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“First World Problems” versus Checking Your Blind Spots

Categories: Skepticism Tags: first world problemshypocrisylogical fallaciesperspectiveprioritiessocial justice I’ve written a few posts in recent months for which I received the common logical fallacy response that we at the Skepchick Network not-so-fondly refer to as “Dear Muslima.” It... (Read more...)

Nuclear Fills in Big Blind Spot as the U.N. Gathers

Former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman weighs in on climate change in the Boston Globe, but also tilts the discussion toward local concerns: During the polar vortex event, nuclear energy facilities around the country helped to save the day in the face of extreme weather. Show More Summary

Lawrence Mone and Alex Armlovich: A climate march with a big blind spot

With the UN climate summit set to kick off, environmental activist Bill McKibben on Sunday will lead what is being advertised as history’s largest climate-change march through the streets of Manhattan.

The third golden handshake

Blue Cross Blue Shield has, in some respects, been a leader in Massachusetts in pursuing the agenda to bend the health care cost curve. But the company has a blind spot when it comes to Partners Healthcare System. Worse, it has a history...Show More Summary

An Explanation of Why We All Have Blind Spots and How to See Inside Your Eye

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

A 2011 YouTube video by Guillaume Riesen explains why everyone has visual blind spots and also why we don’t usually notice them. It all has to do with the structure of the eye. Riesen also demonstrates how it’s possible for a person to see that very structure inside their own eye simply by looking through a […]

Bicycle-to-car communication app helps avoid collisions

TheBikeShieldApp offers alerts to both cyclists and drivers when either comes too close or appears in a blind spot.

The price of cheap shrimp

The readership of Island Tides is, in my experience, among the best informed and most conscientious about our collective and individual ecological footprint of any people on the planet. However, I keep encountering a blind spot. We wouldn’t...Show More Summary

We've Lost One Of The Great Fantasy Writers: R.I.P. Graham Joyce

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Graham Joyce was a monumental writer in the fantasy genre. His humane, intense writing was like a masterclass in how to put story first, and he knew how to write people, with all our blind spots and our hopeful mistakes. He died today of lymphatic cancer, and it's a huge loss to fantasy literature. Read more...

Not So Blind Item: Which #RHOA Househusband’s BMW Reportedly Vandalized At Strip Club?

An Atlanta area ‘househusband’ was spotted at a local strip club with an unidentified female last night (September 7, 2014). [FLASHBACK: Atlanta 'Househusbands' Dish Dirt on WWHL... (VIDEO)] Word on the curb is that the ‘househusband’...Show More Summary

What’s Your Major Cultural Blind Spot?

What's the big hole in your conversational canvas that requires you to step out and go to the washroom when it inevitably comes up? The post What’s Your Major Cultural Blind Spot? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The evil that men do

Tyler Cowen linked to an excellent observation by Ross Douthat: The point is that as a society changes, as what’s held sacred and who’s empowered shifts, so do the paths through which evil enters in, the prejudices and blind spots it exploits. So don’t expect tomorrow’s predators to look like yesterday’s. Don’t expect them to […]

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The point is that as a society changes, as what’s held sacred and who’s empowered shifts, so do the paths through which evil enters in, the prejudices and blind spots it exploits. So don’t expect tomorrow’s predators to look like yesterday’s. Don’t expect them to look like the figures your ideology or philosophy or faith […]

Mercedes-Benz unveils Blind Spot Assist technology for trucks

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Trucks today are big and getting bigger, and even with cameras and superior spatial awareness, the operators of these leviathans can never be totally aware of potential collision hazards, especially when turning. To help alleviate this...Show More Summary

Edwin van der Sar: At the moment Ajax’s Daley Blind is not going to Manchester United [Video]

It’s been a busy week for Edwin van der Sar in the transfer gossip columns. Just a few days ago Van der Sar got plenty of people talking when the former Manchester United goalie, now an Ajax board member, was spotted at Manchester United’s training ground. That sighting lead to suggestions that Van der Sar could be discussing […]

State of the Art: Technology and the Human Factor: The Future Could Work, if We Let It

A book offers an optimistic view of the effects of technology, but its arguments have one big blind spot: human behavior.

The Bublcam: Live 360-Degree Video With No Blind Spots

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

At first glance, the bublcam looks kind of like a Poké Ball, but it's actually an impressive HD camera capable of taking completely 360-degree panoramas, live. The spherical little wonder isn't just a fantasy; it works pretty damn well. Read more...

Edwin van der Sar spotted at Man United training ground, to discuss Daley Blind?

With Angel Di Maria a Manchester United player, barring the official announcement, there are expected to be plenty more incomings in the coming days. Daley Blind has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer, following some sterling World Cup displays and as one of Ajax’s best players. The fact Blind can […]

Kurtz: MSNBC 'Reeks'; A 'Travesty' to Allow Al Sharpton on Air

Monday on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor," media analyst Howard Kurtz slammed MSNBC as a "travesty" with an "an ethical blind spot" for continuing to allow Al Sharpton to be a conduit for the Obama administration and a host on their network. Show More Summary

Cover Your Home: How To Find and Remove Wireless Blind Spots  

WiFi is everywhere and, for most readers, that it includes your home. While desktop computers still frequently use Ethernet, the majority of laptops, tablets and smartphones use WiFi; indeed, the latter two often can’t connect to anything but a wireless network, be it your home router or a carrier’s cellular data. Show More Summary

Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay on the Complexities and Blind Spots of the Equality Movement

last monthOdd : Brain Pickings

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