Try to log into Coinbase after a time, jump through hoops as two factor authentication app was lost on a phone long ago, fail, try to contact support, get fucked around, give up.

Eventually after some weeks someone from their support department finally helps me out and the account is fixed, hooray! Their support department must be like, one person.

Time passes.

Decide to sell bitcoin, login successfully, hooray!

Click sell. 'Selling is not supported in your country'.

Right, I will transfer it somewhere more friendly, then.



English Is Not Normal


Reading about English history and the various invasions that took place, I'm not surprised.

"English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is its spelling, which is indeed a nightmare. In countries where English isn’t spoken, there is no such thing as a ‘spelling bee’ competition. For a normal language, spelling at least pretends a basic correspondence to the way people pronounce the words. But English is not normal."

From Aeon


Super Shirt


I'm waiting for the day when we only need one shirt. Something light which will cool you in summer, heat you in winter, never get dirty, absorb odours and sweat, maybe even gently massage and exfoliate your skin as you walk. Needless to say it will contain solar panels, change colour on demand. I imagine we've already seen such garments in pictures depicting aliens. You know, those silver jumpsuit things. Those might not look super stylish, but if they do all of the above, who really cares?

For now, I found this shirt. It's lacking a few features but after paying for it I think I'd feel pretty super.


Guard Ducks


Today the world seems to need this. So here you go, world. Have a picture of baby ducks guarding a kitten.


The Cold


Stumbled upon this article about cold showers being healthy - Health benefits of cold showers. I didn't realize cold baths were thought of so highly in times past!

Reminded me of Wim Hof "The Iceman" who has proven in multiple studies that he (and people he trains) can influence their autoimmune system to stave off cold and disease.

Surviving the cold is sort of understandable because the training Wim offers is specifically for the cold. What is surprising is withstanding disease as well. I wouldn't have expected that from being exposed to cold! It's precisely the opposite thing that grandmothers everywhere have been telling their children for as long as I can remember.


English Russia


This used to be one of my favorite sites - I'm glad it's still around. It documents some of the unique activities Russians can get up to.

English Russia


Bored Pandas


My browser bookmarks consist mostly of sites I thought looked interesting enough to bookmark and then never looked at ever again. This is one of them

Bored Panda

If only this site were as interesting! Well now it doesn't need to be because it links to that more interesting site. Let that be a lesson in energy conservation, folks.


Bang good


There's a few cheap online Chinese shopping sites appeared recently, selling all kinds of random stuff. Sort of like a Chinese online Walmart. I've brought a few things from some of them and haven't had any issues so far.

I've brought computer components (RAM and CPU's), some bird toys which were OK but not super durable (they were quite cheap, so can't expect too much).

Shipping can take a while, several weeks or more depending where you live.

I have noticed that some products on eBay can come from China (maybe even these exact stores) if you're not careful. Some even slip through the 'only from X location' filter which is annoying if you want something shipped quickly and you don't catch it before buying.

Mostly I just like looking for unique and imaginative products. And I might consider buying more ordinary items such as light bulbs which I figure are probably the same quality as anywhere as long as I don't need them in a hurry.

Here's one of my favorite sites - it has a good selection of products but the name also makes me giggle.

Bang Good


Mass Immigration


No wonder Europe is afraid of mass immigration. They remember what happened when they did it


Robots and Horses


This video is the best yet to explain exactly why you'll be unemployed and unemployable soon enough.

Humans Need Not Apply

Think of horses, which we used to use a lot - when they were replaced with machines, the price of keeping them for any type of work was much higher than for an equivalent machine. We
simply don't have that much use for horses anymore.



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