I ( Jeff Relf ) am in Seattle, Mid 2021.   [ Mail@"Jeff-Relf."Me  !555 206.900.9444 ]
I was born here, start of 1960.  My Photo  My Location
PNG & HTM charts of how tight|loose my day is ( from Online|Away data ).
  Helping billions of people, as Bill Gates did,
  strongly benefits our species; so it's built in.

  And wealth is a double-edged sword.
  Karl Marx, the trust fund baby who never grew up,
  was a nasty side-effect of capitalism.  Obesity too.

  AntiFa are like Berkeley's UniBomber ( Ted Kaczynski );
  i.e. trust fund babies, crashing left-n-right.  Poor babies.
  We saw them in 1999, in Seattle, protesting the WTO.

  One day, restless kids might stop attacking TinyTech (Republicans)  & 
  turn their attention towards BigTech, BigMedia & BigGov (Democrats).

  Ugly truths, politics, fascinate me.
  A real education is real expensive.
  ( hint:  I'm not talking about school$ )

  GDP growth ( 10 year moving average ) is falling because we're 
  getting older & having fewer babies ( per each woman's lifetime )
  & because workers are punished & deadbeats are rewarded
  ( i.e. blame the pigeon feeders, not the pigeons ).

      Absent powerful drugs and/or religion, it's nearly impossible 
      to find a "loving woman" who wouldn't enslave you, 
      treat you like shit, take "your" kids and/or "your" future.

  Japan's "solution" has been ever-more-negative interest rates
  ( after inflation ), forcing everyone to spend willy-nilly,
  destroying the environment.

  Japanification is engulfing the planet, especially China.

  Ironically, we're destroying the planet, willy-nilly,
  in the name of saving it.

  What's greener than "Greenhouse Earth" ?
  Is it a coincidence that this "doomsday cult" stuff
  somehow happens to enrich BigTech, BigMedia & BigGov ?
  Each picks the "most useful" assumption ( for each ).
  If you're a Hollywood producer, or a TV "scientist",
  the many worlds - assumption - fills your pockets.

  Painters, like Leonardo da Vinci & Salvador Dali,
  have little use for Einstein's Relativity.

  Still, Einstein's assumptions (Relativity) 
  are extremely -useful- when you need to develop
  a GPS system that requires atomic clocks orbiting Earth.

  Who better to develop precision clocks than 
  " The premier Swiss patent clerk " (Einstein), eh ?! 

  Einstein (&I) assume:   Randomness is ignorance.
  The future is just as fixed as the past;
  i.e. "God" ( the 4-D TimeScape ) is static, forever & always.

  Life is:   Everything, yet nothing.

  A useful theory of everything has to consider 
  the limits of human understanding.

  We don't know what we don't know;
  i.e. there may be " hidden variables "
  that we don't know that we don't know.

  The more distant the black hole ( in Space & Time ),
  the more massive it is.

  The 12.5 billion year-old J2157-3602
  is 34 billion solar masses,
  13 thousand Sagittarius A* masses.

  Sagittarius A* was probably much more massive
  13.8 billion years ago, before entropy did its thing.

  I assume that there was no entropy at 
  the ( infinitely precise ) start of the Big Bang; 
  i.e. infinite "eXergy" ( energy that can do "work", force * distance ); 
  e.g. infinite gravitational and/or electromagnetic energy.

  "God" (nature) programmed us to consume residual eXergy as 
  the cosmos goes from infinitely  hot/dense to infinitely  cold/sparse.
  Breathing (oxidation) ages you.
  Athletes drop dead unexpectedly.
  I've never seen a buff centenarian.

  The ones I've seen are slight ( short & thin ),
  Charlie Munger & Warren Buffett being the exceptions.

  I'd rather be a mental athlete, developing my mind.
  Adam Back is Satoshi Nakamoto.
  I was using a 3 button mouse,
  with laser printers, back in 1982,
  on Lilith/Modula-2 machines from Zürich
  ( Logitech is based in Zürich, g600, g635 ).

  DOS in 1983, Macs in 1984, Windows in 1989.

  I was programming Reverse Polish Notation
  (RPN) 1976, FORTH in 1984,
  PostScript in 1985 -- all PostFix.

  It's all about the stack, pushing & popping, 
  as one does in assembly;
  I've programmed in PDP-11, 6502, 8086, 68020.

  I've done a bit of SQL, professionally, FoxPro, 
  in downtown Seattle, just-off Elliott Bay,
  contracting for large corporations.

  The "middle" button on my mouse
  toggles my dictation microphone On/Off.

  Another button ( among 39 ) MiddleClicks, 
  to open webpages in a new tab.

  I designed my (virtual) keyboard;
  no physical keyboard, no touchscreen.


  My web search options:

  I modify WebPages, on-the-fly,
  removing crap that I don't want,
  & I make them look/act how I want.

      WebPages:  Jeff-Relf.Me/userContent.CSS.TXT
      FireFox v85 skin:  Jeff-Relf.Me/userChrome.CSS.TXT
      Win10 skin:  Jeff-Relf.Me/Black.Theme.TXT

  I wrote my own ( mixed font, zoomable ) console, 
  for my Microsoft Visual C++ applets:

      Diff.PNG  X.HTM  CodingRules.HTM
      Visual Studio 2019 C# macros & extensions:

  I toggle Windows Defender & Update On/Off;
  & I upgrade to the latest version of Windows:

  My playList when reading/writing/programming:
  At age 28, 1988, Provo Utah,
  my wife had an affair with a coworker.
  She divorced me to marry him.

  It estranged me from my kids, which was hard;
  but, since then, the freedom has been amazing.
  No more high-stress job just to keep her satisfied.
  My posts to Usenet ( since Feb 2012 ).
  My "Comp.OS.Linux.Advocacy" and "Sci.Physics" report.

  UTF-8, not US ASCII, has been the standard for decades now.
  Mozilla Thunderbird is the gold standard for newsreaders;
  but 99.999 % of people can't configure it properly.

  Most people can't write the CSS, nor the JavaScript,
  required to make it super nice.

  Better USENET NewsServers:

  They won't censor you; they don't even keep the "Path:" line,
  so you can't be identified.  Their text archive is decades deep.
  $3 buys you 10 gigs, enough for several life times.