Elon Musk on Old Political Leadership and Other Tidbits

Elon Musk proposes having a maximal age on elected politicians. In this same interview, he also noted that "people don't change their minds, they just die" and that "leadership that is several generations older than the average age of its constituency will be unable to relate with them".

If any of you are ever considering stealing something, please note that you will probably never be as good as these thieves:

Thieves make away with 500-tonne iron bridge in Bihar
They pulled off the act by posing as government officials carrying out repair works on Ara-Sone canal, which was built 45 years ago

An interview I found interesting:

In a recent interview, Elon Musk proposes having a maximal age on elected politicians. In this same interview, he also noted that "people don't change their minds, they just die" and that "leadership that is several generations older than the average age of its constituency will be unable to relate with them".

He also says that he does not wish to contribute to human longevity projects as they will result in the "ossification" of society.

A social initiative I find important:

If it isn't already, climate change should be on your mind, regularly. This article actually filled me with a decent amount of pride.

Students walk out in fight for divestment
On March 25, students and faculty at McMaster University walked out of class to join a school-wide walkout. The event took place outside University Hall and was organized by MacDivest, a student-led activism group that has been targeting the university’s unsustainable investments for nearly two year…

One of my favourite books set in nature is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. What is particularly special about the book is the fact that it introduces us to a setting, an image of nature, the American marsh, that many of us have probably never seen before and that we may no longer have the opportunity to go see in the coming years given the devastating effects of climate change. I really want to go to South Carolina because of this book.

Books I am reading:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

A course I want to take:

CS50
Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. This course teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently. Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, and software e…

The lectures are free online. I watch these instead of YouTube, its good 'edu-tainment'.

A tool that helps me keep track of what I read online:

Pocket
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.

You can save stuff you have already read or mark things to read later.  

I also use Readwise. This tool is quite cool because it allows you to save highlights from your Kindle or iBooks. Readwise can email some of these highlights to you (daily or weekly) so that you don't forget what you read, or store them automatically in your Evernote or Notion.

Readwise can also save stuff from the web, but I just prefer the pocket interface for web-clippings/highlights.