Apple is doing well, the stock market believes; nerds discuss why: http://news.sl
And, apparently, being pretty has measurable benefits (imagine that!): http://www.new
A discussion about allowing doping in sports: http://science
As one commenter says, "sportmanship is hard to find in professional sports, but it exists at other levels." I think it's a natural result of athletics turning from a discipline into an entertainment industry too popular for its own good. We, as a society, have lost perspective somewhere along the way :/
And in other news, we have... robots with braaains! (well, almost) http://technol
Time tracking with Lego: http://jexp.de
Birds! Art! Yay! http://lunaroc
Perhaps a bit too peppy, but oh well... http://www.gir
Evidently, beauty is not all about sunshine and butterflies: http://communi
And now, for something completely different...
Textual pacman: http://pac-txt
Greta Christina insists that living for the moment and spending every day as if it were your last is unwise, and suggests living in the moment and spending your life as if it were your last instead: http://gretach
The benefits of writing fanfic: http://ali-wil
Really nice sketches (somewhat NSFW, maybe?): http://eatpoo.
On the gap between modern students and the academia: http://burntou
An unorthodox view on attention and productivity: http://speedch
Somewhat applicable to believing in Elftown and such: http://autisti
"He was a good kid," says a killer's lawyer. Reminded me of http://www.ama
Bitter insights into the world of science: http://youngfe
An overview and analysis of some of the turning points in the history of copyright: http://news.or
The article itself keeps a "centrist", non-judgementa
The explanations and examples are rather IT and software-orien
Bonus: Legal realism
Greta Christina explains that reading about sex isn't much fun when the author is more embarrassed by the subject than you are: http://blog.bl
Some pre- and post-DH comments on Chapter 2 of HBP* from the snarky corner of the fandom: http://communi
Non-specific activities for workshops and such. Some are good, others seem too artificial, formulaic or pretentious :P http://www.ide
How about some free (and guilt-free!) music?
For reading: http://www.goi
For listening: http://irate.s
To grow into reading less and writing more, from now on I'm going to try and report everything I've read in writing (well, except the smut - no need to scare people). For you, this means more linkspam here, such as the following. Enjoy! :)
In "Action is Overrated" and "Getting Started is Overrated" of the Dangerous Ideas series, Cal Newport points out why a just-do-it mentality isn't always the best. My conclusion: before you start a lifelong chase for success, take your time to 1) choose the right path, and 2) build up the momentum of competence and passion that you will need along the way.
Meanwhile, Tina Su of http://thinksi
"Of all the things I've learned on the Internet, I think that the most depressing is the realization that while there are a handful of people who dislike pedophiles and animal abusers because they recognize that taking pleasure in the suffering of others is wrong, there's an asston of people who dislike pedophiles and animal abusers because it's an opportunity to take socially-appro