Continuous improvement: “the government…

Continuous improvement: “the government is doing an excellent job of continually updating their response and strengthening border controls” www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2020/08/19/covid-19-b…
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Hate Inc. — Matt Taibbi

The news is a consumer product. That’s the one thing that Matt Taibbi wants us to learn from this book. He lays out in great detail why the media has become such a monster: conflict is good for ratings, so … Continue reading

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JIRA points are astrology for…

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JIRA points are astrology for engineering managers
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Don’t repeat misinformation, even for…

Don’t repeat misinformation, even for the purpose of debunking it! twitter.com/sciblogsnz/status/1293767650787565569

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Best voting advice: Voting isn’t…

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Best voting advice: Voting isn’t marriage. It’s public transport. You’re not waiting for “the one”. You’re getting on the bus. And if there isn’t one going exactly to your destination, you don’t stay home and sulk. You take the one that’s going closest to where you want to be.

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“The first thing people should do is…

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“The first thing people should do is stop and take a deep breath. Pause and notice how we’re feeling. Once we’re calm, remember that we’ve done this before. We can remind ourselves of what Levels 2 and 3 were like and what we did to get through them.” twitter.com/smcnz/status/1293130947437592576

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Alice in Puzzle-Land — Raymond Smullyan

This Alice In Wonderland-inspired puzzle book is a fun setting for lots of logic puzzles. They are mostly the “Liar and Truther” type, like this one: Continue reading

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5000 B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies — Raymond Smullyan

This random grab bag of philosophical ideas covers religion, ethics, metaphysics, logic and quite a lot more. It’s not really cohesive but it is interesting all the way through. Continue reading

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“Cancel culture” is the logical…

“Cancel culture” is the logical extension of what we might call “messaging culture”: every speech act is classified as friend or foe, literal content can barely be communicated, and very little faith exists as to the rational faculties of the audience. www.nytimes.com/2020/07/21/opinion/should-we-cance…
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My new article on three arguments for…

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