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Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Nicholas Carr Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Nicholas Carr Illustration by Guy Billout "Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?” So the supercomputer HAL pleads with the implacable astronaut Dave Bowman in a famous and weirdly poignant scene toward the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
quaz4r comments on Physics misconceptions stickied thread: What are popular misconceptions about physics, and who is at fault? Is there something you've heard about physics that may be a misconception? If you haven't completed a quarter of quantum, then please try /r/AskPhysics first, especially for basic, or philosophical physics questions. What job opportunities are available in physics? MIT phys courses, HyperPhysics Before you submit: The aim of /r/Physics is to build a subreddit frequented by physicists, scientists, and those with a passion for physics. Papers from physics journals (free or otherwise) are encouraged. quaz4r comments on Physics misconceptions stickied thread: What are popular misconceptions about physics, and who is at fault? Is there something you've heard about physics that may be a misconception?
rosemary85 comments on As a historian, do you edit Wikipedia? How are the quality of articles on Wikipedia for your field of history? Upvote informative, well sourced answersDownvote comments that are unhelpful or grossly off-topicReport comments that break reddiquette or the subreddit rules Resources Flair Our flaired users have detailed knowledge of their historical speciality and a proven record of excellent contributions to /r/AskHistorians. Flair categories rosemary85 comments on As a historian, do you edit Wikipedia? How are the quality of articles on Wikipedia for your field of history?
Welcome! Please see the wiki before participating. /r/Politics is the subreddit for current and explicitly political U.S. news and information only. Mehworth comments on WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War so Halliburton Would Profit Mehworth comments on WATCH: Rand Paul Says Dick Cheney Pushed for the Iraq War so Halliburton Would Profit
/u/mywan explains why the older generations tend to be more blind to police misconduct than the younger generations. : bestof
thebusterbluth comments on Highway 401 at Dixie Road [3485x2032] VideoPorn This subreddit is exclusively for pictures of infrastructure. Paved roads and other public transit, agriculture, freight, waste management, and water systems are all things we could live without but we really don't want to (and they look cool too!). For some examples of infrastructure as well as a definition see this. Like your InfrastructurePorn heavy on the bridges? thebusterbluth comments on Highway 401 at Dixie Road [3485x2032]
Teens of Reddit what's cool nowadays? : AskReddit
Hobby Lobby and contraception: How conservative evangelicals went from not caring about abortion and birth control to being obsessed with them.
Request an Explanation E is for explain. This is for concepts you'd like to understand better; not for simple one word answers, walkthroughs, or personal problems. _AnonymousCoward_ comments on ELI5: Why do Americans put so much importance on the thoughts of their founding fathers? _AnonymousCoward_ comments on ELI5: Why do Americans put so much importance on the thoughts of their founding fathers?
Dwwo explains why corporate income tax isn't as big a problem as it's made out to be. : bestof
as an Australian I have grown up with universal health care and see it as a necessity in a western democracy. Im curious, why is it Americans are against "Obama Care" or universal health care for all? : AskReddit as an Australian I have grown up with universal health care and see it as a necessity in a western democracy. Im curious, why is it Americans are against "Obama Care" or universal health care for all? : AskReddit I dont know the intricacies of the Australian system and I'm far to lazy to google it. However I'm pretty sure it works along the lines of, if you earn over a certain amount you have to pay for private health insurance, if you earn under said amount you receive health care that is completely subsidised by the governement (dubbed medicare). Furthermore if you earn over the said amount and still don't have private health insurance, I'm pretty sure the government will still pay for your medical bills however you have to pay a small tax (which is nothing in relation to the actual hospital bills but rather similar to the costs of private health insurance).. but like i said, if your an Australian please correct me if I'm wrong (which I'm guessing i am). The reason I ask is because 2 years ago my brother was diagnosed with a brain tumour and we didn't have to pay a cent, it was completely paid for by the government.
Britain's five richest families worth more than poorest 20% : worldnews The reason small grocers went out of business is because the consumer wanted better choice at cheaper prices, therefore, those "mom and pop" stores that managed to do that flourished. It does the exact opposite of hurting the economy because it makes things more efficient. If WalMart wants to sell stuff at cheap prices it has to buy stuff cheaply, if they are buying stuff cheaply the person who is selling their produce to WalMart has to be more efficient, this has massively driven industrialised farming techniques over the past fifty or so years. Britain's five richest families worth more than poorest 20% : worldnews
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texpeare comments on Why do actors in modern movies today feel more "real" than the acting we see in old movies like Casablanca? Upvote informative, well sourced answersDownvote comments that are unhelpful or grossly off-topicReport comments that break reddiquette or the subreddit rules Resources Flair Our flaired users have detailed knowledge of their historical speciality and a proven record of excellent contributions to /r/AskHistorians. Flair categories To see the requirements and apply for a flair, see the latest Panel of Historians thread. texpeare comments on Why do actors in modern movies today feel more "real" than the acting we see in old movies like Casablanca?
/u/DashingLeech ELI5 in /r/politics the importance of unions in the free market. : bestof
Upvote informative, well sourced answersDownvote comments that are unhelpful or grossly off-topicReport comments that break reddiquette or the subreddit rules Resources Flair Our flaired users have detailed knowledge of their historical speciality and a proven record of excellent contributions to /r/AskHistorians. Flair categories wilbarp comments on Did celebrity efforts like Band Aid's "Do they know it's Christmas?" and USA for Africa's "We Are The World" actually help alleviate famine in the 1980s?
She Thinks Too Much [Such Girls Are Dangerous] This is a jar full of major characters Actually it is a jar full of chocolate covered raisins on top of a dirty TV tray. But pretend the raisins are interesting and well rounded fictional characters with significant roles in their stories. We’re sharing these raisins at a party for Western Storytelling, so we get out two bowls. Then we start filling the bowls.
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Ghostalker474 comments on Rant: A good portion of people I deal with are incompetent, not just IT staff
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