Ada-inspired apparel, aphorisms, and our narrow slice

Posted by on 15 October 2013 | Comments

Amorphia Apparel's Badass Women of Science is Ada Lovelace Day and, to celebrate here, here are collections of tshirts you need to considering wearing until they have holes in them. 

Disclaimer: I haven't checked to see whether they're made with sustainable labour which treats people like humans :(

The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm

So very true. So very funny.

“But I didn’t mean it!” Why it’s so hard to prioritize impacts over intents.

How does intent affect our judgement of impact? And which one should we view as more important?

Safeslinger App for Mobile Devices

I heard about this on the radio today - developed by Carnegi Melon University, it's essentially a way for people to share encrypted messages.

Not having the technical chops myself to see how good this is, and being wary of anything that claims it's safe, I have my Top Minds(TM) on the case :P 

Susan Sontag on Aphorisms and the Commodification of Wisdom

Aphoristic thinking is impatient thinking: by its very brevity or concentratedness, it presupposes a superior standard …

Some really interesting thoughts on aphorisms - appropriate given the age in which we live, too :) And yes, keenly aware that the quotation to the right is an aphorism about aphorisms!

Why Business Leaders Should Study How a Navy Seal Team Operates

This is, in fact, less irritating than I thought it would be. And rather than counselling, as one might expect, that businesses treat their staff like pawns, it actually has some good points.


And finally...

Our narrow slice

VSauce proffers some perspective in highlighting how some of the events we see as completely discrete as having happened concurrently, and then goes on to speak about how weird current human societies are compared with our history, passing on his way some really interesting facts about various things. Including Led Zeppelin. And 1889. And time travel. And 0.55%.

Featuring an interview with Gerard Diamond (Guns, Germs and Steel).

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