Rudd-O.com: the latest twenty

by Rudd-O last modified 2016-09-29T23:28:42+00:00
This is the front page of Rudd-O.com. Welcome, and enjoy!
The making of a cheater
by Rudd-O — last modified Mar 27, 2018 01:39 PM

Why do people cheat? What causes affairs? Towards a greater, more useful understanding of cheating and affairs.

Surveillance
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 26, 2015 08:55 PM

The Faustian bargain of our era.

On pathological ideas vs. truth
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Pathological ideas are ideas that lead to misery. They are like cancer in the sense that all they end up causing is pain to the bearer, and quite possibly death.

Electric fence
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Very insightful excerpt from Marriage Builders.

Therapy for me: abandonment
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

What abandonment causes in children, and how that affects them once they become adults.

The HDCP master key: game over, HDMI digital restrictions management
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 20, 2020 11:33 AM

Why? Simple: using this key -- the secret piece of the puzzle -- people can now build hardware and free software compatible with HDMI, that can decrypt the encrypted video traversing between HDMI-compliant equipment, without having to obey the restrictions imposed by the HDMI oligopoly. Game over -- pirates 1, digital restrictions management AACSholes 0. One more note: using this key might be illegal in some parts of the world -- but whoever cares about what's right can't afford to care about what's legal.

Where do rights come from?
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 26, 2015 09:50 PM

A fascinating one-hour talk by Tom Woods where he fleshes out the history of rights and how the idea of rights has evolved through the centuries.

On ruler morality vs. peasant morality
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

"The rules are for the peasants, not for the rulers." Or, how the very same act is either "good" or "bad" depending on rhetoric, sleight of hand, magic, lies.

Religion and fear of death
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 26, 2015 08:56 PM

Why do people continue to believe stupid and false things even after you've demonstrated to them that their beliefs are stupid?

Monkeys understand economics too
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

"To Chen’s surprise, Felix and the others responded rationally. When the price of a given food rose, the monkeys bought less of it, and when the price fell, they bought more. The most basic law of economics — that the demand curve slopes downward — held for monkeys as well as humans."

Philosophy
by Rudd-O — last modified Oct 31, 2018 06:53 AM

An excellent introduction to philosophy, from Freedomain Radio.

On jealousy
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Found on Reddit, rewritten a bit to fix grammar issues. Interesting comment.

Sonuvabitch!
by Rudd-O — last modified Jul 26, 2015 10:11 PM

This is definitely the coolest guy ever.

What anarcho-socialism really is
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

I found this interesting, two-paragraph description of anarcho-socialism. I think it is a genius explanation.

Poor dude
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Lost his penis.

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