Don't Use Em for Media Queries
The short answer is set an explicit root font size in pixels. It will override the user's custom default font size which is mildly annoying for the user, but it will force them to zoom instead which always behaves the way you want.
6 weeks ago
Ezért nem vagyok demokrata - Libertarian
A demokrácia lényegében nem más, mint magasztos ideákba csomagolt, az ököljog mentén létrejött szervezett bűnözés. (...) A demokráciában a nép gyakorlati befolyása inkább névleges, a választási szertartásokkal nekik gyakorolt kegy a hatalomba kerülésig megfelelően korrumpálódó elit fennmaradására, mint azt a nyilvánvaló tapasztalatok mutatják, nem veszélyes. A választópolgárok sem a nominálisan az ő képviseletüket ellátó személyzet pontos összetételét nem határozhatják meg, sem az azok által meghozott szabályokba nem, vagy csak körülményesen szólhatnak bele.

A képviseleti demokrácia sokkal inkább szolgál az alattvalók pacifikálására, mintsem a népuralom megvalósítására.
july 2018
How to Slow Down Time
But you don’t need to meditate in order to slow down time. You just need to invest more attention in present-moment experience, one way or another.

Two simple ways to do this:

1. Do more physical activities, ones that you can’t do absent-mindedly: arts and crafts, sports, gardening, dancing
2. Spend more time with people you enjoy talking to

Both are memorable and rewarding, and require too much ongoing attention for your mind to slip into rumination. A year spent focusing on things you can’t do absent-mindedly is a long, memorable year that can’t slip by unnoticed.
july 2018
How To Deal With Chess Frustration -
How can I stop his threat?”

Pushing aside panic (you can’t do anything if you bow to panic), when a threat worries you please do the following:

– Remember some threats are tiny things. In many cases the developing (or building) move you intended to play will also stop the threat.
– Make sure it’s a real threat! Quite a few so-called threats are all bluster, and in many other cases a false threat actually hurts the player who created the threat!
– Many threats are actually bad moves that hurt the player who created the non-threat.
– If possible, do not rush to protect against the threat. And this takes us into the following game.
july 2018
The Art Of Time Management -
Great points about what to focus on (and how to improve) in blitz. Plus a better way to deliver checkmate with a rook.
june 2018
How To Learn Chess Patterns -
Let me explain how to learn a pattern one more time: You see a certain pawn structure that you like, you see a tactical pattern that thrills you, you see how to beat down weak squares, you fall in love with the idea of blocking an enemy passed pawn with a knight. All these things and many more can be mastered by simply finding examples of one of them, study that pattern over and over (look for dozens of examples or more), and once you understand its nuances you should step to another pattern and master that too.
may 2018
5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness
1. Visualize Your Life Without the Things You Love
2. Memento Mori — Meditate on Death
3. Set Internal Goals and Detach Yourself From Outcomes
4. Welcome Discomfort
5. Vigorously Pursue Character and Virtue
stoicism  philosophy 
may 2018
Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy | The Spectator
The point of running through these numbers is to demonstrate that it is utterly futile, on a priori grounds, even to think that wind power can make any significant contribution to world energy supply, let alone to emissions reductions, without ruining the planet.
may 2018
On Radical Markets
Normally, I love markets and clean incentive alignment, and dislike politics and bureaucrats and ugly hacks, and I love economics, and I so love the idea of using economic insights to design markets that work better so that we can reduce the role of politics and bureaucrats and ugly hacks in society. Hence, naturally, I love this vision. So let me be a good intellectual citizen and do my best to try to make a case against it.
may 2018
To WWW or not WWW | Netlify
The problem with CNAME records is that the DNS specification doesn’t allow any other DNS records on a name that has a CNAME record set. (...) If you want to be able to receive email on your domain, you’ll need to set MX records at the apex domain. With a CNAME, no other records can be set.
may 2018
Carbon - Save Images For Code Snippets
Great for presentations, also have vim integration
april 2018
Daily is just easier - Jonathan Stark
Counterintuitively, daily is easier than weekly because you can get into a routine. Daily habits are much easier to create than weekly habits. Writing is just something I do every day, like getting dressed.

Something happens in your brain when you start writing daily that allows you to start seeing ideas everywhere. I have the opposite of writers block now… the hard part is deciding which idea to write about, not what to write about.
writing  emaillist 
april 2018
A great app that helps with claiming compensation from airlines.
march 2018
Brokerchooser: Compare. Choose. Trade.
A great site for choosing an online brokerage, with a 30-minute free consultation.
march 2018
In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons - The New York Times
But beyond that, rest, fluids, not staying horizontal all day and perhaps also letting in fresh air and sunlight are the best things you can do for yourself. To prevent friends, family members and colleagues from getting sick, keep to yourself until 48 hours after your fever has subsided and you’re feeling better.
january 2018
Chess AlphaZero vs Stockfish Chess Match: Game 3
One of the 100 games, commented by Daniel Rensch
december 2017
You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real
Bitcoin is an illusion, a mass hallucination, so one hears. (...)

What may be less easy to grasp is that U.S. dollars are likewise an illusion. They too consist mainly of numbers out there in cyberspace. Sometimes they’re stored in paper or coins, but while the paper and coins are material, the dollars they represent are not. U.S. dollars are not backed by anything other than the faith of the fools who accept it as payment and of other fools who agree in turn to accept it as payment from them. The main difference is that, for the moment at least, the illusion, in the case of dollars, is more widely and more fiercely believed. (...)

There is nothing stopping our banking system from creating more dollars whenever the mood strikes. Of the $13.7 trillion in the M2 money supply as of October 2017, $13.5 trillion was created after 1959—or, to put it another way, M2 has expanded by almost 50 times.
december 2017
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