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Price Check: How Companies Value Body Parts tags: data health insurance texas sociology weekly How Your Travels Around the Internet Expose the Way You Think | WIRED “This is what psychologists call “metacognition,” thinking about how we think. Trailblazer gave me an x-ray view of my own mental activity. Clicking on random memes triggered a curious search query and—boom—20 pages later I’d find a useful scientific paper. (I’m now more forgiving of falling down a Twitter hole.) Traditional academic citations never capture serendipity, the stumbling, associational nature of how knowledge relates to itself. Trailblazer does. Imagine if trail sharing became routine. Reporters could enrich their stories by showing how they came to their conclusions. You could send funny or jokey pathways, like cognitive emoji. Trails are like Proustian cookies, teleporting us back to mental states from weeks ago. Vannevar Bush was right: The journey is a destination.” tags: weekly thoughtvectors metacognition search explore data thinking Trump supporters and protesters clash at Richmond rally | WTVR.com “I was about a foot away when this irate gentlemen in the crowd spit in another gentleman’s face,” said spectator Daniel Reilly, a Republican from North Carolina who came to see Trump speak out of curiosity. “Trump’s security team started leading several people out and there was a gentleman directly across from us who was […]
She stole another’s identity, and took her secret to the grave. Who was she? | Local News | The Seattle Times “The strongbox was Lori’s. For years, she kept it tucked in a bedroom closet, among a long list of items her husband, Blake Ruff, knew he was never to touch. Blake being Blake, he obeyed. Lori died in 2010. That’s when Blake’s relatives found the box. Its contents told an astonishing story: The woman they knew as Lori was someone else entirely. She had created a new identity two decades earlier.” tags: identity secret writingprompt english weekly Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
Let’s Ditch the Singularity and Focus on Multiplicity — Davos 2015: The New Global Context — Medium “Tasks that are hard for humans, like precision spot welding, are easy for robots, while tasks that are easy for humans, like clearing the dinner table, are very hard for robots.” I think the same could be said for programs/computers with the obvious parallels for teaching/learning stuff. tags: singularity computer human weekly How PAPER Magazine’s web engineers scaled Kim Kardashian’s back-end (SFW) — The Message — Medium ““This sort of cold thrill goes down my spine,” Knauss said, “and the only thought that makes it out of my brain is, ‘Eep.’” He continued: “I reflexively begin designing the architecture in my head. It’s a nerd impulse. Dogs chase after thrown balls, system administrators design to arbitrary traffic.” h/t Jon Becker tags: challenge weekly GWEI – Google Will Eat Itself “We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself – but in the end “we” own it!” tags: google ads art stock weekly Sad YouTube A different kind of YouTube comment . . . tags: sad youtube comments internet culture weekly memory community Art Forms in Nature: The Prints of Ernst […]