Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
by Eliezer Yudkowsky
by Eliezer Yudkowsky
"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light" — Stanley Kubrick, 1968 Playboy Magazine interview ""
We live in an era of accelerating change. Technology is changing and innovating faster than most of us can keep up. And at the same time, it's easy to get so caught up in shiny visions of the future, and not notice the astounding things that are happ...
This list is a follow up to Top 10 Common Faults in Human Thought. Thanks for everyoneâ��s comments and feedback; you have inspired this second list! It is amazing that with all these biases, people are able to actually have a rational thought every ...
Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. -Nietzsche 3, 148
So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? Just one thing, you don't know an awful lot about Linux to get you started. How about some free downloadable ebooks to teach y...
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A Top 10 cult_movies list, Top 10 Hidden Treasures: The Best Movies You Never Saw, presented by Alternative Reel
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As the new guy around the site, Jon Korn introduces himself via the favorite medium of everyone from David Letterman to Yahweh- science fiction.
Information about the endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus and what you can do to save it.
Games might not yet be recognized as art but they are increasingly being used to explore the kind of deep themes that were previously the preserve of artists and philosophers.
Last Gen has been over for a while and the current gen is here and well under way. But its good to look back at some of the underrated games
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What is the OpenOEM and what does it stand for?The idea of the OpenOEM is to help create the Free Computer, a computer where there are no secrets, all of the specifications are available and there is no restriction upon its use. This means that a per...
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iXsystems' FreeNAS Mini incorporates enterprise features, an advanced file system and a flash cache to deliver superior performance in its price range.
Quentin Crisp, the infamous, bohemian Englishman, said that he never cared much for dusting. "Why bother", he observed, "after four years, it doesn't get any worse". If only the accumulated detritus of the digital dust on our computers could be treat...
Google is a vast machine with all types of apps, programs, and tools. A lot of these—like Gmail and Google Docs—are clearly useful and beloved by many.
Linux's terminal commands are powerful, and Linux won't ask you for confirmation if you run a command that won't break your system. It's not uncommon to see trolls online recommending new Linux users run these commands as a joke.
Yesterday we told you about the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2012. But now we turn our attention to those developments that make us realize just how futuristic things are quickly becoming.
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Not all games involve mindless shooting the shit out of stuff. Some can even make you think a bit.
Famous Kahlil Gibran quote.
From the ISS, We fly along over Earth's luminous nocturnal landscapes, with Dr. Justin Wilkinson as our guide. This intimate tour takes us over cities and co...
(This article was originally published in Ubuntu Forums but has recently been removed there. Ubuntuguide feels that knowledge about these risks is more important than any misguided attempts to "protect the public" by hiding their potential dangers or...
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Over two years ago, we offered you this list of 20 scifi novels that could transform the way you see the world. Now we're bringing it back for today's io9 flashback. These are novels that have altered the course of science fiction writing.
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List of super useful but hidden OS X features that could make transform how you use OS X and definitely saves tons of your time. Each tip is easy to remember
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The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the Space shuttle Discovery during STS-31 on April 25, 1990. Since then, there have been 5 servicing missions that continued to upgrade the telescope's scientific instruments and operational systems. Hubbl...
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This is a selected list of . For information about emulating specific systems, including those not covered by the emulators in this list, see the respective article for each system.
In space, 28,000 km/h, 400 km above Earth, astronaut and physician is currently on a 191-days research mission at the Latelyhe's been sharing with the world some of the most amazing views of our beloved home planet up from his perspective. Don't fee...
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive.
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ONE B.A.M.F. WALLET Since 2010 Sova Leatherworks has been hand-tooling leather into all sorts of beautiful and recognizable designs. Bags, wallets, purses, it doesn't matter. If it's leather they can...
(1882-1945) was an American physicist, engineer and the father of modern rocketry. He built the first liquid-fuelled rocket and his work was directly responsible for spaceflight. The story goes like this: As a 17-year-old boy in 1899, Goddard had a l...
Current position of the International Space Station ISS
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We see colours, hear sounds and feel textures. Some aspects of the world, it seems, are perceived through a particular sense. Others, like shape, are perceived through more than one sense. But what sense or senses do we use when perceiving time? It i...
List of Mac Keyboard Shortcuts - accomplish more tasks using the keyboard.
The following philosophy books will likely find their way into the curriculum at some point.
RUIN - An animated short set in a post-apocalyptic universe.
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You might not be ready to accept Linux as your desktop yet, but you can still use it to save your Windows PC—whether you need to reset passwords, recover deleted files, or scan for viruses, here's how to do it.
"Cult movie" is a hard thing to pin down. For the purposes of this list — celebrating the tenth anniversary of — we've put a premium on the intensity and selectiveness of a movie's appeal. We've also limited each director to one film. See you at mi...
Orbiter is a realistic 3D real-time space flight simulator program. Official site with free download.
Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks ;)
The , or sometimes the , is an about the challenges of . It describes a situation in which a group of seek to become close to one another in order to share heat during cold weather. They must remain apart, however, as they cannot avoid hurting one ...
This is the view from the ISS directly down to earth. The crosshair indicates the current ground point. The map is updated every second.
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov — © 1956 The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first