23/4/2018 7:55 The Power of the Mind
: A man became severely ill after overdosing on what he believed to be antidepressants. After he was informed that the pills were placebos, he recovered.
17/4/2018 13:57 Saudi Arabia: Religion Textbooks Promote Intolerance
: ‘Saudi Arabia’s school religious studies curriculum contains hateful and incendiary language toward religions and Islamic traditions that do not adhere to its interpretation of Sunni Islam, Human Rights Watch said [...] The texts disparage Sufi and Shia religious practices and label Jews and Christians “unbelievers” with whom Muslims should not associate.’
16/4/2018 9:23 The Fake Gun Control Debate
: I’m going to take a break from making fun of Scott Adams to point out that the article here contains a trenchant insight. Of course, in its general form, what Adams has noticed about the gun debate is routinely observed about any political “debate;” but he drives the point home in the context of gun control effectively.
13/3/2018 19:57 JupyterLab: Ready for Users
: My article on the evolution of the Jupyter Notebook appeared today on LWN. While you’re there, please subscribe.
1/2/2018 8:28 Keeping the Google robots happy
: Greg Laden demonstrates how to censor a scientific discussion so that it doesn’t offend Google’s algorithms.
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