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No way is the WSJ correct on its sales numbers for the gold Apple Watch

Paging Auric Goldfinger

Josh Centers does some back-of-the-envelope math to estimate how much raw gold Apple might need for Apple Watch Edition production:

There are two conclusions we can draw from this scattering of data.

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More instances of the high tech capitalist selling the rope to their own hanging

SSL-busting code that threatened Lenovo users found in a dozen more apps

The list of software known to use the same HTTPS-breaking technology recently found preinstalled on Lenovo laptops has risen dramatically with the discovery of at least 12 new titles, including one that’s categorized as a malicious trojan by a major antivirus provider.

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How being WEIRD is a good thing

We Aren’t the World

IN THE SUMMER of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork among the Machiguenga, an indigenous people who live north of Machu Picchu in the Amazon basin.

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Green bubbles existed before blue bubbles

Being Green

Paul Ford:

A few months ago my friend Edd Dumbill shared a discovery. He pointed out that if you search Twitter for the words “

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Liberal/Conservative – More data supporting intuitive, System 1 thinking vs analytical, System 2


Study: Oh Yes, We Can Change Conservative Minds

This is something many of us have been saying for a while. A substantial number of Americans hold both conservative and progressive views, and this study indicates that yes, …

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A liberal argument I can agree with

Marijuana Doesn’t Make You More Likely To Crash Your Car

A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concludes that driving after smoking marijuana does not make you more likely to get into a car crash — especially when compared to driving after alcohol consumption.

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A conservative argument I agree with

Graham’s Desperate Use of the “Credibility” Argument

Lindsey Graham made a revealing comment at the Munich security conference over the weekend:

I don’t know how this will end if you give defensive capability, but I know this: …

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