Because of registration spam being a persistent problem on this weblog I have moved comments to a Disqus system. In the future I will allow WordPress comments to be displayed for archives, though they are gone for now….
I’ve been busy with things besides blogging (in any case, this is not my primary blog; I have one I actually get paid to write for another one). But when I read the comments I’m a little surprised at how dull and/or unhinged many of you have are. So I’m going to start browsing a little more to get a sense of who to cull. In case you don’t know I actually host this domain, so I think I have final say on that, though I leave day-to-day management of this weblog to others.
Feel free to leave a stupid comment on this post so I can ban you.
In my private offline life I have taken to demanding people bet me $10 when they make an assertion that I suspect is wrong. I’ve won enough money now because I tend to do this only when I’m confident about facts, which is often, that I’ve now gotten several people to back off and just admit that they are probably wrong when I challenge them to put their money where their mouth is. I do this because life is short, and I won’t tolerate bullshit which wastes my time. There are easier ways to make money, but as Alex Tabarrok has noted bets are a tax on bullshit. Unless I’m joking I mean what I say, and I usually say things strongly when I am highly confident about what I’m saying. If I don’t know, I’ll admit it.