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by Rudd-O published 2008/11/13 17:00:00 GMT+0, last modified 2016-05-24T10:57:21+00:00
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Captain Europe
by Rudd-O — last modified May 10, 2016 10:15 PM

With deep apologies to my European friends... this is far too funny not to post.

That awkward moment...
by Rudd-O — last modified Apr 23, 2016 06:04 AM

...when the well-off 21st century Maoist yells at a senior Soviet Union exilee about how he should be thrown in a forced labor camp.

Wrestling with (actual) inclusion at LambdaConf
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 27, 2016 04:54 AM

John A De Goes' response to the scandal manufactured by the SJW faction to suppress Curtis Yarvin (Mencius Moldbug) from LambdaConf — and why his response is a win for actual heterogeneity and richness of thoughts, beliefs and ideas. Bravo!

Marantz AV7702mkii hum issues?
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 25, 2016 03:45 PM

If you hear a faint, or a loud, hum coming from the speakers connected to your Marantz preprocessor, here is the fix.

How to invert left and right sound channels on the fly
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 18, 2016 10:39 AM

Sometimes you need to diagnose a particular problem with your stereo's setup, or your headphones, or the speakers of your laptop. Maybe one of the sides sounds louder than the other, maybe you think you have a blown tweeter, maybe it's the audio signal currently playing? Here's a trick to test that without reconnecting any cables or adding any hardware to your setup.

Where microaggressions come from
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 13, 2016 02:36 PM

A sociological account, shared by Jonathan Haidt, which explains why concerns for microaggressions have gone viral.

Moral dumbfounding, statism and you
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 14, 2016 08:39 AM

That thing which happens in every debate with a statist, and which every libertarian knows full well, is actually well-studied. It even has a name.

Beware of Kafkatrapping
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 09, 2016 12:37 AM

Wendy McElroy aptly summarizes the truth about the manipulative tactic known as Kafkatrapping, a term coined by Eric Raymond to describe that pattern of manipulation.

Statism starts at home
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 07, 2016 12:58 AM

The differences -- racial, socioeconomic, gender -- get branded in people's brains way before they can even remember them. This is how.

Permission to travel
by Rudd-O — last modified Feb 02, 2016 12:04 AM

$110 just so you can leave. That's ten to two hours of work for normal folks. A stern reminder of how you're not "free to leave".

The individual is nothing without the State — says Hitler's inaugural speech
by Rudd-O — last modified Feb 01, 2016 10:58 PM

The years and years of Hitler's propaganda machine, brainwashing every person into complete and unquestioning obedience, started with his very first address to the German people -- telling them in numerous ways that they were powerless if they didn't support the State, and that the State was their salvation. And indeed they became worthless not long after this speech, when they believed Hitler's deceit and then begun obeying the most atrocious orders ever obeyed.

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