1. Beware Simple Stories

    May 12, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I'll tell you a secret that is likely to make me a pariah among the nerds. I don't like Malcolm Gladwell or Seth Godin or really most of the TED genre of pop culture factoids. I'm sure they are all fine upstanding citizens of the world but ...

  2. Dr. Oz and Wikileaks [Link]

    April 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    In my opinion, Dr. Oz is disgusting so nothing he does really surprises me. Stuff like this just confirms my opinion that he is a charlatan schilling for investment:

    I have been carefully following the wearable device market and am pretty close to consummating a longer term relationship, but just ...

  3. Neoprimitive Cultists [Link]

    February 22, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    An interesting essay by Andrew Potter:

    From the paleo diet to the "ancestral health" craze to the criminals leading the anti-vaccine movement, we live in neoprimitivist times, in precisely the manner sketched by William Gibson. A disturbingly large segment of society has adopted a highly skeptical and antagonistic relationship to ...

  4. Marijuana Possession and Honey Bees [Link]

    February 18, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    There's so much value in this site. I can't wait until Business Insider starts referencing the data there. Good times ahead.

  5. Danish Archer Demonstrates Gullibility [Link]

    January 27, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From GeekDad

    ...careful observation will reveal a camera cut between Andersen’s firing and the close-up of the arrow supposedly splitting

    One advantage of being grotesquely cynical is that I don't spend much time reading about stuff like this. I did enjoy the GeekDad deconstruction of the bogus narration ...

  6. A Chemistry Keyboard for iOS [Link]

    November 18, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Ok, this is kind of cool. It's a custom keyboard for chemical formulas that makes a lot of sense. I like the quick slide down for subscript. You don't need to slide all the way over to the sub- or superscript key, just slide up or down to ...

  7. Timeline of the Universe [Link]

    October 13, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    What a great little video about time. Some might find it depressing but it really gave me quite a bit of joy.

  8. The Deadly Stupidities Around Ebola [Link]

    September 29, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Not much more to say. It's just sad.

    chew-toys for halfwits

  9. This All Too Open Space [Link]

    May 28, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Derek Lowe on open office designs:

    Here's a useful rule: whenever someone tries to tell you that you don't understand about this new generation, because they're so totally different, which makes them act so totally differently than anyone older - you're being sold something. Marketers absolutely love ...

  10. Boards and Shareholders [Link]

    May 13, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Derek Lowe points our attention to a Financial Times article about Pfizer and AstraZeneca:

    The prevailing wisdom in the Anglo-Saxon world over the past 35 years has been that boards should simply respond to what they perceive their shareholders’ wishes to be. But this is incorrect.

    Directors have wider responsibilities ...