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A Book Apart, Just Enough Research
Discover your competitive advantages, spot your own blind spots and biases, and learn how to distill and harness your findings.
books  research  inquiry 
10 days ago by po
A New Theory of Obesity - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
obesity  science  nutrition  diet  health  food  research  processed.food  eating 
14 days ago by po
How Newt Gingrich Crippled Congress | The Nation
 No single person bears more responsibility for how much Americans hate Congress than Newt Gingrich. Here's what he did to it.
congress  corruption  newt.gingrich  economics  accountability  lobbyists  budgeting  research 
5 weeks ago by po
Bruce Bartlett: Gingrich and the Destruction of Congressional Expertise - The New York Times
A decline in the ability of Congressional staffs to provide independent research can be traced to Newt Gingrich’s tenure as speaker, and his recent call to abolish the Congressional Budget Office has the same aim, an economist writes.
congress  corruption  newt.gingrich  economics  accountability  lobbyists  budgeting  research 
5 weeks ago by po
A tribute to one of Silicon Valley's most influential and forgotten researchers at Xerox Parc event
The place to be Wednesday evening was at Xerox PARC, for a reunion of the seminal Homebrew Computer Club and a tribute to a man that history has tried to forget, or at least relegate to a minor role: Doug Engelbart.Mr Engelbart is usually remembered simply as the inventor of the computer mouse. But dozens of computer pioneers stood up Wednesday ...
history  sv  silicon.valley  lsd  psychedelics  technology  research  creativity 
5 weeks ago by po
Borg or Restic? – stickleback.dk
In a previous article we wrote about some of the tools and services that we use on a regular basis to backup our Linux servers. Since then, Borg has become the tool that we rely on for most of our daily backup needs. It performs very well, it has all the features that we need, and it has proven […]
borg  restic  backups  research  tools 
10 weeks ago by po
Segregated Seattle: Home - Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
For most of its history Seattle was a segregated city, as committed to white supremacy as any location in America. People of color were excluded from most jobs, most neighborhoods and schools, and many stores, restaurants, hotels, and other commercial establishments, even hospitals. As in other …
seattle  washington.state  research  racism  history  demographics  segregation  academic.research 
10 weeks ago by po
Amy Sippitt (@asippi) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from Amy Sippitt (@asippi). Research Manager at @FullFact. Social Researcher
twitter  social.sciences  research  fact.checking 
july 2019 by po
Does the “backfire effect” exist—and does it matter for factcheckers? - Full Fact
In our new briefing, Full Fact’s Research Manager Amy Sippitt takes an in-depth look at whether the so-called “backfire effect” really exists—and what it means for factcheckers.
backfire.effect  journalism  myths  research  social.sciences  mere.exposure.effect  psychology  social.media  fact.checking  the.oatmeal 
july 2019 by po
Street or gossip mirror seen from indoors, Raahe Museum. © Photo: Timo... | Download Scientific Diagram
Download scientific diagram | Street or gossip mirror seen from indoors, Raahe Museum. © Photo: Timo Ylimaunu.   from publication: Street mirrors, surveillance, and urban communities in early modern Finland | This article discusses street mirrors or 'gossip mirrors', in terms of urban social relations and surveillance. Street mirrors were introduced to coastal towns in Sweden and Finland in the 18th and early 19th centuries and may still be found in well-preserved towns with... | Sur...
surveillance  history  finland  research  gossip  social.theory  urban  ethnography 
may 2019 by po
Genes predispose some people to focus on the negative -- ScienceDaily
Some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly, new research finds. According to researchers, a previously known gene variant can cause individuals to perceive emotional events -- especially negative ones -- more vividly than others.
science  research  genetics  personality  psychology  negativity  norepinephrine 
may 2019 by po
Twitch makes cheering exchange rate clear: one penny per bit for streamers | TechCrunch
Twitch announced Monday that users would soon be able to "cheer" their favorite streamers — in the form of expendable emoji purchasable with real-world money. Details were rather scarce so I pressed them — and then, almost certainly unrelated to that, the company provided more details. (It's a penny per bit.)
twitch.tv  revenue  research 
may 2019 by po
Release of '13 Reasons Why' associated with increase in youth suicide rates | EurekAlert! Science News
The Netflix show '13 Reasons Why' was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among US youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published today in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The findings highlight the necessity of using best practices when portraying suicide in popular entertainment and in the media.
science  research  mental.health  suicide  statistics  depression  epidemiology  media  movies 
may 2019 by po
Why Do People With Depression Like Listening To Sad Music? – Research Digest
By Christian Jarrett. The findings challenge the idea that depressed people are seeking to perpetuate their low mood.
music  psychology  depression  research  science  no.fucking.shit.guys 
april 2019 by po
Pete Warden's blog
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
blogs  machine.learning  ai  deep.learning  research  technical  tensorflow 
april 2019 by po
(PDF) Back to the Future: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
PDF | The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement, which seeks to regulate copyright law, intermediary liability, and technological protection measures. The United States Government under President Barack Obama sought to export key features of the Digital Millennium...
tpp  dmca  copyright  trade  law  research  academics 
april 2019 by po
(9) Mark Sample (@samplereality) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from Mark Sample (@samplereality). Not a bot. Not exactly human either
twitter  interesting  research  security  satire  weird 
april 2019 by po
Intellectually humble people tend to possess more knowledge, study finds
Rubbishy article and/or study.
Appeals to the "humble bookish intellectual" archetype but it really more about so-called "growth mindset" in appreciating that knowledge isn't fixed and in many cases can be fallible.
knowledge  humility  cognition  epistemology  psychology  research  science  academics 
april 2019 by po
Can this be tweaked into shape? | Sci-fi interfaces
The sci-fi interfaces project is about analysis, not to have an excuse to just to poke fun at how interfaces made for one media won't work in another. That’s too easy, and doesn't really give sci-fi interface designers their due. The point of the blog is really to examine these interfaces critically so we can…
blogs  apologetics  scifi  sf  interesting  ui  research  futurism 
february 2019 by po
apologetics | Sci-fi interfaces
Posts about apologetics written by Christopher Noessel
apologetics  podcasts  science.fiction  sf  design  research  blogs 
february 2019 by po
Tracks Sampled by Danny Saber | WhoSampled
Tracks Sampled by Danny Saber on WhoSampled. Discover all Danny Saber's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download.
samples  research  music 
february 2019 by po
Indian Summer - Danny Saber | Release Info | AllMusic
Find release reviews and credits for Indian Summer - Danny Saber on AllMusic - 1996
music  tracks  sample  research 
february 2019 by po
GitHub - NVlabs/stylegan: StyleGAN - Official TensorFlow Implementation
StyleGAN - Official TensorFlow Implementation. Contribute to NVlabs/stylegan development by creating an account on GitHub.
tensorflow  machine.learning  facial.recognition  face.generator  neural.networks  research  interesting 
february 2019 by po
What Science Can Tell Us About Bad Science - The Atlantic
What recent research says about fraud, errors, and other dismaying academic problems
research  academics  academic.errors  academic.fraud  analysis 
january 2019 by po
U.S. Health Care Spending Highest Among Developed Countries - 2018 - News Releases - News - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The United States, on a per capita basis, spends much more on health care than other developed countries; the chief reason is not greater health care utilization, but higher prices, according to a study from a team led by a JHSPH researcher.
no.fucking.shit.guys  healthcare.spending  usa  research  academics 
january 2019 by po
Monoskop
Wiki for Collaborative Studies of Arts, Media and Humanities
blogs  arts  humanities  research 
january 2019 by po
Aaaaarg - Monoskop
Wiki for Collaborative Studies of Arts, Media and Humanities
research  digital.libraries  art  philosophy 
january 2019 by po
Anthony Jeselnik on Thoughts and Prayers and Making College Kids Laugh :: Comedy :: Features :: Paste
In many ways, Anthony Jeselnik's third stand=up special Thoughts and Prayers is what we've come to expect from this comic: over-the-top one liners about sexual deviancy, baby killing, and other equally wonderfully NSFW subject matter, all delivered with the winning smile and his devilish charm.
comedy  comedians  interviews  speech  insults  research 
january 2019 by po
What science has (and hasn't) confirmed about the risks of drinking alcohol — Quartz
Two major papers this year show that over time, there are risks tied to drinking regularly. But how much drinking actually causes certain health outcomes is still murky.
alcohol  health  research  science  unknowns 
december 2018 by po
NVIDIA Is Making Faces At You - SoylentNews
NVIDIA Is Making Faces At You -- article related to Software and The Main Page.
generators  adversarial.networks  nvidia  face.detection  facial.recognition  research 
december 2018 by po
The Saddest Movie in the World | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

The 16 Short Film Clips and the Emotions They Evoked:

Amusement: When Harry Met Sally and Robin Williams Live

Anger: My Bodyguard and Cry Freedom

Contentment: Footage of waves and a beach scene

Disgust: Pink Flamingos and an amputation scene

Fear: The Shining and Silence of the Lambs

Neutral: Abstract shapes and color bars

Sadness: The Champ and Bambi

Surprise: Capricorn One and Sea of Love

Sea of Love? Really?
movies  emotion  sadness  crying  empathy  psychology  research  lists 
december 2018 by po
Contagious – Jonah Berger
As with so many business books, there's about 5-15% useful information summarized somewhere in the conclusion, and tons of anecdotes that are effectively folktales.
books  virality  viral.marketing  advertising  sales  research 
december 2018 by po
Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn't Work Yet
June 24, 2018 note: If you want to cite an example from the post, pleasecite the paper which that example came from. If you want to cite thepost as a whole, ...
machine.learning  ai  research  reinforcement.learning  complexity 
december 2018 by po
Study finds magic mushroom microdosing boosts creativity — Quartz
New research indicates that taking tiny doses of the psychoactive psilocybin can lead to more flexible and original thinking.
drugs  psychopharmacology  microdosing  research  cognition  erowid  pharmacology 
november 2018 by po
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