* Kinlessness, a sad but very interesting piece.
* System76 on US Manufacturing and Open Hardware. The company makes open-source desktops and laptops.
* What I Learned From Making Hot Sauce at Scale. I ordered some hot sauce based on this article!
* A lawsuit reveals how peculiar Harvard’s definition of merit is. The “Hebrew problem” has now become the “Asian problem” at Harvard.
* “The Saruman Trap: When power is corrupt, there is no way to escape its toxic influence.” My personal favorite in this batch, but I’m a sucker for anything LOTR.
* “Teachers Have a Responsibility: Two educators talk about teaching students to think critically, and keeping personal politics out of the classroom.” It seems obvious to me, yet I see too little of it.
* “GM’s electric bikes unveiled.” File under “Headlines I never thought I’d see outside of The Onion.”
* “Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators.” I have seen some of the results, and they are not good.
* The Joe Rogan podcast with Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay; the latter two are responsible for the the Grievance Studies Scandal. It’s another version of the Sokal hoax. For a while I thought about blogging stupid humanities papers, but there were too many of them and (almost) on one seems to care. Plus, the Twitter account Real Peer Review is already doing the job. The most interesting thing about Boghossian and Lindsay on Rogan is the extent to which Rogan offers a very large, mainstream platform for their ideas. Word about academic chicanery is getting out.