“Libertarians of the Robert Nozick variety tend to conceive of society as having only two levels — government, and individuals. In this conception, freedoms can only be taken away by the government. But I argued that there are key mezzanine institutions — corporations, churches, universities, schools, and so on — that sit somewhere between government …
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(A letter to Tim Cook) I just concluded a visit to an Apple store where I was told they could not help me with my chronic iPad issue because their diagnostic application showed 80%, not 79%. My battery lasts for 1.5 hours instead of the expected 10 hours. This is my third interaction with Apple …
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So, if anxiety is linked to intelligence and you can cure anxiety by changing the disposition of your gut bacteria, does eating healthy make you dumb? How much do you relate your smartness and capability with your ability to worry and stress about things in your life?
http://java.dzone.com/articles/product-development-trust-fall The only thing harder to do than trust people is to get them to help you when you don’t trust them.
http://is.gd/qtDnyT If you want to motivate your self, set mastery goals, not performance goals.
http://is.gd/W6IlkO People freak out about computer security…but locks are flat-out-easy to hack
http://extension765.com/sdr/18-raiders Steven Soderbergh remastered Raiders of the Lost Arc in black and white with music by Trent Reznor
http://www.imore.com/difference-apple-samsung-industrial-design Rene Richie photos the difference in hardware quality in non-apple phones
Disrespect in Education I was sitting at a large, round table with all the teachers of the CHOICE middle-school program sitting around me solemnly. They had called me here to inform me that, in my final year at middle sch…