Here’s a late summer tweet-dump, for your amusement:
- Oracle loses BIG to Google – no patent infringement, no damages, jury dismissed! Android and Java safe! – http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20120523125023818
- Interviews With People Who Have Interesting or Unusual Jobs: Ken Doyle, Safecracker.: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/ken-doyle-safecracker
- Kindle vs Rio. Music vs. publishers. Someone did learn a thing or two: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303552104577438212250619458.html
- I’m interviewed in Free Software Magazine. Firebase, open source and the gambling industry. http://ow.ly/bry0f
- Falsehoods programmers belive about names: http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/
- Falsehoods programmers believe about time: http://infiniteundo.com/post/25326999628/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-time
- Wall Street, like the mafia, but more ambitious – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012/06/22/wall-street-like-the-mafia-b.html
- Awesome XKCD regarding life’s essentials: http://xkcd.com/1077/
- New article – Aftermath of The Pirate Bay trial: Peter Sunde’s Plea, in his own words – http://bit.ly/M4voJJ
- Awe3some video on Secularism by QualiaSoup: http://youtu.be/dA3YF73SNuY
- “Do not make unnecessary comparisons, never judge without reflection, and accept the limits of your own understanding.”
- Thunderf00t: One second to change your life: http://youtu.be/GgOfqYE4BjQ
Random bird song, because autumn is here.
- Why Anton Krupicka Runs Barefoot: http://ow.ly/6lyyp
- The great bank robbery – Global Public Square – CNN.com Blogs http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/02/the-great-bank-robbery/
- Immune System, Loaded With Remade T-cells, Vanquishes Cancer: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/health/13gene.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all?src=tp
- Nice little Daniel C Dennett interview: http://ow.ly/6we0w
- Proposing a 10 euro per gb data roaming cap: http://t.co/NloErZLJ
- Insane tabloid headline about little person porn star killed by animal – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2011/09/19/insane-tabloid-headline-about-little-person-porn-star-killed-by-animal.html
- Expose the think tanks! Stephen Law nails it: http://ow.ly/6Bw1l
Random birdsong, dissonant mind:
- The Entire Facebook Terms of Service in Bro Speak: http://slacktory.com/2011/08/entire-facebook-terms-of-service-in-bro-speak/
- The state of “epic” fantasy. Hear me rant: http://www.larsan.net/2011/08/the-state-of-fantasy/
- Yes! Deus Ex: Human Revolution är släppt! Whoo! http://ow.ly/6aD3A
- Spidergoat-silk + human skin = (nearly) bulletproof flesh – Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2011/08/24/spidergoat-silk-human-skin-nearly-bulletproof-flesh.html
- Oops, I’m on runsmiley collective! http://runsmiley.blogspot.com/2011/08/minimalistbarefoot-running-and-hike.html
- Kick your shoes off, run awhile. http://www.mlive.com/sports/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/08/kick_your_shoes_off_run_awhile.html#cmpid=v2modk_be_smoref_twitt
Random birdsong, disturbing your morning sleep:
- Very good piece about how we treat ourselves. Self-help of the month! “You Are Unique, Not Special”: http://t.co/7Uc6NPy
- From Jason Robbilard: “Barefoot and Natural Running Form: How Do I Know If I’m Doing It Right?”: http://t.co/t00aFhH
- An old classic: “Hell’s Angel: Mother Theresa”, by Christopher Hitchens: http://ow.ly/5RxAl
- Brilliant! “Debunking Kalams Cosmological Argument”: http://ow.ly/5QccN
- From Lifehacker.com: “Think before you speak”: http://ow.ly/5DVoV
- Robbilard again: “Run for Fun: A Running Plan for the Rest of Us”: http://t.co/S6GBtTZ
- More self-help: “Embrace change”: http://ow.ly/5qzx5
Random birdsong, collect for your amusement:
- “Don’t base your decisions on the advice of people who don’t have to deal with the results.” @MoreedMurrar
- Self-help must-read of the day, “15 Style of Distorted Thinking”: http://ow.ly/5kZYU
- As the man says, easier said than done. Still good. Via @boingboing: http://ow.ly/5kZOw #stoicism
- “Where not all in it together: That bankers still gets bonuses is like Bin Laden getting air bonuses after 9/11.” – Greg Russel
- Stephen Law on Pseudo-profundity: http://ow.ly/5j2fQ
- Independent testing on minimal running shoes? Hell yes: http://j.mp/kC2IOV
Previously I was doing Mindless Link Propagation manually. These days, all such links goes into my Twitter feed. So, if you want to know what kind of strange things I stumble upon, that’s where to hang out.
But if you don’t have/want/like Twitter, I’ll also post some batches here, “from the twitter feed”:
A quick one here, I just re-discovered Philosophy Bites. Good stuff! Here’s what I just listened to:
- Stephen Law on The Problem of Evil – A bit on the light side, but Stephen Law is becoming a favourite, so I liked it anyway.
- Anthony Grayling on Atheism – Again a bit on the light side, but as a primer on Atheism… Why not?
- Peter Singer on Human Use of Animals – Starts off a bit square but gets better. For all you radicals out there.
A bit on the light side, but good never the less.As a bonus:
- What is Quality for our Time? – Patagonia Quality Director with an amazing qoute: “Quality is about process”. This is something that should ring true for all GTD/Agile/Scrum/Lean/Process-people out there.
Time to close some tabs, this time on my perhaps greatest intellectual heroes. Daniel C Dennett and Douglas Adams. Starting with Adams:
- “Is there an artificial god?” – Douglas Adams brilliant speech on Digital Biota 2 Cambridge U.K., September 1998. Fabulous stuff in a rambling typical Adamesque way. Including the famous puddle analogy and the ages of sand. Long read, but worth it.
- “Parrots, the universe and everything” – A likewise rambling speech, but this time on video. Hilarious and reflective, just what we loved him for. And do read the book, it is rather nice.
And now Dennett:
- “Free Will” – A lecture from Edinburgh University. This is, if you like, a short version of his book Freedom Evolves. Which you should read (I’m re-reading now).
- “Thank Goodness” – Reflections on his near death experience (from an atheist’s perspective) and a moving thanks to the advancements of science and medicine we tend to take for granted these day. I don’t think I could be as hard on the theists though, but the man has a point.
- “Autobiography, pt I” – And if you need more, here’s some on the man himself.
TIme to close tabs. This time two of the links will be in Swedish, sorry about that.
- Fokus writes Spelet om FRA (SE). This is an article about what happened behind the scenes when the Swedish parliament pushed through its recent signal tapping laws. If true, it is really incredibly stuff fit for any Tom Clancy novel. When the prime minister in Sweden is raging “either your with me or egainst me” in front of his inner circle, you now something is very, very wrong.
- Brokep, one of the admins of The Pirate Bay, writes Sverige – väx upp! (SE). The background is simple, there is a terrible murder of children in a Swedish small town (actually my home town, close to my mom), the documents from the proceedings, which includes pictures of the murdered children, is published by the court as official public documents for anyone to look at, the documents end up on The Pirate Bay. Simple eh? And you’d thinks it’s fairly clear whom to blame? Yes, of course it’s the eviiil Pirate Bays Fault! Eviiiil….
- I don’t understand economy. But it’s clear something has gone very, very wrong in the States. Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes The Fourth Quadrant: A manp of the limits of statistics over at Edgo.org. Jaw-droppingly good article about risk, risk management and probabilities in statistics. Oh, and for your light entertainment, John Cole’s had enough…