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Bookmarks tagged with “philosophy”

40 bookmarks by garrettc


50+ Profound Calvin And Hobbes Quotes

"Here are some of the greatest quotes with life lessons sprinkled throughout!"

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The In Our Time Listeners' Top 10

The top ten programmes as suggested by In Our Time's audience, to mark the 750th edition.

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The Egg

An Andy Weir short story.

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Does This Need to be Said

3 questions to ask yourself before you speak... 1. Does this need to be said. 2. Does this need to be said by me. 3. Does this need to be said by me NOW!" ~Craig Ferguson

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Beyond humans, what other kinds of minds might be out there?

From algorithms to aliens, could humans ever understand minds that are radically unlike our own?

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Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

Logical fallacies are often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.

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degrassé

- adj. entranced and unsettled by the vastness of the universe, experienced in a jolt of recognition that the night sky is not just a wallpaper but a deeply foreign ocean whose currents are...

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ZEN PENCILS - 137. RICHARD FEYNMAN: The beauty of a flower

Marvellous visual representation of Feynman's famous discourse on the beauty of a flower to a scientist.

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HTML Design Principles

"In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity. In other words costs or difficulties to the user should be given more weight than costs to authors; which in turn should be given more weight than costs to implementors; which should be given more weight than costs to authors of the spec itself, which should be given more weight than those proposing changes for theoretical reasons alone. Of course, it is preferred to make things better for multiple constituencies at once."

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xkcd: Sphere

We are all trapped on the surface of a sphere.

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Rhetological Fallacies

Errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking.

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24 ways: The Articulate Web Designer of Tomorrow

Simon Collison on the ever evolving language of web design.

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The Cult of Done Manifesto

"2: Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done."

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Dieter rams. 10 design principles.

What is design? 10 simple and clear principles from Dieter Rams.

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A Shaker Approach to Web Site Design

A paper postulating that the three key attributes of Shaker artifacts: Simplicity, elegance and quality, along with the overriding Shaker emphasis on utility, can serve as the guiding principles for designing and developing World Wide Web sites.

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Debunking Homeopathy

Science-Based Medicine disassemble 51 “Facts” about homeopathy.

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iPhone-Likeness

Whilst talking about iPhone apps John Gruber comes up with a perfect UI design maxim: "Figure out the absolute least you need to do to implement the idea, do just that, and then polish the hell out of the experience."

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Passage

A game of 5 minutes, very very poignant. It surprised me how much I was affected by it. You must play it before reading the creators statement though.

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How to be an Empathic Web Designer

"Part of being a web designer is trying to understand and make sense of how people are using your design. Therefore, being empathic, or having the ability to share and understand the feelings of another, is a valuable trait to have."

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The Big Here

You live in the big here. Wherever you live, your tiny spot is deeply intertwined within a larger place, imbedded fractal-like into a whole system called a watershed, which is itself integrated with other watersheds into a tightly interdependent biome.

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Dark Miracle

A travelogue by Joshua Ellis about visiting the Trinity test site, home of the Manhattan Project.

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adaptive path » how i learned to stop worrying and relinquish control

The web changes existing business, and creates new ones. You just have to learn that it's not about the company anymore

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Squashed Philosophers- Condensed Plato Aristotle Augustine Descartes Hume Marx Freud Copernicus Hobbes Sartre Ayer Sade Wittgenstein Einstein

Condensed and abridged to keep the substance, the style and the quotes, but ditching all that irritating verbiage.

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