Tessa Violet is an American singer of modest popularity and talent who kick-started her career by video-blogging and lip syncing songs. Here is her most popular music video to date: This isn't exactly a pop culture blog, so why am I writing about her? Basically her imperial flag-colored hair has made her into a minor... Read More
There are 10^23 to 10^24 neurons on the planet. The human brain has around 86 billion neurons. World population * human neurons = 10^~10*11^~10 = 10^~21 (slightly less, but let's round up). This means the human population can "safely" increase by at least two more orders of magnitude to 1 to 10 trillion, so the... Read More
My post on the maximum world population drew a large number of "powerful takes" - unfortunately, powerful in the bad sense of the word - idiotic trolling (humorous trolling is allowed), ad hominems, conspiracy SIFs, negative value added, etc. While I appended the MORE tag to a bunch of them, I was also forced to... Read More
From the latest DoJ indictment of Russian trolls [pdf]: That said, I don't quite see how this kind of "Internet research" qualifies as conspiring to "commit offense against" or "defraud" the United States (18 U.S. Code § 371).
Hollywood Reporter: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Negative Buzz Amplified by Russian Trolls, Study Finds It obviously has nothing at all to do with any issues hinted at by the discrepancy between its 4.5/10 user rating and 8.5
There's nothing particularly new or interesting per se in the 37 page indictment of 13 Russian nationals, including its head Evgeny Prigozhin, for "meddling" in the US elections through online trolling. The existence of the Internet Research Agency - or "Olgino", as it is known in Russia, after the location of the first "troll factory"... Read More
Although I appreciate their help in actualizing my potential, there are a number of errors that I wish to clear up. Anatoly Karlin is a Russian alt-right, white nationalist anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist blogger who promotes
Although they are present, the "anti-globalist" crowd - Steve Bannon and his allies, Stephen Miller and Michael Anton - are relegated to the back, while the likes of Jared Kushner occupy a much more central position. (Isn't Kremlinology fun?) This might be relevant since even the NYT has painted this as a battle between Kushner... Read More
Leonid Bershidsky is a democratic journalist who immigrated to Germany from Russia when Putin triggered him one too many times in 2014. Most of his articles deal with Eastern Europe in general and the Eternal Collapse of Russia under Putin in specific (though to be fair he is far from the worst Russia journalist out... Read More
One of the most memorably vivid characterizations of the USSR was as a communal apartment, in which every ethnicity had its own room. Except the majority Russians, who had to make do with the foyer while paying the bulk of the rent, which didn't make them too happy. In some sense, US Whites are not... Read More
Ben "Shishkebab" Garrison, the most trolled cartoonist on the Internet, is increasingly making the artistic efforts of his most devoted fans redundant. It is now evident that he never was just the standard, run-of-the-mill libertarian cartoonist that the shills portrayed him as. /pol/ was always right to believe in the potential of Ben "Remove Mohammedan"... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.