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I have come up with a new motivational strategy…

Kenton Varda originally shared this post:

I have come up with a new motivational strategy. Whenever I want to get myself to do something, I will refuse to pay my bills until it gets done. Sorry credit card company, I can't pay that bill until I clean the house, and the house is a mess, and I'd rather play video games, so it may be a while.

Better yet, I may at first pay all my bills directly out of my 401k for a few months. Not because I can't find a better way to pay, but because I refuse to pay normally until I get those chores done, and they're not getting done. So I will draw on my retirement account as punishment, and once it runs out, I will then refuse to pay any bills.

I call it the United States Congress Plan.

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Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose…

Lockdown: The coming war on general-purpose computing

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The coming war on general-purpose computing

By Cory Doctorow – Share this article

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This article is based on a keynote speech to the Chaos Computer Congress in Berlin, Dec. 2011.

General-purpose computers are astounding. They’re so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they’re for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them. This brings us back to something you might be sick of read…

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