This week, I will post my impressions of Veliky Novgorod and Sergiev Posad – both are already written, and ready to go. I will also have something about my visit to the KrioRus cryonics facility this week or the next.
Now that I have brought my travel reviews up to date, I will start doing more book reviews in the coming weeks.
TBF I am having an increasingly hard time taking an earnest interest in the ebb and flow of current events (as epitomized in these “protests“). While is just as well since that will leave me with more time for more permanent content.
More notable posts since the last Open Thread in case you missed any of them.
- Guillaume Durocher: Indigenous French Ethno-Genetic Diversity
- Ron Unz ties together the Epstein/Pizzagate issues more fluidly than I have seen anywhere else… it stands to reason there is something keeping the elites in line.
- Peter Frost on Chinese fertility
- Seva Bashirov: Map of Russian population increase/decrease by province between 1926 and 2019
- Paul Robinson on how Italian pro-Ukrainian Nazis who had arms seized from them became pro-Russian Nazis in the Western media
- Paul Robinson translates a couple of 1930s Ivan Ilyin articles.
- Seva Bashirov has raion level maps of the recent Ukrainian elections, in which Zelensky’s party got an absolute majority. [in Russian]
- Michael Kofman: The Ogarkov Reforms: The Soviet Inheritance Behind Russia’s Military Transformation
- genby: Russian suicide rate falls below US as of 2018. [in Russian]
- Urban demographics released for 2018: Moscow now has 12.6M people (1989: 8.9M). Full list. [in Russian]
- Branko Milanovic on the meaning of the word “oligarch” in the Russian context
- John Derbyshire describes cognitive elitist immigration policies as “strip-mining the smart fraction.” This is an idea that I have also explored.
- Philip Giraldi: Did Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Work for Mossad?
- Scott Alexander: Style Guide: Not Sounding Like An Evil Robot. Some good advice here…
- Robin Hanson now thinks there’s an 80% chance of his “Age of Em” scenario coming to pass
- Peter Frost:
- *video* Guangzhou in 4k Aerial Video (h/t Steve Hsu)
- Emil Kirkgaard on IQ of Arab engineering students
- Neven’s Sea Ice Blog: Arctic sea ice volume breaking previous monthly records set in 2012.
- Seva Bashirov with maps of the most popular surnames in Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. [in Russian]
- Guillaume Durocher: Study Shows Babies Naturally Distinguish Races and Easily Link Them to Languages