SF inequality, time overestimation, Soylent, sending money

In California, there isn’t a conflict between being a capitalist and a liberal.” “The companies here are more than just playgrounds, they’re enclaves.” I more or less agree with this.

How people spend their time. This is so interesting because we never get this data. The only data we get is data about how we feel like we’re spending our time. “how we think we spend our time has little to do with reality. We wildly overestimate time devoted to housework. We underestimate time devoted to sleep.”
“people who claimed their “usual” workweeks were longer than 75 hours were off, on average, by about 25 hours. You can guess in which direction. Those who claimed that a “usual” workweek was 65-74 hours were off by close to 20 hours. Those claiming a 55-64 hour workweek were still about 10 hours north of the truth. Subtracting these errors, you can see that most people top out at fewer than 60 work hours per week.”
So, ignore the workaholics, reject stress culture, work 40 hours. 50 if you must.

Soylent discussions remain fun. (quick recap: guy makes smoothie full of vitamins, eats nothing else for 3 months, says it’s awesome.) At first glance it sounds terrible, but hear him out; I think he reasons pretty well about all the weirdness involved. I tried to make it once, felt like I’d eaten a rock all morning, haven’t tried again yet. But you can order some official Soylent from these folks on their kickstarter. Of course I did.

Send money with Gmail. Is Google finally bringing payments into the future? Where I can send you some money for free? I think so. (Also try Venmo, which works too.) If you want to get in on the gmail-send-money beta, let me know, I’ll send you a penny.


Brian -

Send Me A Penny!

Hell Send Me A Dollar.

Also Soylent Is People.

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