Monday, October 26, 2015

Father in Law the Physics Guru

INK BOTTLE“The need to make music, and to listen to it, is universally expressed by human beings. I cannot imagine, even in our most primitive times, the emergence of talented painters to make cave paintings without there having been, near at hand, equally creative people making song. It is, like speech, a dominant aspect of human biology.”
~ Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

Why Is Physics Beautiful? Project Syndicate. Because it is too daunting for economists to mess it up.

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Even if you have all the facts, you may not convince others to agree with your argument. It’s frustrating, but according to Rob Yeung, a chartered psychologist and author of the recently published book How to Stand Out, it happens more than we would like. It turns out that the most effective strategy may be to use emotion, not logic, to make your case Keep losing arguments? A psychologist explains why emotions are more persuasive than logic 

The public sector failed to innovate the taxi industry, but there are other opportunities Why Didn’t Government Invent Uber?

“We can’t trust the corporations, we can’t trust our governments and we certainly cannot trust the spy agencies to respect our privacy and respect the law"  Digital Dissidents

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Lexington Institute, 8/10/15. A noted U.S. defense expert, Frank Hoffman wrote recently about U.S. military strategy and how to deal with both Black Swans and Pink Flamingoes. The former he defines in a manner similar to Taleb. The new concept, the Pink Flamingo, refers to “a predictable event that is ignored due to cognitive biases of a senior leader or a group of leaders trapped by powerful institutional forces On Vladimir Putin, Black Swans And Pink Flamingoes

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Metal-as-Hell Crazy Man Uses Van Full of Ammo to Put Out a Garbage Fire Gawker 

An awesome new technique is giving doctors an unprecedented look at cancerBusiness Insider 

A Speaker, A Speaker, Their Kingdom for a Speaker. TaxVox headline roundup covers the House Speaker situation, Hockey free agents, and the upcoming Democratic candidate debate.

Michael Seidenberg’s approach to business is mostly as a transaction between bibliophiles. Some books he will only sell if he detects true enthusiasm from the buyer. “I’m a slow bookseller,” said Seidenberg. “I have a huge relationship to my stock.” The Guardian