Always start with politics: Guns have externalities, but less than you may think.
The conflict around privacy is old, and not yet lost (HN). Don’t forget about Tor, and avoid the worst mistakes using it (HN).
Jai is worth reading. Everyday Superrationality provides one of the reasons why voting makes sense, Foes without faces explains that humans cannot count, and The Copenhagen Interpretation of Ethics shows that doing good is bad.
The Refragmentation paints a picture of how we became more similar, and why we’re again growing apart. (HN)
There are reasons why bad practices become normal, even if they are not nice. (HN)
How leadership can fail, and how it is when you recognize that your leadership has failed (HN).
Not leadership, but teamwork. Best if you read this article as a stand-in for many others, and swap out details as you see fit. (HN)
Linux is in dire need of a good psychiatrist; it has issues. (HN).
Cool Tools: Compare low-light impressions between human eye and a modern DSLR.
One friend of mine is starting a blog about reading, learning, coding, and another friend also writes about another type of coding.
Triggered by SSC’s 2015 prediction review, LW user jbay wrote a worthwhile article discussing calibration accuracy and scoring. Also, PredictionBook exists, you might like it.
A new webserial, almost certainly worth reading: Unsong by the author of SlateStarCodex.
P.S.: When upgrading my Windows 10 to the newest release, it deleted all my keyboard remappings. I am very grumpy about that.