It is not plainly wrong, that you can be sure of. There is a nice brain teaser in considering wether it is fair, right, correct and so forth to rejoice the imminent disappearance from the life time space continuum of some person, in this case John McCain. 1 First we have the basic tenant of when… Continue reading Should cancer be celebrated when it hits the people you despise?
i) Capitalism almost always promotes short-term gains. That’s why newsmax.com, breitbart, fox news crush NY Times, NPR in terms of profitability That is not capitalism’s fault actually. An economic system will NOT by default correct human deficiencies and biases and social mistakes. Capitalism is not a philosophy of good. ii) Capitalism almost always exploits Human’s… Continue reading Defending capitalism
In case you wonder about those stats: “readers are the new publishers” A Medium user can publish a story, a medium publication can publish a story, but if nobody shares it, it might as well never have been written. This is how it works folks. Because we rely on humans. Can’t we make machines do the… Continue reading “An editor can publish a story, but if nobody shares it, it might as well never have been written.”
Against Stupidity The red person from the picture above is discriminated against for reasons of stupidity, not because they’re red. It is absolutely OK to discriminate, to downgrade and to communicate your separate and right stance constantly if stupidity is the reason, because stupidity is dangerous and you are not to be expected to work… Continue reading You Have My Support For Discriminating
or amazing for going through the ordeal of working in advertising and keep being true to themselves and sane. Lisa Leone thank you a thousand times for this story. The advertising industry is the most sexist place ever, and it is down right dangerous for women’s health. It is a place where not only women are… Continue reading Ad Girls are either zombies or empty shells
When you remove the three “i”s, incest, illness and involuntary, it is impossible to morally justify abortion. At the same time, you don’t have to remove anything at all to see, it is impossible to morally justify forbidding abortion. Because life is important it’s hard to shrink the odds of it, but because we are… Continue reading Ban forbidding prohibited illegal interdictions
I think if people were given the choice between being rational and being right, they would choose to be right even if that risked sounding irrational. I think that is a seriously far fetched assumption. I also think this kind of assumption is the evil that poisons what is right. Splitting the two, the right… Continue reading Right versus rational is a lie
Rationality is not gaming the system! Rationality is not about being smart! Rationality is not conning your way out of life! Rationality is the quality or state of being reasonable, based on facts or reason. Rationality implies the conformity of one’s beliefs with one’s reasons to believe, or of one’s actions with one’s reasons for action. Wikipedia Being smart, even highly intelligent, does… Continue reading Poor misunderstood rationality
This. Most differential diagnosis is so computed operation like, that I am amazed how little people use it. I really wonder how come in every doctor’s office there isn’t already a software to provide suggestions based on symptoms and then learn from medical diagnosis and the outcomes of the symptoms. Neural networks could analyze even… Continue reading Differential diagnosis is more fit for computers than surgery, and yet all you read about is robot surgeons.
Blunt headline, I’m sorry, but if this article was not biased, the introduction would have been more meaningful. But the sway towards the lucrative problems and issues of distributing content nullified the start. With all the problems of this world, these guys are spending billions on going to Mars and living to 200. WTF? If… Continue reading “Free content” magical thinking
Dream shattering. Probably not visible for us mere mortals as it is for Ev Williams, the end of start ups is probably coming on the next five to seven years. The biggest blocking factor will not be lawyers and lobbyists though. They are the perks you get with high caliber business, but the key differentiator is… Continue reading The end of El Dorado
Crap on the internet is endless. I mean all the below points add up to being purely awesome. Therefore only awesome people can be talented product managers. Has shipped software. More than twice.– because he is either an awesome employee for several years or is an awesome failed serial entrepreneur who wants back to 9… Continue reading 29 indicators someone is a great person
Most of the time, for most of the world, no matter how hard people work at it, nothing of any significance happens. (law of twins, Gerald Weinberg. 2.3K recommends and counting, one hundred and more “I’ll fuck it too” responses. This is a gang bang already. And the reason for this cluster fuck in progress… Continue reading Hard work is a bitch. Here is why we should love it.
You’ve likely already found or at least seen the very best things (whether you know it or not). Make them count. I’ve always wondered about the use of this information. DHH is not the first nor the last, as he himself says, to somehow disseminate this information “through clever or modest-profound” ways. Why do rich people feel the… Continue reading The day I will become a millionaire
“Stop learning. Start applying”, wow, lovely article. I so want to apply the advice to apply. But i didn’t learn how to apply. In all seriousness, i do not know how to apply what i learn. Currently life is all focused on knowing, knowing from learning. I am a receptacle of information from dawn till… Continue reading I didn’t learn how to apply
I confess, my expectations kicked me in the butt again: i thought I’d see a shower of thank you’s in the responses. Instead naysayers. So here is a big thank you and a tap on the shoulder saying “you tried to solve a really hard problem, not bad” First, only these types of experiences can crystallize… Continue reading Thank you and here is some gratitude
Actually being cool is not light is heavy. You have to do stuff over and over again and with every new addition to the list you are cooler. You might have an unbearable lightness of being spiritually evolved, in a new age sense, which is also a variant of cool. In this option the less… Continue reading Being cool is heavy