Capitalism Sets Its Ghoulish Sights on Space

Underfunded NASA Contemplates Selling ISS Shares to Private Investment Man, this just makes me fucking angrysad. So much of our modern world's necessities and amenities derive from fundamental and applied research undertaken by the space program over the last six decades. And now we refuse to properly pay for it... Read more →

Thoughts On s08 ep5 of Game of Thrones, Posting Here So Nobody On FB Who Hasn ' t Seen It Yet Can Get Mad At Me About Spoilers

Better-written piece that really nails why this episode worked wonderfully, for all its faults. This essay gets it. SPOILERS GALORE IN IT AND THE REST OF THIS POST, SO PISS OFF IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT YET. ******** I was genuinely surprised last night at how many people immediately hated... Read more →

A pretty stellar, detail-driven overview of the history of human trade marred slightly by the author insisting on inserting not-quite-relevant personal asides here and there. That's the gist of it, really. The book works best when it's describing in detail how trade has functionally worked at various points in human... Read more →