapolate expectations into later stages of life we are likely to be increasingly depressed when we are old.
No. Stupid people screw up their lives. Intelligent people are smart enough to figure out how to live well. There are, of course, a number of external variables, but, all else equal, if you consider yourself intelligent and are unhappy, you should rethink your life or rethink your assumption.There could easily be an inverse relationship between intelligence and happiness.
- The best take on Star Wars Episode VII I have seen. This will be a good benchmark to check back on to determine if the next trilogy succeeds or fails.
After dinner mint :)