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Month: May, 2012

✌ The Anglosphere, Part Two: Of Liberal Leviathans and Global Turns « The Disorder Of Things

✌ The Anglosphere, Part Two: Of Liberal Leviathans and Global Turns « The Disorder Of Things:

Viewed from the perspective of liberal IR, Britain’s globe-spanning empire can be described as “Liberal Internationalism 1.0.” According to G. John Ikenberry, the “liberal…

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✌ After news of an Obama “Kill List,” a petition for a “Do Not Kill” list – Boing Boing

✌ After news of an Obama “Kill List,” a petition for a “Do Not Kill” list – Boing Boing:

There’s a new petition drive on the White House website, inspired by the New York Times story about a so-called “kill list” the President uses to decide which war on terror enemy should be taken out…

✌ How Bad Is It? – The New Inquiry

✌ How Bad Is It? – The New Inquiry:

Jasper Johns, Green Flag, 1956 (Graphite pencil, crayon and collage on paper) Pretty bad. Here is a sample of factlets from surveys and studies conducted in the past twenty years. Seventy percent of…

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✌ Spider trapped in ball-point pen maze – Boing Boing

✌ Spider trapped in ball-point pen maze – Boing Boing:

[Video Link] The man with the pen represents a totalitarian government. The pen markings represent the populace’s diminishing freedom under totalitarian rule. The spider represents a repressed people…

✌ Please, Can We All Just Stop “Innovating”? – Bill Taylor – Harvard Business Review

✌ Please, Can We All Just Stop “Innovating”? – Bill Taylor – Harvard Business Review:

There’s something about the culture of business that tends toward excess — in financial markets, to be sure, but also in the “market” for new ideas and management techniques. The dynamic is…

✌ Noise and Signal — Nassim Taleb | Farnam Street

✌ Noise and Signal — Nassim Taleb | Farnam Street:

When consuming information, we strive for more signal and less noise. Intuitively we feel like the more information we consume the more signal we receive. While this is probably true on an absolute…

✌ Feeling strong emotions synchronizes people’s brains | KurzweilAI

✌ Feeling strong emotions synchronizes people’s brains | KurzweilAI:

Valence (pleasant-unpleasant) modulates intersubject correlations in the default-mode network (yellow) and arousal in the visual network (violet) and dorsal attention network (green). Brain regions…

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