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Karl Martin
Magnanimous hyperborean yaysayer and aspiring swashbuckling gentleman philosopher of sorts
Interests: literature, the great outdoors, current events, trekking, hiking, philosophy, psychology,leadership, history of ideas, Ayn Rand & objectivism, history, historiography, philosophy of history, Krav Maga, economics, Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Geocaching
Recent Activity
I would love to own one of these! They are coming out in February 2014. A bit expensive. Maximum speed 35 km/h. As an all terrrain vehicle it looks absolutely stunning in these youtube videos. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at Dithyramb
Nicholas Capaldi has an intriguing perspective on how two rival paradigms has framed and continues to forge normative business ethics. This article shaped a quite a bit of my understanding of normative business ethics and played an important role in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Dithyramb
With Google reader closing, it's time to turn to a new feed-reader. In that regard I have now switched to feedly. Importing my google reader info was easy. Feedly is also aesthetically pleasing on the eyes. All in all I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at Dithyramb du i faresonen? Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at Det Lille Scriptorium
William Shatner gives a fascinating small presentation of the impact NASA has had on different fields and on how that improves life here on earth. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2012 at Dithyramb
The Competitive Enterprise Institute has made a short film version of Leonard Reads classic I, Pencil essay. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Dithyramb
Untappd is to beer, what Foursquare is to locations... It's a great app for getting to know beers and breweries, and interact with your drinking buddies. You can also, similarly to Foursquare earn badges. All in all a fun site... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Dithyramb
I Just bought The Benevolent Nature of Capitalism by George Reisman. It is a collection of some of George Reismans essays on capitalism that has just recently been released for the Kindle. The 11 Essays consists of the following: The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Dithyramb
Google has launched a campaign in support of a free and open internet against those who would hand over control to the United Nations and corrupt and oppressive governments. I've just signed. Hope you will too! Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at Dithyramb
I'm excited. Netflix was released in Norway today. I've currently tested it on my iPad and on my PS3. ...and I'm buffering issues...totally smooth :-) I've just finnished watching the Norwegian comedy Tomme Tønner and have just started watching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at Dithyramb
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Dithyramb
For en hardtslående tilbakevisning av brutaliseringstesen les Civita-notatet Myten om det Brutaliserte Arbeidslivet skrevet av en av Norges mest beleste menn, Lars Fr Svendsen (som forøvrig har skrevet den svært lesverdige Arbeidets filosofi). Et viktig moment som trekkes inn er... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Det Lille Scriptorium
...ROME!!! ORBIS - The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. Using modern technology to understand premodern history. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Dithyramb exceedingly interesting question. This topic is covered by the well-renown professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, Dan Ariely in an article in WSJ - Why we lie I'm currently reading his fascinating, highly original and thought-provoking... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Dithyramb
Ukeavisen Ledelse rapporterer om et forskningsprosjekt om viljestyrke ledet av Tom Karp førsteamanuensis ved Markedshøyskolen. Der finner en og en link til å ta selve testen. Mitt resultat: 79 poeng. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Det Lille Scriptorium
Når 1%-en møter 'the 99%' (...selv om de såkalte 99% nok egentlig utgjør en betraktelig mindre prosent...) Peter Schiff, kjent for å ha spådd finanskrisen lenge før den var et faktum debaterer i denne youtube videoen, hvorfor Occupy Wall Street... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at Det Lille Scriptorium
Early morning mist in the valley My brothers new booth before we started staining progress... From the back Misty valley Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Dithyramb
Karl Martin is now following Virginia Postrel
Oct 4, 2011
Andy whitfield who played Spartacus in the series Spartacus has died of lymphoma Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Dithyramb
The ancient problem ...weakness of the will...I can't resist...Dark chocolate with chocolate chocolate overload....Resistance is the Borg saying goes! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Dithyramb
Today I went to see the ship that was used in the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty" with Marlon Brandon. The ship was anchored in the Oslo Harbour. The ship is about 1/3 larger than the original and has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Dithyramb
Today I was testing out my new hiking shoes. I had initially thought about taking a walk around Maridalsvannet, but since it has only been 2 weeks since my cast came off (I broke my ankle on the 28th of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Dithyramb