I think it’s what psychologists call confirmation bias. We like to believe in research/data that defends our own point of view. Governments have slashed spending to cut deficits because politicians wanted to, but the economists that defended that position were actually wrong. Sigh.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Fascinating look at potato hybrids and how GM crops can actually result in fewer unexpected side effects than traditional cross breeding (since you know which genes you’re messing with).
Monday, March 04, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For a device that replaces a computer for many (iPad) or that can use cloud-based file syncing (both), it’s amazing that you can’t attach files easily to email in iOS. But with this $0.99 app – iAttachment – and Dropbox, it’s actually pretty easy.
I’d imagine it also works with apps from other cloud syncing services where you can choose “Open In…” with your files. If so, leave a comment!
1) go to Dropbox and find the file you want to attach. The bottom right option is a little icon with an arrow going into a box. Tap that and pick “Open In…” and select iAttachment.
Do this for each file you want to send. It’ll take you to iAttachment after each one, so you’ll have to go back to Dropbox for each additional file.
3) Tap the “attach & mail” icon along the bottom. It will open a Mail compose window with those files in there. You can delete the text that says they were attached with iAttachment.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Should Americans have to pay to access public court records? A compelling case made by a man who may have been driven to suicide by a government focused on secrecy.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I really don’t see how this kind of policy proposal can seem like anything less than election fraud. It deliberately skews presidential election results AWAY from reflecting the national popular vote.