Companies that make products purposefully so they break down after a period of time, or so that they are not backwards compatible are stealing from their customers. Planned obsolence should be a crime with long jail time and fines big enough to bankrupt the companies that do it.
Right now, nearly every product you buy is designed to break or be incompatible with future updates to increase the sales of the company.… read more “Make Planned Obsolence a Crime”
All of these digital coins have failed to fulfill their promise to be used as digital currency, but each has caused serious problems. Bitcoin is wasting a titanic amount of energy, and the Chia coin is destroying SSDs. Maybe we should just use our conventional currencies and elect governments we trust to run those currencies in an intelligent way?
The entire patent system needs to be dismantled. It’s simply hampers competition and prevents free trade. All of us in the technology industry know that the simple facts are that building a business is 99% perspiration and 1% innovation. Further, any new idea is based on a mountain of previous human innovations. Even the largest leap in human history was a miniscule percentage of the entire knowledge base it rested on.… read more “Dismantle the US patent system”
Swimming (if done safely under supervision of lifeguard 90/100, unsafe 0/100)
My kids will be strongly discouraged from going to college. Colleges have somehow devolved from centers of education into something else entirely. Colleges now often push extreme viewpoints that lack evidence, colleges have dangerous drinking and drug cultures, and colleges bury their students in debt that enslaves them for life.
A good education can now be had on YouTube… I have spent the last year learning construction there and the quality of content is excellent.… read more “College”
I used to think that the world was made up of lots of smart people mostly working together.
But I’ve come to realize is that there is a very small population system builders that are responsible for everything in modern life.
Schools were built by a system builder who probably passed away from the early 1900s and they have not changed much since.… read more “System Builders”