Author Archives: Dave

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why We Have Dysfunctional Politicians | Big Think

Astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals if he’d run for President and what he would do if elected. Source: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why We Have Dysfunctional Politicians | Big Think Every nation gets the government it deserves. … Continue reading

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Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

This makes me happy. It’s a college course on bullshit detection.  Now if we can just make it mandatory for every grade from K through 12 the citizens might stand a chance against the politicians and the corporations that own them. … Continue reading

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Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at Reading & Math | Open Culture

Should we teach philosophy to children? You’d have a hard time, I imagine, convincing many readers of this site that we shouldn’t. But why? Source: Study Shows That Teaching Young Kids Philosophy Improves Their Academic Performance, Making Them Better at … Continue reading

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Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Forums is offline, bummer. Seems to be quite a bit of info here though. Source: Hearing Aids Knowledge Base

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iHear Medical – hearing aids you can adjust at home

Know idea if these are any good but $600 for a pair plus a $99 “test kit” (and $49 software or is that in the kit?) is still under half the price of the ones I got from Costco. I’m … Continue reading

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50 Things You Can Control Right Now

You can expel all your energy on things you can’t control or use it to create positive change in your life. Here are 50 ways to start right now. Source: 50 Things You Can Control Right Now

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Playing with syntax highlighter

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some more text down here Hey look, it’s a plugin for making code and config snippets pretty.

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Get Rich Slowly

Get Rich Slowly   Interesting.  Wordpress inserted previews for other links but not this one.  I wonder what the difference is.

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The “News”

I would agree with most of this but I wouldn’t say to ignore the news completely, rather take in a broad but shallow stream.  Lots of sources but all you really want is the headlines to give you a general … Continue reading

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Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

I’m currently reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt where he uses the metaphor of  the elephant and the rider.  The elephant is instinct, the rider is consciousness.  He talks a lot in the early section about how the rider often spends it’s time … Continue reading

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