Posts on January 18, 2013
Know Your States now available for Windows Phone!
Posted on 2013-01-18 11:32:00
Tags: windowsphone projects
Know Your States, the non-award winning app from the AT&T Dev Hackathon, is now available on the Windows Phone Store!
links: traffic fatalities visualized, lead is bad, comment trolls are also bad
Posted on 2013-01-18 15:14:00
Tags: gay links
- Five Years of Traffic Fatalities - interesting visualizations of traffic fatalities. They're definitely more common on weekend evenings, but not as much as I had thought.
- America's Real Criminal Element: Lead - I've read this hypothesis before about the crime wave in the 60s and 70s and subsequent reduction, but this presents a very good case for it. I'm a sucker for stories explaining things in the past that were mysteries!
- Never Lie About Who You Really Are - this resonated so hard with me I nearly exploded. I am to the point where I don't hide that I have a husband, but I don't necessarily volunteer it even if it's relevant. Maybe that's not good enough.
- The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck - from the article:
Those who already thought nanorisks were low tended to become more sure of themselves when exposed to name-calling, while those who thought nanorisks are high were more likely to move in their own favored direction. In other words, it appeared that pushing people's emotional buttons, through derogatory comments, made them double down on their preexisting beliefs.and that sounds about right from my personal experience.
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