Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 9

December 6, 2022

So I was playing Skyrim, then as I was battling Nord barbarians in a dungeon, it killed my PC.

Not sure exactly why. Seems like the CPU might have gotten fried. Maybe the cooling unit failed? Although the fan still spins. But it makes a weird rattling noise.

I have been building my own PCs since I was a kid. This has never happened to me before.

Now I cannot render videos until I figure out how to fix it.

Damn you Todd Howard. It just works.

Update: I discovered that the CPU liquid cooling unit started to leak, leading to overheating of the CPU. Ordered a new cooling unit which should arrive in a few days.

December 5, 2022

Police have gotten a bad rap in our politics lately, but it's important to understand the difficult and vital work that police do every day to make civilization possible.

Remember, police have to deal with some of the biggest assholes and idiots on the planet, every day, for years.

Demonizing the police is not an intelligent political position.

Although, of course, minorities have a right to demand humane policing.

This channel, Police Activity, is an amazing collection of raw footage of police and the scumbags they have to deal with on a daily basis. Have a look for yourself. I was binge-watching this channel for hours.

Yes, of course, police — just like the best scientists — make mistakes. But you will only appreciate that when you understand how difficult policing and science are. If you tried to do policing or science yourself, you'd be much more empathetic about the situation.

December 4, 2022

Now this is survival:

If you are too liberal as a parent, a coyote may run off with your kid :D

Now you understand why parents are anal.

You also understand why kids scream like they are being dragged by a coyote.

A conservative is one who appreciates that a coyote may be lurking around every bush.

December 4, 2022

Very important topic to understand:

December 3, 2022

Our galaxy contains an estimated 1 trillion planets. Some 10-20% of them are in the habitable zone.

Large uninhabitable gas-giant planets can have as many as 80 moons each, some larger than of the size of Earth's moon.

There are an estimated 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe.

Let the scope of Infinity sink in.

Humans are so dumb for thinking they are anywhere close to understanding this thing.

November 26, 2022

This YT channel features a fascinating series of videos briefly illustrating the evolution of the major families of creatures on Earth:

November 25, 2022

A great topic for how to improve our politics:

I'm guilty of being too dismissive about persuading people, when actually it is necessary. Anand's points are exactly correct and would help pave the way for what I call Tier 2 Conscious Politics.

November 22, 2022


November 16, 2022

Surprisingly fun:

You can actually buy it on Amazon.

November 16, 2022