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Episode 21: Old tech, new tech, fin-tech, coup tech

May 28, 2021 Chris Season 1 Episode 21
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Episode 21: Old tech, new tech, fin-tech, coup tech
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Episode 21: Old tech, new tech, fin-tech, coup tech
May 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 21
Chris

 Our live show is coming! 13th of June 8pm AEST!!!!

Please contact us or support us on Patreon!

This week Chris and Brian have a meandering discussion on military technology, stagnation, time horzions and "10 year syndrome". We also discuss the new technology of crypto-currency and the cults of personality that it inspires

You can also find us on discord

Big list of coffee bets - now also on Melange app.

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Forced Entrepreneurship -  . Analyzing employment histories for 640,000 U.S. workers, we document graduating college during a period of high unemployment does increase entry to entrepreneurship. However, compared to voluntary entrepreneurs, firms founded by forced entrepreneurs are more likely to survive, innovate, and receive venture-backing.

Nicholas Taleb
-  The three most harmful addictions are heroin carbohydrates and a monthly salary.

Bond tents - avoiding the red zone when retiring.

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The great stagnation in military technology:
Fogbank - the missing ingredient in the nuclear arsenal
Apply for a job reverse engineering the heat exchanger of a B2 bomber
Or help find some diodes for an icebreaker

Technology Connections - a pretty great YouTube channel. Be sure to check out the rice cooker episode

Japanese joinery is beautiful

Upside decay

The Colt M1911 - Used by the US military for almost a hundred years

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Cryptocurrency
Zohar Atkins - cryptocurrency relies on cult of personality

Chartalism -  a theory of money that argues that money originated with states' attempts to direct economic activity rather

Brian's multi-billion dollar business sending remittances home with crypto-currency - no link because he never started it.

Sometimes you just have to look down and power through to get speedrunning records

Show Notes

 Our live show is coming! 13th of June 8pm AEST!!!!

Please contact us or support us on Patreon!

This week Chris and Brian have a meandering discussion on military technology, stagnation, time horzions and "10 year syndrome". We also discuss the new technology of crypto-currency and the cults of personality that it inspires

You can also find us on discord

Big list of coffee bets - now also on Melange app.

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Forced Entrepreneurship -  . Analyzing employment histories for 640,000 U.S. workers, we document graduating college during a period of high unemployment does increase entry to entrepreneurship. However, compared to voluntary entrepreneurs, firms founded by forced entrepreneurs are more likely to survive, innovate, and receive venture-backing.

Nicholas Taleb
-  The three most harmful addictions are heroin carbohydrates and a monthly salary.

Bond tents - avoiding the red zone when retiring.

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The great stagnation in military technology:
Fogbank - the missing ingredient in the nuclear arsenal
Apply for a job reverse engineering the heat exchanger of a B2 bomber
Or help find some diodes for an icebreaker

Technology Connections - a pretty great YouTube channel. Be sure to check out the rice cooker episode

Japanese joinery is beautiful

Upside decay

The Colt M1911 - Used by the US military for almost a hundred years

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Cryptocurrency
Zohar Atkins - cryptocurrency relies on cult of personality

Chartalism -  a theory of money that argues that money originated with states' attempts to direct economic activity rather

Brian's multi-billion dollar business sending remittances home with crypto-currency - no link because he never started it.

Sometimes you just have to look down and power through to get speedrunning records