The Rabbit Hole
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Denialists' Deck of Cards: An Illustrated Taxonomy of Rhetoric Used to Frustrate Consumer Protection Efforts by Chris HoofnagleUniversity of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology February 9, 2007
Illustration: Mark Matcho Update, 3/6/2013: The Dow hit a record high on Tuesday, but who's winning? The conditions of America's jobless recovery detailed in this essay nearly two years ago have only continued—corporate earnings have risen at an annualized rate of 20 percent since the end of 2008, according to the New York Times , while Americans' disposable income has inched ahead 1.4 percent by comparison.
You got a fast car I want a ticket to anywhere Maybe we make a deal Maybe together we can get somewhere –Tracy Chapman
Jonathan Haidt reports an interesting experimental result: Two three-year-olds walk up to a marble-delivery machine that has two bins. Each stands in front of one bin.
Politics and the English Language by George Orwell Horizon , April 1946. Recorded as completed in Orwell’s Payments Book on 11 December 1945.
Imagine your city isn’t as safe as it used to be. Robberies are on the rise, home invasions are increasing and murder rates have nearly doubled in the past three years. What should city officials do about it?
I recently came up with what I think is an intuitive way to explain Bayes’ Theorem.
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Explaining Evidence Logically
Tessa Thorniley reports from Hong Kong for Danwei on the city's drugged up financial industry.
I recently stumbled across a book on the link between leadership and what we call madness. From the Amazon review:
A blog covering security and security technology.
The day when you’ll be able to hold up your phone and identify a stranger through a viewfinder is getting closer. Google’s Goggles, a mobile app for visual search, has a facial recognition version unreleased to the public , while Israeli startup Face.com’s technology can tag people’s faces in Facebook photos. Facebook even released a basic version of face detection last night , although it doesn’t have recognition.
“But for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, appearance to essence, . . . truth is considered profane , and only illusion is sacred . Sacredness is in fact held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be seen as the highest degree of sacredness.” —Feuerbach, Preface to the second edition of The Essence of Christianity
22 March 2011 Last updated at 23:20 ET By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News, Dallas Optimal high-frequency trading locations (blue) exist for pairs of major financial exchanges (red) Financial institutions may soon change what they trade or where they do their trading because of the speed of light.