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Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.

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Making Business Ethics a Cumulative Science

Such is the goal of Jonathan Haidt and Linda Trevino in a recent Nature article. “Imagine a world,” they write, in which medical researchers did experiments on rats, but never on people… Source: Making Business Ethics a Cumulative Science

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50 Things You Can Control Right Now

You can expel all your energy on things you can’t control or use it to create positive change in your life. Here are 50 ways to start right now. Source: 50 Things You Can Control Right Now

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Playing with syntax highlighter

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Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

I’m currently reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt where he uses the metaphor of  the elephant and the rider.  The elephant is instinct, the rider is consciousness.  He talks a lot in the early section about how the rider often spends it’s time … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Night Vale

It was a simpler time. Because I personally had less memories and so less to superimpose upon the world, and so it was much clearer, and also I was younger. Thus, the world was simpler. Fear is a reasonable response … Continue reading

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Walter Jon Williams agrees with me, so there.

Yes! This! I think this is part of why I keep complaining about books that are too long and editors not doing their jobs.   “This!” is a blog post by Walter Jon Williams online at: http://www.walterjonwilliams.net/2015/09/dragging-it-out/

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Eight Million Gods by Wen Spencer

Read: 2015-09-08 to 2015-09-17 3 stars 2015-09-08/5%: Not too impressed so far but I’ve enjoyed some of Spencer’s other books so we’ll see. 2015-09-11/15%: Okay, so Nikki broke into the crime scene, totally stupid, but she did this after the book said … Continue reading

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My problem with Military SF

I am soooooo tired of the heroes in uniform bullshit. I was in the military and I can tell you that it’s just like any other group of humans. You’ve got some really good folks, some really shitty folks, and … Continue reading

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2015 Campbell Award

I think this is probably my final ranking.  English will be #1 and not rank anything else, including No Award. She can write. The others write well enough but mostly not about anything interesting. There’s also not enough in the … Continue reading

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