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The rise and fall and rise of logic. The history of logic should be of interest to anyone with aspirations to thinking that is correct, or at least reasonable.

The rise and fall and rise of logic

Log In. Where does swearing get its power – and how should w... In 2012, The Sun newspaper reported that the British MP Andrew Mitchell, then a prominent member of the UK government, had called a group of police officers ‘fucking plebs’.

Where does swearing get its power – and how should w...

According to that story, the police thought about arresting him, but decided against it. In the wake of ‘plebgate’ (as this incident has become known), several journalists pointed to a double standard: Mitchell managed to escape arrest, but among the rest of us, arrests for swearing at the police are far from unheard of. How the internet flips elections and alters our thou... Over the past century, more than a few great writers have expressed concern about humanity’s future.

How the internet flips elections and alters our thou...

Meet Walter Pitts, the Homeless Genius Who Revolutionized Artificial Intelligence. The Zero-Armed Bandit. “I don’t think it belongs here.”

The Zero-Armed Bandit

Why We Kill for Symbols. The other day I fixed something—a rarity for me.

Why We Kill for Symbols

The flotation device in the toilet water tank was rubbing against the side, getting stuck halfway up so that the tank didn’t fill completely. I own a hammer and know how to operate it. But I couldn’t fit it into the tank to whack the device back into place. Ditto for owning and using a wrench. It wouldn’t fit either. The Inside Story of Surface Book, Microsoft's Next Big Thing. One night about two years ago, Panos Panay couldn’t sleep.

The Inside Story of Surface Book, Microsoft's Next Big Thing

This happens a lot, waking up in the middle of the night with loud thoughts rattling around in his head. Panay popped off the pillow, reached for his new Surface Pen and his old Surface Mini, and wrote himself an email. (He loves the Mini, a small tablet his team built but never shipped. The Best Ways to Organize All Your Digital Photos. What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like. There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

"France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist depictions of what life might look like in the year 2000. The first series of images were printed and enclosed in cigarette and cigar boxes around the time of the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris, according to the Public Domain Review, then later turned into postcards.

All The Productivity Tips You Need In 9 Infographics. Ever notice how some people come across as having their act together? They are able to get their work done on time, every time. They have the time and energy for 100 different things. Yet, they always seem non-frazzled, non-overwhelmed, and non-frantic. Do you console yourself with the thought that these are a special breed of people with a special DNA sequence? This Used To Be the Future - Issue 28: 2050. To see additional images from NASA Ames, click the icon on the image at the top of this page.

This Used To Be the Future - Issue 28: 2050

NASA Ames is filled with the exotic technologies of a future that didn’t quite come to pass. Ancient computers still operate equipment in the machine shop. Frontier of Physics: Interactive Map. Tyson V. Rininger. Uk.businessinsider. Why I'm Always Late. I woke up this morning to a text from Andrew.

Why I'm Always Late

Calling the Keynesians’ Bluff - AEI. It’s time to enter the inner sanctum of Keynesian theory and see what (little) it’s worth.

Calling the Keynesians’ Bluff - AEI

As a rule, the latest economic figures are not that important in themselves, but they shed fresh light on long-run trends. It may or may not be true, as Dean Baker suggests, that the 0.1 percent decline in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012 (according to preliminary Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates) was caused by a decline in government, especially military, spending. Paul Ford: What is Code? A computer is a clock with benefits. They all work the same, doing second-grade math, one step at a time: Tick, take a number and put it in box one. Tick, take another number, put it in box two. Tick, operate (an operation might be addition or subtraction) on those two numbers and put the resulting number in box one.

Tick, check if the result is zero, and if it is, go to some other box and follow a new set of instructions. You, using a pen and paper, can do anything a computer can; you just can’t do those things billions of times per second. Apple has always made computers; Microsoft used to make only software (and occasional accessory hardware, such as mice and keyboards), but now it’s in the hardware business, with Xbox game consoles, Surface tablets, and Lumia phones. Calling the Keynesians’ Bluff - AEI. The complete and logical guide to winning at your own life in 19 super difficult steps — Some stuff I wrote one time.

Just like every other human on the planet, I have epically awesome days and days when life just shits on my face. And while I can’t stand most self-help (see: tired quotes over stock photography on Instagram), sometimes I need a little pick-me-up. And most of the time, in order to get out of a slump (because my brain leans more into math/science than anything else), I need to drop a logic bomb on my ass. Yes, this is a long article. How I Kept a 373-Day Productivity Streak Unbroken. As I sit down to write this, I am in the midst of a streak. I have written every day for the last 373 consecutive days. That consecutive day streak is part of a larger streak that began in late February 2013. A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life. The 2014 Inc. 5000 List.

25+ apps that the TED staff swears make their everyday lives easier. At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without.