The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 31 – Rick Ros, Rick Loss (2)

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 31 - Rick Ros, Rick Loss (2) January 1, 2019 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: He and I had a show plot that was set in the future; he came up with an idea and I helped him. We called it Albuquerque 2029, which would …

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The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 30 – Rick Ros, Rick Loss (1)

In-Sight Publishing The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 30 - Rick Ros, Rick Loss (1) December 22, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What's up? A distraught day. Richard Rosner: So, I found out yesterday that my younger brother, who's just turned 53, has died. He was found in bed; he is …

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Ask A Genius 472 – Corroding Unifying Institutions (2)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 472 - Corroding Unifying Institutions (2) December 13, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What would be the downside of this shift? Rick Rosner: It is the constant distractions. I am reminded of another science fiction story from probably 60 years ago by Kurt Vonnegut, where the concept of …

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Ask A Genius 471 – Corroding Unifying Institutions (1)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 471 - Corroding Unifying Institutions (1) December 12, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What will happen the short-term with these hammer blows to standard institutions like the church? How will society adapt to this? Rick Rosner: I haven’t thought about this much before but the entire 20th century, …

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Ask A Genius 470 – Buying or Selling Online (3)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 470 - Buying or Selling Online (3) December 11, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: eBay, you can look around and find other places that offer slightly - like Etsy - similar stuff, depending on your category. Etsy is not a bid based app. Everybody sets the price. It is good …

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Ask A Genius 469 – Buying or Selling Online (2)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 469 - Buying or Selling Online (2) December 10, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: eBay, there are about 3,000 items in this category for sale at any given time; this category that my wife likes. It gives you a chance to see how much stuff is really worth by …

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Ask A Genius 468 – Buying or Selling Online (1)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 468 - Buying or Selling Online (1) December 9, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What do you know about buying or selling online? Rick Rosner: Like we've said, high-IQ types get obsessed online; I have been obsessed. My wife has simple tastes. She shops at thrift stores. I used …

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Ask A Genius 467 – Spirituality as a Political Tool (4)

In-Sight Publishing Ask A Genius 467 - Spirituality as a Political Tool (4) December 8, 2018 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: It is a rare person who continues to believe that the Earth is flat. But just because no one thinks the Earth is flat anymore, except lunatics, and the flat Earth is a naive belief …

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