A Brief History of… Myst…


Date: May 14, 2018

01) A Brief History of… Myst

“Everybody knows Myst. It’s the one with the island and the puzzles. But the story neither starts nor ends there. We trace nearly 30 years of developer Cyan’s history from its humble beginnings into a garage and through the rise and fall of one of gaming’s greatest success stories.”

I played Riven, only…a very hard game.

In fact, I don’t believe I even own that copy anymore…I traded it in, likely.

I always thought the created world was neat, though…It just got mind numbing boring, wandering around at all the same places…randomly messing around with all the things you could alter, attempting to get any sort of foothold onto what was going on.


Bret Weinstein: What the Social Justice Movement Really Wants…

Date: May 13, 2018

01) Bret Weinstein: What the Social Justice Movement Really Wants

“Bret Weinstein is a former biology professor of Evergreen State College who become famous after speaking out against the “day of abscence”. Full story: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/opinion/when-the-left-turns-on-its-own.html

and later outcome: https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/36839/

In this clip from the Students For Liberty conference in Vancouver, B.C., Apr. 2018, he talks about 2 kinds of social justice groups, how they operate and what they really want. Full talk, quoted under fair use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz0oxIZ3xIg

Bret Weinstein: 8 Bad Assumptions of SJW and Their Consequences:

The Intimacy of Children (Paedophilia)…


Date: May 13, 2018

01) The Intimacy of Children (Paedophilia)

“Children must be protected from abuse but not prevented from exploring their bodies for pleasure as desired. The hostility towards youth sex and paedophilia makes for an oppressive environment and is a cruelty that everyone who refuses to acknowledge the child’s capacity for healthy sexual experiences is contributing to. The paedophile is a scapegoat for truths that other people refuse to face.”

This is the second time I’ve shared this piece of media…

…The original post is here.

I primarily share this link, because the post had a tiny bit of activity in the comments section…Maybe, you will be interested in checking that out.

The original piece of media was, apparently, deleted by the person who published the media…

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Röyksopp – Sordid Affair (Video)…

Date: May 13, 2018

01) Röyksopp – Sordid Affair (Video)

“There was a time, dark and divine,
Exciting and new, shameful untrue
Free to explore we had it all.
Towering trust, insatiable lust

Clouding the truth both of us knew
This sordid affair is ending in tears
Yes we must go on knowing the wrong
Hunting the day it was taken away

Oh, all our love fell down to Earth.
Here, broken and cold, with great remorse

Before a while it all made sense
It might have been just a dark pretence
But you had me
And I left it

To be with you, to be the one,
To live a lie
It really got me all excited.
I felt wanted

Then in the dark a sorrowing sigh
Was taken away. Deliverance came
Fell from the sky. Heaven replied
Salvation in strings, silent and clean.

All that we were, all that we knew
Faded away with tears in the rain.
Yes all that we were, all that we knew
Is fading away like tears in the rain.

All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away
All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away
All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away
All that we were, all that we knew
Fading away”

Religious overtones aside…I really like this.

Waking Up with Sam Harris #126 – In Defense of Honor (with Tamler Sommers)…

Date: May 13, 2018

01) Waking Up with Sam Harris #126 – In Defense of Honor (with Tamler Sommers)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast Sam Harris speaks with Tamler Sommers about cultures of honor. They discuss the difference between honor and dignity, “justice porn,” honor killings, honor and interpersonal violence, prison and gang culture, collective responsibility and collective punishment, retributive vs restorative justice, the ethics of forgiveness and redemption, #metoo, and other topics.

Tamler Sommers is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Houston. He is the host of the podcast “Very Bad Wizards” and holds a PhD in philosophy from Duke University. He is the author of Why Honor Matters.

Twitter: @tamler”

Bernie Corners Democrats, Makes Them PROVE They Care About Democracy…

Date: May 12, 2018

01) Bernie Corners Democrats, Makes Them PROVE They Care About Democracy

“Democrats have been especially vocal about their desire to protect democracy lately, but Bernie Sanders’ team is giving them an opportunity to prove they care about free elections by requesting that Democratic Party leaders sign a leader in support of reducing superdelegates.


Psychologists develop theory of who stands up, and who lets it pass…

Date: May 12, 2018

01) Who Speaks Up in the Face of Uncivil Behavior?

“Have you ever been out in public and seen someone do something outrageous? Maybe you witnessed someone yelling a racial slur at a stranger or physically abusing a young child in their care. All of us probably remember a time when someone’s behavior violated our standards of moral decency, but only some of us can say we actively intervened. What separates those from speak up from those who stay silent?

On the one hand, you might hypothesize that people who are more aggressive or hostile by nature are more likely to openly challenge a stranger. On the other hand, speaking out against injustice could be seen in a more positive light, as an act of maturity. Emerging research supports the latter idea—that people who stand up to incivility have a strong sense of altruism, combined with self-confidence. Understanding what motivates these heroic individuals could lead to more effective ways of curbing everyday immoral behavior.

Psychologist Alexandrina Moisuc and her colleagues recently published findings from three studies looking at the personality profile possessed by people who say they would intervene in the face of bad behavior. Although there has been extensive research on how situational factors can impact people’s motivation to intervene (i.e. research on the bystander effect), there have been fewer studies looking at the role of personality.”