AdRevenge is an interesting concept to pay for Google Adsense adverts about how companies suck . If a suitably large group of people pay to warn you about a company then it’s a good signal that the company is actually doing the wrong thing.
A guest post by Mili on Charles Stross’ blog has an [...]
Sam Harris gave an interesting TED talk about whether there are scientific answers to moral questions . One of his insightful points was that when dealing with facts certain opinions should be excluded – it would be good if journalists who report on issues of science could understand this. Another insight was that religious people [...]
Blaise Aguera y Arcas gave an exciting demonstration of new augmented reality mapping software from Microsoft that combines video (including live video) with static mapping data and pictures . This is a significant advance over current mapping systems such as Google Earth – but it’s not released yet either. It will be interesting to see [...]
Popular Mechanics has a good article about 911 . Experts in all the relevant fields were consulted to debunk popular myths. It’s an old article but I hadn’t read it before and learned a lot.
Former CIA analyst Raw McGovern and former FBI attorney/special agent Coleen Rowley, a colleague in Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity [...]
Magnus Larsson gave an interesting TED talk about using bacteria to transform dunes into architecture . The concept of making a wall across Africa to stop sand dunes from overtaking farm land is obviously a good one, the idea of using bacteria to convert sand into sandstone to do so cheaply is also good. But [...]
Dan Gilbert gave an insightful TED talk about our mistaken expectations of happiness .
Don Marti has an insightful post about net neutrality and public property . When net access requires access to public property then it should be sold in a neutral manner.
Rachel Pike gave an interesting TED talk about the scientific research [...]
Credit Writedowns has a populist interpretation of the latest Boom-Bust cycle . It’s an interesting analysis of the way the US economy is working.
Bono writes for the NY Times about Rebranding America . He praises Barack Obama suggesting a different reason to believe that the peace prize is deserved and describes what he believes [...]
Garik Israelian gave an interesting TED talk about spectrography of stars and SETI . He assumes that tectonic activity is a pre-requisite for the evolution of life (when discussing the search for elements that are needed for life) and that life which is based on solar energy will have a similar spectrographic signature to the [...]
The NYT has an interesting article about research into treating insomnia over the internet . I wonder how many other psychological issues can be effectively treated over the net.
From next year all Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate sold in Australia will be made from fair-trade cocoa . Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate is the most popular [...]
IQ as a Social Multiplier – Michael of Accellerating Future summarises some research into the effect of increasing IQ . It seems to me that increasing the health of children and giving them adequate education is the best thing that can be done for developing countries. When smart children become smart adults they can fix [...]