Belief… Most people don’t think they’re racist, but when it’s actually tested, virtually everyone is. So all of the decisions you make assuming you’re not racist actually have consequences accordingly. However, if you realize how many unconscious beliefs you have regarding race, and that you’re inevitably going to have misleading cognitive biases on the subject, … Continue reading
Could relationships be the next direction in video games? Today I had conversations about video game design, women in tech, and the way dating sites work. And I read an article about “romance” in video games, which somehow converged into that one question in my mind. So far games have improved in terms of graphics, … Continue reading
This poster (you can buy it here) brings up an interesting issue. While I’m not sure that “buy a dictionary” is really a viable alternative  to these emotionally triggered terms, it brings up some interesting thoughts. I think that an important thing to think about is the fact that both of these terms were … Continue reading
A Norwegian study quoted in the Telegraph shows a surprising finding: that when couples do equal shares of housework, they’re more likely to get divorced. What? Apparently they don’t seem to have much data for situations where men do more housework (*cough*) but when women are doing more dishes and laundry, they say the couples are … Continue reading
Arabic and Hebrew are the only two languages I know where people greet each other with “PEACE” whenever they meet, which is profound proof that just saying something doesn’t make it happen. It takes DETERMINATION and ACTION.
I just watched the TV show Numb3rs for the first time on Netflix and really liked it. But most importantly there’s a quote from the mathematician character that explains how I often feel about thinking and work: Charlie Eppes: Please understand, sometimes I can’t choose what I work on. I can’t follow through on a … Continue reading
If they’d had these when I was in high school, it would have taken the fun out of the whole computer security explorations phase.
Do rich people really earn their wealth? In ancient times, kings and nobles made the circular claim that if they had achieved power, it must be because heaven wanted them to be leaders and receive special treatment. That argument rings hollow in modern society where it’s been replaced by a new refrain: “we worked hard … Continue reading
“Atheists and agnostics are more driven by compassion to help others than are highly religious people” according to this article. Except that it’s a misleading sentence in an article that’s just bad science. The article tries to suggest that the study demonstrates atheists to be more compassionate and generous than religious people, but in a … Continue reading
According to Jezebel , a few idiots who read the Hunger Games and then saw the film adaptation have been rudely complaining that brilliant young actress Amandla Stenberg was cast in the role of Rue because she’s black, and that’s not how they imagined her. Or similarly the character Thresh, who comes from the same … Continue reading
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