top Favorite clickbait hook?
Sometimes I would just click on a link to support a website. Oh, I don't know - maybe on Slashdot.
top Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
There are two modes of thinking: focus and diffuse. To be creative, the brain needs to be in a relaxed state, i.e., to be able to form new pathways to new ideas. There are methods to induce diffuse thinking. One of them, as the article suggests, is to do mundane chores, such as clearing out old files.
In the Coursera course,
Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley, there are anecdotes of how famous people (Thomas Edison, Salvador Dali) trigger their subconscious minds to do their biddings.
top Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0
Let me get this straight.
The stock price of a company is reflected in its market cap.
The company has assets (AliBaba and Yahoo Japan) that exceeds its market cap
Shouldn't the proper conclusion drawn be that the company is undervalued, and its stock price is cheap? To label its core holding as worthless is just not helpful.
top Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?
This is why I practise my procreation skills every day. I could be the last man on Earth.
top 3D Display Uses Misted Water
It is a movie aficionado's wet dream come true
top Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor
It could still bomb.
As I understand it, Colbert will have to don on a new persona for the Late Show gig.
top Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"
Imagine, not having to see the boring interior of the car, but in essence, speeding along in open space like on a motorcycle, only with better protection. I can buy into this idea if done properly.
top Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
Yes but what does common sense say?
top iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests
Maybe those experts Apple hired were not to oversee the development of iWatch but to diagnose a mass disorder that had hit its employees hard.
Hey, think differently, after all.
top Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?
Try these advices and I hope they will help you.
TED Talk by Joshua Foer
"A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed - I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself."
- Georges Clemenceau
top 53% More Book Banning Incidents In US Schools This Year
This is just a minor setback. Any concerned parents could essentially bought their children these banned books for them to read at home. Even if children are deprived of great literature in their early lives do not mean that they cannot enjoy them at a later time.
top A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest
I noticed that all the top posts highlight the issue of price versus performance.
Wouldn't a fairer comparison include the form factor of the computer as well? It is arguably possible to build a better computer than the next person, with extra ports, compute power, etc. when size is no limitation.
top Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits
I watched this on CBC. Dr. Peter Lin made two good points:
(1) The study was carried out on healthy subjects. Thus the impact is minimal.
(2) Vegetarians, pregnant moms and people who are selective in their diets (college students) can benefit from supplements.
I could not find the transcript but the video is available here:
ps: just fast-forward to 2:03
top Unpublished J. D. Salinger Stories Leaked On Bittorrent Site
Your summaries are way better than Coles Notes.
I am going to ace my Literature exam tomorrow.
top FCC To Consider Cellphone Use On Planes
1970s: "Would you like smoking or non-smoking?"
2010s: "Would you like quiet or non-quiet?"
2090s:"Would you like stasis or non-stasis?"
Thor: The Dark World — What Did You Think?
You never even catch a glimpse of Kat Dennings' assets. She's wearing heavy clothing the whole movie.
Ahem. That's because you are not Clark Kent.
top No, Oreos Aren't As Addictive As Cocaine
"Imaging if you took a hit of Oreos, got high, then got the munchies, ate Oreos, got high, then got the munchies, ate Oreos.... etc."
You should learn how to use recursion
top Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years
Also, be sure to check out Stanley Milgram's famous
"obedience to authority" experiment
The point of his experiment was to see at what length an ordinary person would go to commit harm to another under influence of an authoritative figure. Don't miss the chance if you ever get to see the original footage of the experiment.
top Liberal Saudi Web Forum Founder Sentenced To 600 Lashes and 7 Years In Prison
Neil deGrasse Tyson shares your viewpoint.
According to him:
""I wonder if, in fact, we have been observed by aliens and upon close examination of human conduct and human behavior they have concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on Earth," Tyson said in a recent interview with Business Insider "
top The Dangers of Beating Your Kickstarter Goal
Take the lead from Ben (Throttle) Reuben and race in The Corley Motors Smash-A-Torium Amateur Driver Ultimate Destruction Maximum Carnage Marathon.
Good luck and don't lick the dumpster.
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