It seems like most people haven’t heard of Couchsurfing Hangouts. That’s a shame.
Luang Prabang is romantic.
Weather is caused by a bunch of molecules. Since we don’t know exactly how the molecules will behave, weather forecasters make lots of models and then look at the average. That’s why they say things like “There’s a 70% chance of rain”—perhaps they’ve made 100 models, and it rained in 70 of them. (As described by Nate Silver in The Signal and the Noise.)
If we knew exactly what each molecule was, though, we could predict the weather with perfect accuracy.
Now, consider the extent to which the course of your life is determined by prior causes.
Agnostic people need to pick a side. I think they’re all secretly either atheist or spiritual.
Somehow I didn’t figure these things out until around age 18. Keep reading to learn from my mistakes, or just laugh at my general awkwardness.
I’ve been using, and loving, my MacBook Pro since 2013. So when I went to replace it a few months ago, I didn’t even bother to go into the Apple store—I just ordered the 2018 version online.
I thought it would be much like the Pro I was replacing, except lighter and without a CD drive.
I was wrong.
So, so wrong.
Which leads me to ask: WTF is Apple doing?
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Moving to Chiang Mai, Thailand, was surprisingly easy.
We live in a golden age of TV. This thought is not original to me—I think I first read it in one of those Slate- or Atlantic-type thinkpieces—but I’m putting it here anyway, in case it’s one that hasn’t occurred to you yet.
90s/2000s kids, read it and reminisce!