jumboshrimp: Interesting…all the people they found for the British Jersey Shore are far more attractive than their American counterparts. I think this may be the first time that’s ever happened. I honestly can’t tell if this is a joke.
Confirmation bias - the hidden danger of online... →
roelofbotha: Confirmation bias is a tendency for people to favor information that confirms their preconceptions regardless of whether the information is true. Very true although not just an online problem. People tend to stick to their favorite sources (Fox News vs MSNBC, NYT Op Ed vs WSJ Op Ed, church as a social hub vs elsewhere, etc.) more and more both online and off.
Amazon has officially denied that the recent outage of its EC2 and Elastic Block...– Slashdot
She’s also what she calls the “grammar nerd” of the Foursquare office. “We...– Keeping Foursquare ‘good’: In 15 months, the startup’s grown from 250,000 to 8 million members; it’s Chrysanthe Tenentes’ job to listen to all of them | Capital New York Chrysanthe got profiled by Capital New York!!!! (via doree)
The Heat is the coolest and most famous team in South Florida’s history, but...– Dan Le Batard So ready.
glassnotemusic: This is one of the coolest/awesomest/amazingest/humbling things to happen here at Glassnote. We were named Best Indie Label by RollingStone Magazine. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Really, can’t say it enough….thank you. The long days, long nights, bad food, great food, too much food, great music, amazing shows, co workers, friends, family, and fantastic bands all have a hand in...
Joel Anthony: the spectacle who works →
This is the best NBA article I’ve read this year. Fantastic.
Scott Adams: The Education Complexity Shift →
I’ll begin by stipulating that any field of study is helpful in training a student’s mind to become more of a learning machine. Two hundred years ago, when life itself was simple (feed the horse, plant the corn) you needed to make school artificially complicated to stretch a student’s mind. Once a student’s mind was expanded, stressed, stretched and challenged, it became...
Over the weekend, Microsoft released the beta of TouchStudio, a free Windows...– Microsoft TouchStudio Uses Phone To Program Phone I think this is big.
How Condoms Are Shutting Down the Government →
motherjones: No, seriously.
Continuations: Options and Startup Common Equity... →
continuations: There is something frequently missed in thinking about the value of common shares in startups. These shares are actually options! The Theory A common share in a startup has the same payout structure as a call option. There is a range of outcomes in terms of total enterprise value at exit… All of this.