People pretending to be better than they are is what holds society together. Lies ever better than hypocrisy. ...
Startups that become successful are also beset by the Peter principle – the idea that people are promoted to the level of their incompetence.
The secret life of a startup employee: it’s like being a firefighter led by an arsonist
Rating Lester Holt on the Potted-Plant-O-Meter
NPR’s real-time fact-checking drew millions of readers
SA Power outage ...
… UPDATED! In Defense of Instapundit Glenn Reynolds, Suspended from Twitter for
Suggesting Motorists "Run Down" Charlotte Protesters - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Books By Bloggers Not everyone, I stress, not everyone is naked - only Robert and Shel are the rebels in the digital store!
The crime family at the centre of Asia's animal trafficking network; Bach brothers based in Vietnam and Thailand are responsible for smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species
'Germany's James Bond' goes on trial over tax evasion
There Is Absolutely No Reason to Even Consider Eating Reduced-Fat Cheese, Says Science.
What Makes A Liar Lie? (Clapper Lying About The Russians) Tim Durusau
I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. It’s been an invaluable reference for helping me identify the hidden flaws in my own thinking. Nothing else I’ve come across seems to be both as comprehensive and as succinct. However, characters like born around the time BC was born prefer other cheat sheet for biases ...
Better Humans ...
Carney one of the co-authors of the famous paper (462 citations) that led to thefamous TED talk (36 million views) and innumerable articles in the popular press on “power poses” (e.g. This Simple ‘Power Pose’ Can Change Your Life And Career) writes that after reviewing the evidence:
- 1. I do not have any faith in the embodied effects of “power poses.” I do not think the effect is real.
HOW THE WEST HELPED INVENT RUSSIA’S ELECTION FRAUD: OSCE WHISTLEBLOWER EXPOSES 1996 WHITEWASH A Mark Ames classic via John Helmer
“Dunning-Kruger effect” was inspired by the tale of an incompetent bank robber who thought rubbing lemon juice on his face would make him invisible on security cameras ... There are still some high paying leaders in Adelaide who even today are asking why bank robbers rob the banks
If you’re worried you don’t measure up, that could well be a sign that you do - Speaking of Adelaide . Read about the SA power outage - how many bank roberries ...
Neha Narula wrote a post on Medium last Monday about the MIT Digital Currency Initiative at the Media Lab (DCI) and her new role as the Research Director. Also on Monday, TED posted her talk on the future of money, which I think is one of clearest "what is Bitcoin" explanations I've seen. I saw her a few days later and did a Facebook Live conversation with her which I've uploaded to YouTube, SoundCloud and iTunes.
“Dear readers: Please stop calling us ‘the media.’ There is no such thing,”
Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Agencies Are Taking a Range of Actions, but the Task Force Lacks Performance Targets for Assessing Progress,
Why the Silencing of KrebsOnSecurity Opens a Troubling Chapter For the Internet Slashdot
Malware Evades Detection with Novel Technique Threatpost
Religious institutions, like all institutions, are staffed by humans, and reflect human failings. I went through 16 years of Catholic education and can assure you I encountered clergy who were not even civil, let alone saintly. It is worth remembering that Jesus didn't exactly get along with the church leadership of his day. Power corrupts, including ecclesiastical power. Solitary Praxis: Salem Witch Trials: embracing the dark side
Instapundit - Driving the 2017 Mazda CX-3. I’ve liked all the Mazdas I’ve owned. I had a 1980 RX-7, a 1993 MX-6, and, of course, my 2004 RX-8. All were great cars.
Labour’s shadow minister for domestic violence was once cautioned over a bust-up with her husband after hitting him with a framed painting.
It's time to reduce the amount of physical cash floating around the globe to help combat tax evasion and other illicit activities, Harvard professor and renowned economist Ken Rogoff told CNBC on Tuesday.
"I'd eventually phase out the $100 note. I'd phase out the $50. And over 10 or 20 years, I'm phasing out the $20s," he argued, while explaining the thesis of his new book "The Curse of Cash" in a "Squawk Box" interview.