In one experiment, just telling a man he would be observed by a female was...– Why Interacting w/a Woman Can Leave Men “Cognitively Impaired” | Scientific American (via kateoplis)
A Brief History of African Stereotypes, Part 1:... →
kateoplis: Everything you know about Africa is wrong. No, no, not you in particular. I’m thinking about a more general “you” — the American “you,” the Western “you,” and even the 18- to 22-year-old “you” who enrolls in my introductory African history classes. When I allow myself to think about it, it seems as though I spend as much time un-teaching African history as teaching it. Read...
Blake Matheny: Error Messages are a Lost Art →
derekg: mobocracy: Sometimes I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time crafting the language behind error messages. Software development can be a lot like what I imagine being an archeologist is like. You spend a fair amount of time, without a ton of information, trying to decipher what the scribblings of… We have a strict no drug pOlicy.
Takeout story: Behind bulletproof glass and out on... →
Hardest Chinese Ever
allwillbeone: 1: means “驱魔”(Exorcism) 2: (biang) means noodle type of popular in China’s Shaanxi province（陝西省）. 3: a variation of “一”(One) 4: means Cheat 5: means Flying squirrel 6: The meaning of this Chinese is unknown. 7: an ancient letter shape of 雷(Thunder) 8: an ancient letter shape of 河(River) 9: an ancient letter shape of 恋(Love) 10: a variation of “口”(Mouth)
You have to assume that existential malaise — which is not quite the same as...– Matthew Gallaway, The Metropolis Case (via mar-see-ah) Matthew Gallaway: I’m reblogging this because I thought I’d take the chance to say that (in light of some of the debate crossing my dashboard today), I’m 44 yo and I FUCKING LOVE TUMBLR. <3 <3 <3 (Srsly.) Like whatever number of books...
NYCEDC: NYCEDC at SXSW Interactive 2012 →
nycedc: We’re discarding our usual all-black outfits, shining up the cowboy boots and packing our bags for sunny Austin, because SXSW Interactive starts this Friday! New York City is making an even bigger splash this year at the ultimate emerging technology festival. Will we see you there? Join us at…
If the scientific community were to declare free will an illusion, it would...– Sam Harris: Is Free Will an Illusion? (via kateoplis)